Pitt-Johnstown @ Your Service Week will focus not only on our local community but the global community, as well. These events are part of Pitt-Johnstown’s GLOCAL Society Series, which will spotlight pressing global and local (GLOCAL) issues. The Series promotes greater global competency with regard to the pressing issues of our time as well as various social, political, economic, ecological, cultural and technological changes at the global level and their overlapping consequences in our local communities. The following events celebrate the international component of the Pitt-Johnstown Experience.
International Success StoriesOur international students from China, South Korea, Nigeria, Rwanda, Taiwan, Russia, Ghana, Cameroon, and Vietnamwill share stories of their native countries with local elementary school children and will discuss the ways that life differs in the United States.
- Tuesday, October 20 (9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Windber Elementary School)
- Thursday, October 22 (Noon to 1 p.m. at Westmont Middle School)
- Thursday, October 22 (2 to 3 p.m. at Ferndale Elementary School)
Invisible Children Fall Tour 2009
Monday, October 19 (6-9 p.m. in the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center)
The Invisible Children movement has brought the issue of Uganda’s night commuters and child soldiers to the attention of millions of Americans. Join us for an informative and highly moving documentary on the “invisible children” of Uganda, where children are both the weapons and victims. This film, which exposes the realities of northern Uganda’s night commuters and child soldiers, has inspired countless Americans to ask the question, “How can I help?”