Norwalk Community College will sponsor “Humanitarian Week,” (April 5-12),a week of activities open to the public focusing on many human rights issues.
“Humanitarian Week” will feature events held both on and off campus, including a field trip to New York City to visit the Museum of Tolerance.The focus is to raise awareness of important topics including human trafficking, civil rights, hunger, tolerance, homelessness and the history of American activism.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Friday, April 5 : Habitat for Humanity
Meet at W111 at 8:45 a.m., Return to NCC by 5p.m.
You are invited to volunteer for a local build taking place right here in Fairfield County. Space is limited to the first 15 students. Please email Adrienne Conley at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Tuesday, April 9 : "Brother Outsider" film screening
East 223 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
"Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin" uncovers the vision behind a visionary strategist and activist involved with the civil rights movement. Rustin was a disciple of Gandhi, a mentor to Martin Luther King Jr., and the architect of the 1963 March on Washington. The film will be followed by a Q and A Session with Walter Naegle, the executor and archivist of the Bayard Rustin Estate.
Tuesday, April 9 : Americans Who Tell the Truth
GenRe Forum at 4:30 p.m.
Join the Theater Club as they honor Americans who have fought for the rights of others throughout U.S. History. Famous activists such as Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, Mark Twain, and Susan B. Anthony will come alive before your very eyes!
Wednesday, April 10: Lunch with Robert Franco
Academic Center, W104 Conference room, from 12 to 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Robert Franco is Professor of Pacific Anthropology, Coordinator of the Service-Learning Emphasis, and Director of the Office for Institutional Effective at Kapiolani Community College, University of Hawaii. In these roles he bridges the cultures of faculty and administration to shape an innovative indigenous, intercultural, and international campus culture. Join Franco in a dialogue on how service-learning plays a role with human rights work.
Wednesday, April 10: Human Trafficking presentation by Alicia Kinsman
GenRe from 2:30 to 4p.m.
Alicia Kinsman, Director of Victim Services at the International Institute of Connecticut, oversees Project Rescue, an anti-human trafficking program, and provides legal representation in immigration matters to victims of human trafficking and other crimes. She speaks to numerous groups raising awareness on the issue of trafficking.
Sponsored by Student Government and Student Activities
Thursday, April 11: Oxfam Hunger Banquet
Culinary Arts Dining Room (West Campus), from 10:30 a.m. to 12p.m.
A Hunger Banquet is a dramatization of the inequality that perpetuates poverty. The Hunger Banquet is an interactive opportunity for people to see and feel the effects of poverty and food injustice.
Friday, April 12th:: Museum of Tolerance Trip to New York City
Leave NCC West Campus at 9a.m. and Return from NYC by 3 p.m.
Sign up in the Student Activities Lounge in W111 by April 4, 2013. The Museum of Tolerance challenges visitors to confront bigotry and racism, and to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts.
Humanitarian Week events are funded by the NCC Foundation and also sponsored by numerous student clubs and offices at the college. For additional information, contact Student Activities Coordinator Adrienne Conley at: email@example.com.