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Greetings and Happy Autumn!

From your friends atGlobal Ties Akron


Global Ties Akron would like to welcome all of the international students to the University of Akron, as well as, thank all the amazing host families and volunteers that are making their arrival a welcoming one.

Know Your Community – Know Your World (KYCKYW)

Global Ties Akron is in its 4th year of its multicultural curriculum project, Know Your Community – Know Your World, that explores global and local diversity with6th grade classrooms.  As we expand, we are incorporating service learning, citizen journalism, and social entrepreneurship modules to create opportunities for experiential and deep learning preparing students with skills for success in a global economy. For more information or to get your school involved email Shannon Anicas, Program Director-Global Education at shannon.anicas@gmail.com or visit KYCKYW website.

Event Information & Save the dates!

Global Village Festival: Elegance in Freedom

Sunday, September 13, 2015, Noon to 6 p.m., Lock 3 Park, Akron

Relish the avenue of ethnic food and cooking demonstrations and stroll thru the open market place. Explore interactive cultural, religious, and holistic health exhibits. Watch or become part of our live cultural entertainment of authentic ethnic music, dance and other performances. Grab a free “Passport”, featuring supportive local businesses and interactive journey through the Global Village. And don’t forget to visit the Kids Nation to create cultural crafts, experience games & other fun activities. Celebrate Summit County’s history of diversity and ethnic communities.

Akron Peace Week! Sept 25 – Oct 4th!

This year marks the 6th year of Akron Peace Week! Each year our week is filled with workshops, concerts, discussions, and more aimed at highlighting peaceful work being done in our community, and giving people tools to bring nonviolence deeper into their lives.

Annual International Thanksgiving
November 7, 2015

Join us for the evening of food and entertainment! It is a free event, but we ask that you bring a covered dish or dessert for sharing. Please RSVP so we know how many turkeys to provide. 🙂

Educator Professional Development
November 20, 2015

Discover lively, interdisciplinary activities that help students understand the importance of sustainable global citizenship and informed decision making. In this full-day workshop, K-12 educators will engage in role-playing simulations, problem-solving challenges, and critical thinking activities to build students’ knowledge in math, science, and social studies. All participants will receive our classroom-ready curriculum, which emphasizes hands-on learning and cross-curricular problem solving. All activities are aligned to Ohio’s New Learning Standards and the Common Core Standards.

To register for this event go to www.esc-cc.org/
Choose Calendar of Events/Select Nov. 20, 2015, and follow the registration link

Cleveland International Film Festival

March 30 – April 10, 2016


Multicultural Literacy Festival

May 13 & 14, 2016

In partnership with the Akron-Summit Public Library, we are planning a multicultural literature festival for May of 2016.  This interactive 2-day event will include student field trips (PreK – 4) and family focused evening and Saturday activities including reading spaces (Mongolian Yurt, Teepee), cultural performers, ethnic storytelling and multicultural authors.