Global Issues Forum (Archive)
Below are a list of events at CPCC that target global issues. Be sure to attend!
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 10; 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
WHERE: Pease Auditorium, CPCC Central Campus
CONTACT: The event is free but reservations are required due to limited seating.
For more information or to make a reservation, call 704.330.8595 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Piedmont Community College’s (CPCC) Global Issues Forum is pleased to host a public event discussing what it means to be Muslim in America today.
During this presentation Aman Ali will discuss his road trip across America with fellow New Yorker Bassam Tariq, in which they stopped each evening during Ramadan 2010 at a different mosque in a different state. The two drove more than 13,000 miles during the trip and blogged about it daily on their website. They prayed inside the “Ground Zero Mosque,” got pulled over by a police officer and visited the first mosque ever built in the U.S. Along they way they met several individuals who are a part of the diverse Muslim-American community.
Free parking is available in the Faculty/Staff parking deck, accessible from East Fourth Street. The event is sponsored by CPCC’s Business and Accounting Division.
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 4; 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
WHERE: Tate Hall, Overcash Center, CPCC Central Campus
CONTACT: Reservations required due to limited seating. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 704.330.6595 or e-mail email@example.com.
What do you know about refugees?
Central Piedmont Community College’s (CPCC) Global Issues Forum is pleased to host a public event focused on raising awareness and understanding of North Carolina’s refugee population.
During the event, refugees from Asia, Africa and the Middle East will participate in a panel
discussion with leading refugee experts from across the state to discuss:
- the differences between refugees, immigrants and asylees
- the many nationalities of North Carolina’s refugee population
- how refugees are contributing to North Carolina’s culture
- how you can help refugees assimilate and settle into the community
Don’t miss this informative event as we shine a light on North Carolina’s refugees and how this population is positively impacting our community, culture and lives.
- Marlene Myers, N.C. state refugee coordinator
- Cira Ponce, director of the Catholic Social Services Refugee Resettlement Office – Charlotte
- Cynthia Aziz, immigration attorney
- Refugees from Africa, the Middle East and Asia
Free parking is available in the faculty/staff parking deck, accessible from East Fourth Street.
Light refreshments provided. Event sponsored by CPCC’s Business and Accounting Division.
WHERE: Halton Theater, CPCC Central Campus, 1206 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte
Social media is changing the way individuals and businesses shape their identities, communicate and share information. Social media channels on the Internet, such as blogs, wikis, podcasts and online videos connect groups of people who share similar tastes, interests and agendas. As social media gains momentum, how will it impact the more traditional communication channels and what can we, as users, anticipate in the years ahead?
Elder is well versed on the subject of social media. He spent the last year at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., on a prestigious Knight Fellowship with 21 other journalists from around the world. He studied social media from the best in the business – social media guru Howard Rheingold, Facebook and Twitter. During this time, he met with the company’s CEOs, toured their campuses and conducted case studies.
CONTACT: The event is FREE and open to the public. Free parking is available in the faculty/staff parking deck, accessible from East Fourth Street.
Culture Shock: Challenges for the Global Citizen
Sponsored by the CPCC International Business Program and the Diversity Committee
Ambassador Linda Tarr-Whelan to Speak at CPCC Global Issues Forum February 25th
Ambassador Linda Tarr-Whelan will speak on the topic of "Role of Women in Development: National and Global Perspectives" February 25th at CPCC. During her Senate confirmation hearing, Secretary of State designee Hillary Clinton promised that women’s issues would be “central to our foreign policy, not as adjunct or in any way lesser.” As a leading authority on the status of women and the role of women in politics, government and the community, Ambassador Tarr-Whelan will discuss the value of women’s leadership in international development efforts in the United States and abroad and the importance of raising the significance of women’s leadership internationally.
- WHERE: Tate Hall, Overcash Building, Central Campus
- WHEN: Wednesday, February 25th 6:30-7:30 p.m.
- RESERVATIONS: **FREE to CPCC Students, Faculty & Staff. RSVP to 704.330.6585, or Nadine.firstname.lastname@example.org**
- WACC Members: $7; Non-Members $12; You can make reservations at 704-687-7762, email at email@example.com or online at www.worldaffairscharlotte.org