Global Experiential Learning (GEL) Virtual Series
Global Experiential Learning (GEL) integrates travel, multicultural education, and service learning to empower students with knowledge, skills, and values to use as they continue their careers at the University of Arizona (UA) and beyond. GEL strives to create more intentional, inclusive, and culturally competent global programs to provide a positive experience that is open to all students.
We looked forward to an amazing lineup of experiences for this upcoming year, but the pandemic has placed a pause on the physical travel for now. As we individually adjust to these changes in the world, GEL has also evolved to provide you more innovative programming that will allow you to virtually travel with us and learn about unique stories from both here in Tucson and around the globe. We have partnered with University of Arizona’s Center for Digital Humanities to provide you with multiple interactive and engaging virtual experiences every month that align with the mission of providing global opportunities that focus on social justice, environmental justice, cultural exploration, and service learning. Are you all ready to join us?
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*Invitation link buttons will be available on Monday, September 28, 2020 at 9:00 am
GEL Culture Series
Students will be able to tour and learn about a cultural or historical sites within Tucson. Participants will be able to virtually traverse the locations and ask questions and learn in real time. Find out what makes Tucson so unique and the stories behind these special places.
GEL Cats in the Community Series
GEL will showcase a service learning experience that explores the diversity of Tucson. Students will learn about the purpose, people, history, and culture of a Tucson based project and how they are creating sustainable change in our communities and how you can be a part of it.
GEL Global Conversations Series
Virtually travel with us around the world as we highlight contemporary topics with international students, faculty, staff, and partners. Each session will give students a glimpse of multiple global perspectives as select presenters give an in depth look at social justice issues within their culture.
Culture Event 9/28/20 at 12:00 pm
Come learn more about GEL and the new virtual platform being offered this semester to students. You will get to meet the GEL team, learn about upcoming events, and see highlights from our previous domestic and international trips.
Cats in the Community 9/29/20 at 12:00 pm
Flowers are the art and bullets are the struggle. Flowers and Bullets' mission is to reclaim and amplify Latinx cultural roots through sustainability, art, and rebellion to liberate, heal, and empower youth and communities in Barrio Centro. Come learn more about the historic MidTown Farm and how to get involved.
Global Conversations 9/30/20 at 10:00 am
Lionel Davis is a former political prisoner who served several years on Robben Island prison with former President Nelson Mandela during the Apartheid years of South Africa for his activities and involvement in the National Liberation Front. Lionel tells the story of his life in District 6 and how his antagonism towards white authority motivated his activism in parallel with what is currently occurring in the Black Lives Matter Movement.