Forced from Home Event

Global Learning & Service-Learning at CPCC are offering an amazing and free opportunity for students, staff, and faculty.

This event is sponsored by Doctors without Borders and is called Forced from Home; it travels the country and will be in Charlotte on October 7-14, 2018.

Forced from Home is a free, interactive, outdoor educational exhibition that raises public awareness about the experience of the world’s more than 68.5 million refugees and internally displaced people. This educational event helps attendees learn about the many challenges people on the move encounter and the work Doctors without Borders does to address their basic medical needs in a host of settings.

Here is the link to learn much more about this amazing experience: https://www.forcedfromhome.com/

We believe it to be very important to offer this opportunity of civic engagement for our students, and we have set up two options where CPCC students can attend as a group with a faculty or staff member as part of the experience. This will allow all of us to experience the exhibition together, and we will offer a reflection for the students at the end. Students will be awarded two Civic Engagement hours on their service transcripts for attending this experience.

Anyone from CPCC is welcome and encouraged to attend, and we would love if you could share this information with your students, fellow staff and faculty. The two designated times for CPCC are:

  • Tuesday, October 9; 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. (CPCC faculty member Tiffany Adams & Director of Global Learning will attend; Nadine Russell will lead the group)
  • Sunday, October 14, 2018; 2 – 3:45 p.m. (Director of Service-Learning Jenn Marts will  lead group)

Please direct interest folks to register here to receive a reminder email for the event: https://goo.gl/forms/Og9MWlFL7Vd7jOW92

The Forced From Home Exhibition will be at the NASCAR Hall of Fame: 400 E M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28202; you will need to provide your own transportation to and from this event. The main entrance for the parking garage is located on Martin Luther King Blvd. between Brevard St and Caldwell St.

We will also be hosting a Deliberative Dialogue on the refugee experience that we encourage all attending students, staff and faculty to come to.

This will take place at Central Campus on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. The room will be sent once everyone is signed up. We need at least 10 participants to make this part of the experience happen.

Deliberative Dialogues allows people to share their perspectives and experiences with one another about difficult issues we tend to just debate about or avoid entirely. Students will receive 2 hours of civic engagement credit for participating in this opportunity as well. You do NOT have to attend the exhibit to attend the dialogue – all are encouraged to come and learn from one another.

If you have questions, please email jenn.marts@cpcc.edu.

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