Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Throughout the 2021/2022 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 20, 2021 

Feels Good Man   

This film follows Matt Furie, creator of internet meme "Pepe the Frog" as he tries to regain control of Pepe from members of the alt-right who have co-opted the image for their own purposes.

6:00-9:00 p.m. McComsey Hall, Myers Auditorium

Cost: Free ($25 for 3 CEUs for licensed professionals) must register

For registration, please click Here  

 

October 20, 2021 

Boys State

This documentary highlights the next generation of leaders by following a thousand teenage boys attending a summer leadership program in Texas learning the mechanics of politics and government where they build a representative government from the ground up.  

6:00pm-9:00pm McComsey Hall, Myers Auditorium

Cost: Free ($25 for 3 CEUs for licensed professionals) must register

For registration, please click Here 

 

 

November 18, 2021 

Las Madres De Berks

This documentary tells the stories of four families detained in the immigrant facilities in Berks County, PA. This facility is looked at as a "model" facility despite its numerous human rights violations over the years.

6:00-9:00pm McComsey Hall, Myers Auditorium

Cost: Free ($25 for 3 CEUs for licensed professionals) must register

For registration, please click Here 

 

February 10, 2022

eyes


we exist: beyond the binary

We Exist: Beyond the Binary is one of the first films to document a first-hand account of what it is like to exist as other than strictly male or female.

6:00-8:300pm McComsey Hall, Myers Auditorium

Cost: Free ($25 for 3 CEUs for licensed professionals) must register

For registration, please click Here

   

March 15, 2022

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Prescription Thugs-a film by Chris Bell

"Bracing and vital..eye-opening...unexpectedly dramatic."

6:00-8:30pm McComsey Hall, Myers Auditorium

Cost: Free ($25 for 3 CEUs for licensed professionals) must register

For registration, please click Here

 

April 14, 2022

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before the flood

Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.

6:00-8:30pm McComsey Hall, Myers Auditorium

Cost: Free ($25 for 3 CEUs for licensed professionals) must register

For registration, please click Here

  • Contact Us

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

    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.

    internJenny Oravecz, Learning Institute Intern, jmoravec@millersville.edu

    Hello! I’m Jenny Oravecz (she/her/hers) and I’m a returning student to Millersville University. I graduated with my BA in Psychology and a minor in Women’s Studies in 2002. I’m really excited to be back, now pursuing my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree! Since graduating in 2002, I enjoyed an interesting career in the healthcare industry working mostly in non-clinical regulatory capacities. In early 2020, I took the leap and left my corporate career to pursue my next chapter: tying together my passion for social justice and my commitment to anti-racism. The academic knowledge I will obtain through the MSW program, as well as the professional experience through field work/internships, will equip me to engage in life’s work that is focused on sustainable and positive change. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking (and eating), appreciating nature and her abundant beauty in every season, practicing meditation, mindfulness and yoga and dancing (all kinds!). I love music and have an affinity for classical music. I’d love to hear who your favorite Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and/or Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) composers are. I am grateful for the opportunity to be an MSW-Intern with The Learning Institute this year, and look forward to partnering with you on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives!