Monday, April 3 – Friday, April 7

Breaking Barriers: Inclusiveness in the USA and Beyond

Each semester, GGC presents a campus-wide dedication to global awareness with a full week of informational and educational events, hosted, in part, by the Office of Internationalization and the Office of Student Involvement. Additional international learning opportunities are available throughout the year that build intercultural competence and skills, adopting a solid multicultural and global mindset that's crucial to a holistic college experience.

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Monday, April 3

Crisis in Ukraine: A Challenge to the Current International Order

10 – 11:50 a.m. | Cisco Auditorium, Building C

The purpose of this panel is to propose a broader understanding of the crisis in Ukraine, along with its impact on international relations. We will discuss the following topics:

  • What are the roots of the crisis in Ukraine?
  • What are relevant historical narratives?
  • Why does Ukraine matter to the United States and Europe?
  • How has President Trump handled this crisis?  

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Language Tables

2 – 5 p.m.  | Student Center, Second Floor Lounge

Faculty, staff and students host tables for all members of the campus community to practice using world languages including Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Mandarin, Chinese, French, Turkish, Portuguese, and more.

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Tuesday, April 4

International Short Film Screening and Discussion 

11 a.m. – Noon | Heritage Lecture Room, Kaufman Library

Screen short foreign films from Mexico, Zimbabwe and France. Students will be asked to formulate questions about the culture represented on screen, creating student driven, open discussion. Faculty will be present to represent highlighted countries and facilitate.     
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Love of One's Country: Perspectives from a Muslim Marine 

1 – 2 p.m. and 2 – 3 p.m. | Student Center, LVIS

This program is intended to help educate the GGC community regarding Islam. Guest speaker Mansoor Shams is a U.S. Marine Veteran, business owner, and Muslim youth leader. He has been featured by the BBC, New York Times, Washington Post, Baltimore Sun and more, and has made national TV appearances as a commentator on CNN and MSNBC. Find out more about him at muslimmarine.org. Reception to follow. 

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Wednesday, April 5

Birthdays Around the World 

12 – 2 p.m. | Student Center, Second Floor Lounge

This year Peace Corps turns 56 and we invite all of GGC to come celebrate with us at this special event! Come and learn how you can become part of the 56-year old legacy and serve as a Peace Corps volunteer in one of the 60+ countries around the world. We will also celebrate the Peace Corps Prep program at GGC, which is in its third year. Did you know GGC is one of a select few universities in the U.S. to have a Peace Corps Prep program?

You can also learn what it’s like to celebrate a birthday in other cultures from a number of the student organizations on campus.

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Thursday, April 6

Global Dance Showcase

12 – 1:30 p.m. | GGC Library Lawn (in case of rain, event will be held in Cisco Auditorium, Building C)

View cultural dance performances from around the world.  

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Islam, American Culture and Immigration – A GGC Student Panel

– 3 p.m. | Cisco Auditorium, Building C

This GGC student panel will cover the topic of "Islam, American Culture, and Immigration."  Most of the panel will be comprised of first or second generation immigrants, and all or most will be female, as gender stereotypes and Islam will also be addressed.  

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Mr. and Ms. Caribbean Pageant 

7 – 10 p.m. | Student Center, LVIS

This pageant is a cultural event that will reinforce global awareness, specifically Caribbean culture and celebrations.

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Friday, April 7

Sigma Iota Rho Induction Ceremony

3 – 4 p.m. | Building D, 2108

Celebrate the newest members of Sigma Iota Rho. GGC student Hope Derany will give the keynote address. 

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Explore More International Learning

GGC offers a host of international learning opportunities – some abroad and some right here on campus.