Global Engagement

Film: Sadika’s Garden

The story of Sadika, her family, and their move to Vancouver from Syria’s war-torn Raqqa. A group
of Canadians, once refugees themselves, unite to sponsor a Syrian refugee family in this moving short film. Followed by a facilitated discussion.
Come early and enjoy pre-film refreshments!
Hosted by Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research (SIETAR) BC and Faculty of International Education.

This event is a part of VIU's Global Citizens Week.

Graphic Refugees: The Trauma of the Displaced Self Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series

When the experience of being a refugee is utterly foreign to us, how can a comic artist bring the lived turmoil of war and loss to us in a way that invites empathy? Graphic narratives of displacement bring us face to face with the suffering of others, but also expose the limits of our compassion and challenge us to move from seeing to acting.
Hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

This event is a part of VIU's Global Citizens Week.

Global Groove – Bob Marley Birthday Bash! Featuring RebeLstoke, Caleb Hart & Stainless

A special edition of the monthly world music concert series and official wrap-up party of the All Nations Reggae Symposium. February 6th is the birthday of Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley. Come celebrate his life, legacy and his universal message of peace and freedom for all peoples.
The entrance is free. 19yrs.+ with ID.
Hosted by VIUSU.

This event is a part of VIU's Global Citizens Week.

Worldbridger Film Series: 2040

Motivated by concerns about the planet his 4-year- old daughter would inherit, director Damon Gameau embarked on a global journey to meet innovators and change-makers. Learn about his search to identify the best solutions, available to us now,
that help improves the health of our planet and the societies that operate within it.
Hosted by the Faculty of International Education and Nanaimo Global Film Festival.

This event is a part of VIU's Global Citizens Week.

El Reggae en Español

Learn the story of a Mexican musician’s journey from being a student of classical guitar in Guadalajara to forming his own reggae band and later relocating
to Vancouver Island, joining the reggae community here. The session will be conducted mostly in Spanish. Native speakers and Spanish language learners alike are encouraged to attend.
Hosted by the Faculty of International Education (Cultural Connections) and the Department of Modern Languages.

This event is a part of VIU's Global Citizens Week.

Tourism, Truth and Reconciliation

In this presentation and panel discussion academic and industry stakeholders will illustrate how tourism experiences and spaces can facilitate Truth and Reconciliation.
Hosted by Recreation and Tourism Management, Geography, History, and Office of Aboriginal Education and Engagement.

This event is a part of VIU's Global Citizens Week.

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