Feb 2, 2014

Join Us! February is International Awareness Month

Students! We hope this activity-filled International Awareness Month spurs your interest in exploring routes beyond what you may have imagined before. We're kicking off with an Opening Event and live music at 10 am to 1 pm on Monday, February 3, outside the LRC.

Join us outside the LRC as we kick-off activities for
Kauai CC International Awareness Month - "Nurture Your Roots, Explore Your Routes"
Monday, February 3, 10 am - 1 pm

We hope this Month will serve to (1) Inform KCC students of international learning opportunities (study abroad / scholarships) available to them; (2) Honor and celebrate Kauai's multicultural heritage as a foundation for international and global learning; (3) Foster International and global perspectives around selected theme.

Get excited! Get Global! Learn more about the opportunities out there!

In the Library: Vessels that Connected Japan and Hawaii, Weaving Tradition Around the World
In the LRC lobby: KCC in the World (World Map)Study Abroad Information“Who is the Traveler?,” Study Abroad Wish-List
Abbreviation KeyLRC: Learning Resource CenterOSC: Once Stop Center PAC: Performing Arts Center F: Refreshments will be served
Week One Events: Opening, Japanese Martial Arts, UHCC Study Abroad

  • Feb 3 (M), 10:00 – 1:00 pm: Opening Event with live music. (outside LRC)
  • Feb 5 (W), 12:00 – 1:30 pm: World Café: KCC students share their study abroad experiences (LRC 124B) F
  • Feb 6 (Th), 10:00 – 4:00 pm: UHCC Study Abroad Programs and Scholarships Information Booth (LRC Lobby)
  • Feb 7 (F), 10:00 – 11:00 am: Demonstration of Japanese Martial Arts, featuring Sword Master from Japan (PAC)

Week Two Events: Women’s Issues, Faculty-led Study Abroad

  • Feb 10 (M), 9:00 – 1:00 pm: Red Flag Campaign: Make a flag to raise awareness about dating violence (LRC Lobby & Courtyard)                    12:00 – 1:30 pm: Movie: “Half the Sky – Turning Oppressions into Opportunities for Women” followed by discussion. Professor Joyce Nakahara (LRC 124B) F
  • Feb 12 (W), 9:00 – 1:00 pm: Red Flag Campaign: Learn about dating violence and promote the prevention of dating violence(LRC Lobby & Courtyard)                    12:00 – 1:30 pm: World Café: Talk-story with past KCC participants in faculty-led study abroad programs, in Japan, Okinawa, New Zealand, and Easter Island! (LRC 124B) F
  • Feb 14 (F), 1:00 – 3:00 pm: Healing Touch - Valentine’s Day Chair Massage (outside LRC from 1:00-2:00 and OSC from 2:00-3:00)                    2:00 – 5:00 pm: 1 Billion Rising: International Flash Mob/Dance Worldwide to end violence against women and girls. Join, release, and dance; and enjoy International dance performances and various booths! (OSC)

Week Three Events: Indigenous Politics, Indigenizing Curriculum, Who is the Traveler?

  • Feb 19 (W), 12:00 – 1:30 pm: World Café: Discover who the travelers are and listen to their intriguing stories. (LRC124B) F
  • Feb 21 (F), 12:00 – 1:30 pm: KCC International Alumna Presentations: “Island Future – RE-viewing Struggles of Okinawa and Hawaii” by Megumi Chibana, Ph.d Candidate in Political Science, University of Hawaii, Manoa (LRC 124B) F
  • Feb 21 (F), Time TBD:  Ethnomathematics on a Worldwide Voyage: Culturally Responsive Curriculum to College, Career, and Community Readiness. Prof. Linda Furuto, College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa (Place TBD)

Week Four Events: Sustainability, Closing

  • Feb 24 (M), 12:00 – 1:30 pm: Movie: “The Hungry Tide - A film about a Pacific nation on the front-line of climate change” followed by discussion (LRC 124B)
  • Feb 26 (W), 12:00 – 1:30 pm: Closing Events: Hoʻike, Celebration, Awards with International Food (LRC 124 A & B) F

The International Awareness Month is made possible by the Honda International Opportunities Fund and will be brought to you by the International Education Committee with the support of a number of student volunteers and student clubs as well as faculty and staff.

Posted by Kyoko Ikeda
International Education Coordinator