Meeting Purpose: Discussing the new UCP-SARnet course, the Global Poverty Project upcoming visit to Arizona, final things to do for the Summit in China, and some updates on meetings Dr. Wosinski and Osee recently had in Tucson.
Date: March 30, 2012
Time: 9am – 11am
This meeting was dedicated to identifying a few important tasks for us to focus on exclusively over the next 2 weeks.
Multicultural Perspective on Community Development
This is the new UCP-SARnet online course that will be offered for the first time in Fall 2012. To spread information on this new course, we will be giving out flyers to people we know who may be interested in taking this course that focuses on leadership as it relates to social problems in the world today and community development.
The Global Poverty Project
The Global Poverty Project, with their compelling presentation "1.4 Billion Reasons" (2:21 min YouTube trailer), illustrates to audiences in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom that it is possible to end world poverty. The resources exist to accomplish this seemingly impossible feat but aid needs to be given in such a way that the world's poorest can learn to help themselves so as to rise out of extreme poverty indefinitely. The Global Poverty Project will be in Arizona on April 16th and 17th. Forks for Change will arrange for them to have 1 presentation on each of these days at ASU open to anyone who wishes to attend. But professors interested in having the Global Poverty Project present in their classes on these days may also request to do so.
International Leadership Summit in China
The registration deadline for the summit has been extended to April 30th so as to allow more time for our network of contacts to disseminate the information. Information has been sent out to all UCP-SARnet members; you are all welcome and encouraged to participate in this extraordinary leadership opportunity focused on community development as it relates to the accomplishment of the Millennium Development Goals. Visit the Global Interactions Website to find the complete program of events and the application form for the summit. Additionally feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We will send out final invites for the summit by next week's meeting to any remaining groups that we feel may be interested in joining in this opportunity.
Closing: Updates on Various Meetings
We closed with a brief overview on the meetings that Dr. Wosinski and Osee had this week in Tucson. They had 2 separate meetings, one with Dr. Torres who is a Dean of the Department of Agriculture at the University of Arizona (See Blog), and one with Dr. Aecio D'Silva, a Professor at UofA and also a UCP-SARnet advisory board member (See Blog).
Next week there will 2 meeting options for the executive team. There is an option to attend a Symposium on "Trade and Investment Opportunities in Liberia" taking place in Phoenix, and the remainder of the team will meet in the Computing Commons to send out final invites for the summit.