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UNESCO RILA Spring/Summer 2020 News & Events

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To lighten your mood during these uncertain times, we bring you an overview of goodness. In this newsletter you'll find inspiring individuals, tips to beat the lockdown blues, poetry, intellectual entertainment and important dates for your diary. For once we're grateful for global warming, as the sun in Glasgow is definitely keeping us afloat. Hope you are all well in your part of the world,

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Learning and Living in Diverse Communities

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"Learning and Living in Diverse Communities" was the theme of the conference that took place in the House of Civic Communities in the city of Pécs, Hungary, in June 2019. It was the 11th conference which the specialized network on “Between Global and Local – Adult Learning and Communities” of the European Society on the Research for the Education of Adults (ESREA) has been organizing ever since 2006.

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Literacy and human rights in Rwanda: BALID/UNESCO Chair webinar

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We are delighted to invite you to attend our first ever virtual Informal Literacy Discussion, which we are privileged to be hosting in partnership with the UNESCO Chair in Adult Literacy and Learning for Social Transformation at the University of East Anglia, UK on 6th May at 12 noon BST.

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Wellbeing resources to help you through the lockdown

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During these difficult and unprecedented times of social distancing, isolation, and lockdown, many of us are realising the core tenet of social psychology- that humans need to belong to groups, to feel a sense of connection to humans around us, and to share a sense of identity and purpose.

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Webinar: Women on the frontlines of the crisis

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The Coronavirus, Capitalism and Inequality webinar series continues with a webinar about women from the global south on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis. We hope you can join us on Thursday 23 April at 1pm to hear and put your questions to our speakers from the Philippines and South Africa.

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Educational Peacebuilding in Medellin and Acapulco: Understanding the Role of Education, Culture and Learning in Responding to Crises

Educational Peacebuilding in Medellin and Acapulco

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We are very pleased to announce a new award to the University of Glasgow within the  British Academy’s  GCRF Education and Learning in Crises Programme. The project is entitled Educational Peacebuilding in Medellin and Acapulco: Understanding the Role of Education, Culture and Learning in Responding to Crises, and is led from Glasgow by Professor Evelyn Arizpe, Dr Sinead Gormally, working with  Dr Nohora Niño Vega, El Colegio de Sonora, Mexico and Dr Jerónimo Castillo Muñoz, Fundación Ideas para la Paz, Colombia. The value of the award is £357,915.

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Voluntary-based study circles and related municipal policies: international best practices

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WP701/2020

These case studies are diverse in style, length and content. They approach this significant subject from different contexts and directions. They are presented here in the authors’ own words and ways of seeing, edited only for ease of reading and understanding.

C2UExpo 2020 | Culture, Place and Resilience - 12-14 May, 2020, Ontario, Canada

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This is a CALL FOR PROPOSALS - Submission Deadline: December 15, 2019, 11:59 pm E.S.T. - for the C2UExpo 2020 | Culture, Place and Resilience - 12-14 May, 2020, Ontario, Canada.

C2UExpo 2020, Canada’s leading conference on community-campus partnerships, will mark the 8th time for community and campus researchers to gather together to share knowledge, talk and engage with one another as we explore our ideas, successes and struggles, building relationships with others who are working on similar concerns, tackling problems locally and globally.  The three co-hosts, NORDIK Institute, Algoma University and Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig are excited to welcome you to Baawating, Sault Ste. Marie, at the heart of the Great Lakes.

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