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Event focuses on social justice

Monday, April 19, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: VIRTUAL

A Conversation with Katharine Wilkinson

Join us as we welcome internationally acclaimed author and advocate Katharine Wilkinson in conversation with Denise Quarles (Siemens) and Chandra Farley (Partnership for Southern Equity). They will discuss the beautiful anthology co-edited by Wilkinson and Ayanna Johnson: All We Can Save: Truth, Solutions and Courage for the Climate Crisis-- which is both a book and a movement. 

Co-Sponsors:  Women’s Resource Center, Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain, Office of Campus Sustainability, Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, Center for Global Change


Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 9:00am to Friday, April 23, 2021 - 4:00pm

Location: VIRTUAL

Atlanta Global Studies Symposium: A Vision of Global Resilience Guided by the U.N. SDGs

Explore what the past year has taught us about global interdependence.  Celebrate our individual and collective resilience.  Discover the rewards and possibilities of interdisciplinary collaboration.  Sessions will include a track presented by RCE Greater Atlanta focused on Building Partnerships for Climate Action: Academics Reflect on Collaboration with Nonprofit Organizations/Nonprofit Leaders Reflect on Collaboration with Academia, as well as a virtual youth conference session led by students from RCE Greater Atlanta and RCE Georgetown.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: VIRTUAL

Sustainable Food Systems in Georgia

Join the conversation with the following panelists from different areas of Georgia's food systems as they discuss sustainable agriculture and how it relates to resilient and socially-just food systems. The panelists will give their unique perspectives on the current context in Georgia and what needs to be done to ensure a sustainable food future for our state. They will also draw connections to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and how food systems connect to larger issues like climate change. There will be opportunities for audience interaction and Q&A.

  • Alice Rolls: President & CEO of Georgia Organics
  • Chris Edwards: Co-owner & Manager of Sparta Gardens
  • Nicole Kennard: Georgia Tech Alumna & PhD Researcher at Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures
  • Dr. Yongsheng Chen: Professor and Director of USDA Project on Food, Energy, and Water Sustainability
  • Charles Greenlea: Director of Greenspace Management at Eco-PARADIGM

 


Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: VIRTUAL

Film Screening: Gira and the Circus of Life

This Earth Day, Rise Up & Care and the Global Media Fest bring to you a story of superheroes in Brazil who are contributing to SDG 11 by making their community liveable and more sustainable.  Many of us may relate to a circus with entertainment and some childhood memories.  

But for some children in Brazil, it is something that has transformed their lives! Giving children and young adults direction, confidence, and a safe space to learn and grow in a community full of poverty and crime, Junior and Vinitius fought against all odds to set up "Crescer e Viver" in the heart of Rio de Janeiro. The Global Media Fest, Rise Up & Care and the Global Social Entrepreneurship VIP bring to you their inspiring story - Gira and the Circus of Life. 

Watch a live screening of the movie and join us for a roundtable with Vinitius (founder of Crescer e Viver) and Dr. Kirk Bowman (founder of Rise Up & Care and professor at Georgia Tech) for a Q&A about the film and the themes brought up in the film.


Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Responsible Investment: Who is Your Money Funding?

Money matters when it comes to the climate crisis – investments play a key role in financing a lower-carbon, healthier, more sustainable and equitable future. In February 2021, the University of Edinburgh divested from fossil fuels, a significant milestone on its journey to be carbon neutral by 2040. By shifting investments out of fossil fuels and into organisations and funds that positively impact society and the environment, the University is playing a part in progressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

What can the individual do to support society’s transition to clean energy, a smarter use of resources and a more inclusive economy? Did you know that everything from who you bank with to how your pension fund is managed plays a role? This event will provide you with the knowledge and tools to place environmental sustainability and social responsibility at the centre of your finances, and will link you to further resources to make positive, lasting changes.

Georgia Tech is co-leading a global collaboration to develop an SDG “Virtual Mobility Project” – a series of online courses that bring together students and faculty from universities around the world to learn about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and put them into practice. Over the next few months, each partner university will host a webinar to share one area of expertise that they bring to the collaboration. Please join us for this webinar, hosted by the University of Edinburgh. 

The Virtual Mobility Project is in partnership with Georgia Tech, McGill University, Tec de Monterrey, University of Cape Town, University of Edinburgh, and University of Geneva. More information about the webinar series can be found HERE.


Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Location: Virtual

Park Pride

The New Case for Parks will examine the renewed interest in green space brought on by the convergence of crises in 2020 and how issues of racial justice, public health, and extreme weather events have ignited an urgent need to invest in our park systems.

SLS has limited sponsorship opportunities for students.  Contact us.


Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Student Engagement in the SDGs

Georgia Tech is co-leading a global collaboration to develop an SDG “Virtual Mobility Project” – a series of online courses that bring together students and faculty from universities around the world to learn about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and put them into practice. Over the next few months, each partner university will host a webinar to share one area of expertise that they bring to the collaboration. Please join us for this webinar, hosted by McGill University.  McGill students will host the webinar on recent activities organized by SDG Student Hub. They will discuss seom key strategies and communication tools they have used in order to engage students in the SDGs.

The Virtual Mobility Project is in partnership with Georgia Tech, McGill University, Tec de Monterrey, University of Cape Town, University of Edinburgh, and University of Geneva. More information about the webinar series can be found HERE.