First-Year Experience
Georgia Southern University

Global Engagement Series

 

Mini Study Abroad Fair – January 23
Drop in any time between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Russell Union Commons
The Study Abroad Fair provides students with an opportunity to learn information about Summer 2018 programs before the application deadlines pass.
Burned: Are the Trees the New Coal  (Film Viewing) –  January 23
7 p.m.
Natural Sciences Building, room 1119
Part of the Environmental Community Cinema series, Burned: Are Trees the New Coal is a film by Alan Dater and Lisa Merton that examines forest destruction in the United States. For more information about the movie, read the description on the film’s website.
Bakari Sellars – January 24
7 p.m.
Performing Arts Center

Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Office of Vice President of Student Affairs, & the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment Management as we welcome Bakari Sellers as the 2018 MLK Commemoration speaker.  This annual event is an opportunity for the campus and local community to gather and celebrate the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   This event will be live streamed on the Armstrong and Liberty campuses.

Bakari Sellers made history in 2006 when, at just 22 years old, he defeated a 26-year incumbent State Representative to become the youngest member of the South Carolina state legislature and the youngest African American elected official in the nation. In 2014 Sellers won the Democratic nomination for Lt. Governor and is widely considered to be a rising star within the Democratic Party and leading voice for his generation.

Global Engagement Fair – February 21
Drop in any time between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Russell Union Ballroom
First-Year Experience welcomes students and faculty to attend the seventh annual Global Engagement Fair! Attend the fair to learn about the different ways that Georgia Southern, Statesboro, and Bulloch County engage with global issues. Attendance verification will be provided.
The Age of Consequences (Film Viewing) – February 21
7 p.m.
Natural Sciences Building, room 1119
Part of the Environmental Community Cinema series, The Age of Consequences examines climate change in the United States. For more information about the movie, read the description on the film’s website.
SEED: The Untold Story (Film Viewing) – March 7
7 p.m.
Natural Sciences Building, room 1119
Part of the Environmental Community Cinema series, SEED: The Untold Story is a film follows seed keepers dedicated to keeping seed varieties alive. For more information about the movie, read the description on the film’s website.
Lauren Singer, Zero Waste Advocate – March 20: EVENT CANCELED
7 p.m.
Performing Arts Center
Lauren Singer is an environmental activist, entrepreneur, and blogger. Her blog “Trash is for Tossers” focuses on educating readers on how she achieves a zero waste lifestyle, and her company The Simply Co. sells environmentally friendly laundry detergent. Come hear her speak about living a zero waste life.
The Holi Festival – March 22
6 p.m.
Georgia Avenue in front of the Georgia Southern bookstore
Translated as the “Festival of Colors,” Holi is a traditional holiday celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs. Holi Festival has an ancient origin and celebrates the triumph of good over bad. It is a socio-cultural festival during which a wide range of colors are smeared over each other as a mark of love and belonging, and to welcome the spring season.  Participants are advised to wear white T-shirts or clothing that you don’t mind getting smeared with colored powder. The colored powders will go away after washing and are nontoxic. However, try to avoid getting the colors into eyes,ears, nose or mouth.  Holi Festival is free and open to the public.
Queer Femme Activist Ericka Hart – March 23
7 p.m.
Nessmith-Lane Auditorium, Room 1915 
Ericka Hart (pronouns: she/they) is a Black Queer Femme activist, writer, highly acclaimed speaker and award winning sexuality educator with a Master’s of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University. Ericka’s work broke ground when she went topless showing her double mastectomy scars at Afropunk Fest 2016. Since then, she has spoken at colleges and universities across the country, been featured in countless digital and print publications including Essence, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Refinery 29, and has a running PSA on Viceland. Ericka’s voice is rooted in leading edge thought around human sexual expression as inextricable to overall human health and its intersections with race, gender, chronic illness and disability. Both radical and relatable, she continues to push well beyond the threshold of sex positivity.
Asra Nomani: The Paradox of Women in Islam – March 28
7 p.m.
Performing Arts Center

Asra Q. Nomani is the author of the critically acclaimed Standing Alone in Mecca: An American Woman’s Struggle for the Soul of Islam and of Tantrika: Traveling the Road of Divine Love. A former Wall Street Journal correspondent, Nomani has also written for The Washington PostThe New York Times, and Time magazine on Islam.
Landfill Harmonic (Film Viewing) – April 12
7 p.m.
Natural Sciences Building, room 1119
Part of the Environmental Community Cinema series, Landfill Harmonic is a film that follows the Recylced Orchestra of Cateura, as they play instruments made out of recycled materials. For more information about the movie, read the description on the film’s website.

Last updated: 3/20/2018

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