Act for the World: Forum on UN’s Millennium Development Goals – Oct. 23

Act for the World: Educational Forum on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals
Thursday, October 22, 4:00PM to 7:00PM
Great Hall, Memorial Union

Poverty, hunger, universal education, gender equality, child mortality, maternal health, HIV, malaria, the environment, technology… these are the world’s most urgent development challenges. The United Nations created the Millennium Development Goals and committed to tackling them by the year 2015.

Attend the forum to learn about the goals, what has happened around the world to address them, what remains to be done, and how you can involved. Presentations will be given by UW Professors Amy Stambach, Majid Sarmadi, and Dr. Matt Reynolds on the history of several goals and progress around the world. Interactive display tables on each goal will be staffed by affiliated student organizations, and campus and community organizations that facilitate volunteer and other opportunities will be available.

Hypnotiq (Hip Hop Dance) and the West African Dance of Madison will perform.

Sponsored by International Student Services, Global Studies, African, Hispanic, Asian and Native American Pre-Health Society, AIESEC, American Medical Students Association, EDGE Project, Engineers Without Borders, Poverty Stops Here, UNICEF, Wisconsin International Students Association, WUD-Global Connections, WUD- Society and Politics.

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Schedule of Events:
Interactive displays on each Millennium Goal and Volunteer Organization Tables will be available 4:00PM – 7:00PM.
4:15 Welcome
4:20 Comments by Dean of Students Lori Berquam
4:25 Professor Amy Stambach, Educational Policy Studies, “Education for All by 2015: Will We Make It?”
4:45 Hypnotiq Hip Hop Dance Performance
4:55 Professor David O’Connor, Pathology and Medicine, “HIV/AIDS and the UN MDGs”
5:15 Professor Majid Sarmadi, Ph.D., Textile Science Design Studies Department, School of Human Ecology, “Environmental Sustainability and Fashion: What Can I Do To Help?”
5:35 West African Dance of Madison
6:00 Visit Goal Displays and Community Organization Tables