Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Throughout the 2022/2023 academic year, The Learning Institute: Global Well-Being and Social Change will be offering a number of workshops and presentations fostering and advancing justice and human rights. Brief descriptions of these thematic events are described below. A panel discussion will follow each film screening to promote further exploration of these relevant social issues at all system levels.

The Learning Institute is possible due to the following support: Department of Social Work & Social Work Organization

 

Documentary & Dialogue Series

September 22, 2022 

on the divide   

ON THE DIVIDE follows the story of three Latinx people living in McAllen, Texas who, despite their views, are connected by the most unexpected of places: the last abortion clinic on the U.S./Mexico border. As threats to the clinic and their personal safety mount, our three characters are forced to make decisions they never could have imagined.

6:00-8:30p.m. McComsey Hall, Myers Auditorium or virtually on Zoom

Cost: Free ($25 for 2.5 CEUs for licensed professionals) must register

For registration, please click Here  

 

October12, 2022 

US Kids

Us Kids chronicles the March For Our Lives movement over the course of several years, following X Gonzalez, its co-founders, survivors and a group of teenage activists as they pull off the largest youth protest in American history and set out across the country and globally to build an inclusive and unprecedented youth movement that addresses racial justice, a growing public health crisis and shocking a political system into change.

5:45-8:30pm Ware Center - In-person only

Cost: Free ($25 for 2.5 CEUs for licensed professionals) must register

For registration, please click Here 

 

 

October 27, 2022 
cured

Cured

Five years in the making, CURED illuminates a pivotal yet largely unknown chapter in the struggle for LGBTQ equality: the campaign that led the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to remove homosexuality from its manual of mental illnesses.  

6:00pm-8:30pm McComsey Hall, Myers Auditorium or virtually on Zoom

Cost: Free ($25 for 2.5 CEUs for licensed professionals) must register

For registration, please click Here 

 

Policy Webinar Series

 

In collaboration with The Walker Center for Civic Responsibility and Leadership at
Millersville University, The Learning Institute's monthly policy webinar series
provides a platform for discussion on the current policy that affected human rights.
The event will offer 1 Continuing Education hour for $10.00, to interested licensed
professionals.

September 7, 2022 - Abortion Rights - 12:00-1:00pm

Join our panelists in the discussion of policy as a tool for increasing access to women's reproductive health in light of the overturned Roe v. Wade and the future of women's reproductive health in PA and the U.S..

 

 

 

 

 

October 5, 2022 - LGBTQ Rights - 12:00-1:00pm

Join our panelists in the discussion of policy as a tool for increasing the human rights and socio-economic justice of the LGBTQ community.

 

 

 

 

 

 November 2, 2022 - Gun Safety - 12:00-1:00pm

Join our panelists in the discussion of gun safety and the 2nd Amendment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please register HERE FOR WEBINARS

 

 

 

 

  • Contact Us

    The Learning Institute:
    Global Well-Being and Social Change
    717-871-2103

    Dr. Karen Rice, Department Chair of Social Work at Millersville University
    (717) 871-5297

    internRasheed Osman, Learning Institute Intern, raosman@millersville.edu

    Rasheed Osman is a senior at the Millersville University of Pennsylvania Millersville, majoring in Social Work. His area of interest is researching best practices to supports people with intellectual disabilities. Driven by the passion for supporting people with intellectual disabilities and their families, Rasheed has completed internships with the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), Bell socialization services, and Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP). He is also An ODP certified Support Broker. In addition, he is an educational support coach for the Integrated Studies at Millersville University. Rasheed is interning with the Learning Institute Center for Advancing Justice and Human Rights, leading the Ubuntu Leaders Fellows Program and Documentary and Dialogue SeriesRasheed aspires to pursue a master’s degree program in social work and emergency management, have a career in social work, and write a grant for social services agencies. Behind the scenes, he enjoys fishing and playing video games.