UU Sunday (virtual) Forum - on " An Introduction to the United Nations Schools of International Learning" Oct 31

Event Dates: 
10/31/21
The First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee - Sunday Forum Presents...
An Introduction to the United Nations Schools of International Learning
 
A Virtual Zoom Program – Free & Open to the Public –
Sunday – October 31st, 2021 from 11AM-noon
With presentations by
 
Jenny Ekstein, Robert Lang, Mary Ellen Ruzga, & Kaela Zielinski– Members of the MPS United Nations School of International Learning Team
&
Annette Robertson & Michelle Wade
 
 
 
 
 
The presenters will discuss their unique perspectives about how the program developed and describe the experiences of the students and their families. 
The United Nations Schools of International Learning (UNSIL) program is implemented in grades 4 through 8 at 13 of the most diverse MPS schools where students speak more than 35 languages.  students learn about the UN and its member countries throughout the world.  They think critically about real-world problems, research solutions, and work together to develop a world perspective. 
Through this experience, students master critical academic skills such as researching, writing, and presenting with a focus on world affairs and current events.  Students gain skills in debate, negotiation, and conflict resolution, and they develop empathy and tolerance – all competencies that will serve them well in college, career, and life.
Each year culminates in a World Fair held at the UWM Arena in downtown Milwaukee where students present their work to each other and to the community as well as enjoy cultural performances from fellow MPS students.  Since 2017, this popular event has offered an opportunity for the Greater Milwaukee to learn more about the world community. 
 
 
 
 
Use the hotlink below to connect on Zoom to participate in this Sunday Forum presentation.
If you connect with Zoom, you will be in a waiting room until the presentation starts and you can participate with questions and answers.  Closed captioning will be available on Zoom.
You can also watch the presentation live or watch the saved video later by pressing Ctrl + Left Click on this hotlink First Church YouTube channel.
For over 50 years, the First Unitarian Society Sunday Forum lecture series has showcased provocative, sometimes controversial, speakers discussing topical issues of the day:  politics, the environment, health issues, the arts, education, and more. Speakers give a 45-minute presentation, followed by questions and brief comments from the audience.
 
For more information, contact: 

UnaMilwaukeewi@gmail.com