We congratulate our new facilitators from the Universidad Mayor in Santiago, Chile. They are beneficiaries of the first cohort who were trained by Jose Falconi in May 2022. By now, the original trainees have implemented the protocol in courses on Ethics and Social Responsibility, Oral and Strategic Communication (for the Musical Arts and English Pedagogy for Elementary and Secondary Education careers) and Nursing Management, covering a total of 277 students from different careers in the Santiago and Temuco regions. Read more about this experience here.
Fratelli Tutti: Equity is Built
“The experience of sharing and listening attentively to very different points of view, even with the initial desire to be equitable, requires its own process, since equity is built, not intuited in a universalist way”, said Juan Maquieyra, Executive Director of Fratelli Tutti Political School about the training workshop lead by Doris Sommer during December 2022 ” Read more here
Kenya Ends the Year with a New Cohort of Teacher Facilitators
Our partner, Shamiri Institute, a youth mental health organization based in Nairobi, Kenya has been implementing Pre-Texts with students and teachers alike. The 7,8 and 9 December, the Shamiri team led a Pre-Texts Facilitator Workshop at SHOFCO Kibera School for Girls. Over 75 teachers participated and completed the 3 day workshop. The teachers went through various sessions and explored texts in Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Literature. During the art making activity, the teachers expressed themselves in song and dance, poems, drama, choral verses and even did a TV news show presentation. A memorable experience for the teachers and the facilitators.
“Our teachers indeed learnt, had fun and were fully engaged.” Hecky Odera, SHOFCO Education Director. Visit page
The Shamiri Institute will be hosting a series of free virtual Pre-Texts workshops starting on 16th Jan 2023 and would love to invite interested teachers to participate. Registrations are ongoing and teachers are encouraged to express interest via email (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org). Registrations close early January 2023. More
Futebol Viral Scores Against Hunger
On December 17 and 18, our Brazilian colleagues from Futebol Viral organized Christmas celebrations in the Jardin Amazonas neighborhoods and at the Arena R3 Escola de Futebol Rondinelli do Flamengo where a special edition of “Fome OUT – A Base vem Forte” was held with the participation of students, former students and current players of football riopardense and the region up to age of 12 years, along with aeveral players from São José do Rio Pardo
Storytelling to Advance Health
The intersection of health and media has never been more pronounced. We now have more media options to share our stories than ever before, allowing us to create compelling narratives that convey both the challenges and the achievements of health care. MEDIA and MEDICINE: How to Tell Stories That Make a Difference is a Harvard Medical School certificate program for those interested in using storytelling to advance health. Led by faculty directors Dr. Neal Baer (award-winning writer and producer of ER, Law & Order SVU, and Designated Survivor) and Dr. Suzanne Koven (Letter to a Young Female Physician and Writer in Residence at Massachusetts General Hospital), this three-part media intensive will give you the tools you need to make an impact. Applications for the February cohort are due by January 9, 2023
Call for Abstracts STS, Bologna University
The 9th STS Italia Conference invites scholars from Science & Technology Studies and cognate areas to unpack the ambiguous concept of “interest” as a necessary step to tackle the challenges faced by our planet and to design worlds to come from an inter-national, inter-species and inter-generational justice perspective. Panel 13: Artistic Intelligence? Making it together in the Multispecies World. Organizers: Silvia Casini; Gediminas Urbona; Roberta Buiani; Philippe Sormani. Abstract Submission Deadline: 15th January 2023. More