Global Education Week 2021
For the week of February 2 - 5, Solebury School hosted our annual Global Education Week!
Tuesday February 2
Social Justice Concentration
The week was kicked off with a introduction to our new Social Justice Concentration! The Social Justice Concentration is designed for students who wish to explore issues of equity, whether focused on economics, race, gender, the environment, or any host of justice concerns. Learn more about the concentration here.
Netflix Watch Party
The community enjoyed a Netflix watch party for Out of Many, One. Through the lens of five immigrants who are on their journey to U.S. citizenship, this film depicts some of the many threads that continue to weave the tapestry that is America. It is a reminder of its national motto, “E Pluribus Unum”, Out of Many, One. View the trailer here.
Wednesday February 3
Empowering Women in Ethiopia
Students enjoyed a presentation on Empowering Women in Ethiopia with Saba Alemayehuhas. Saba spent two years in Peace Corps Ethiopia working on many avenues of inclusion and development in the local school districts and university levels. She also facilitated several gender-focused secondary projects. She discussed the goals of the Peace Corps, her own mission, the different projects she worked on, and took time to answer questions about the experience.
All-School Assembly - Guest Speaker Alex Roche
Alex was born in Spain, where he obtained a double college degree in Law and Business and worked as a lawyer before moving to New York, where he now lives. Since graduating from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in 2012, Alex has dedicated himself to protecting and promoting democracy and human rights. After politicians in Spain undermined Spanish emigrants’ right to vote, Alex helped design and implement the #DosMillonesDeVotos campaign, which successfully defended and encouraged democratic participation amongst Spanish citizens worldwide. He then joined Amnesty International, where he campaigned to seek justice and accountability in a case of grave human rights violations in Latin America. Since 2016, Alex has worked at Parliamentarians for Global Action, the largest international network of individual legislators, which advocates for human rights, the rule of law, democracy, equality and inclusion. Alex works closely to advise and support members of parliament to defend and promote the rights of LGBTI people. His work has taken him all over the world, from Cape Verde to Samoa.
World Music House Party
Listen to the playlist here and discover some great tunes from around the globe.
Thursday February 4
Ghanaian Cooking Class
Elizabeth Agyei '21 led a Ghanaian cooking class and taught us how to make traditional Ghanaian meat (or veggie) pies.
Global Water Scarcity
The Honors Environmental Science class put together this newspaper with articles they wrote about global water scarcity. Read the article here.