Youth Programs with the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

What in the World? — Understanding Global News Headlines

If you are interested in exploring current events from around the world with a cohort of other, like-minded students, then this series is for you! Students will participate in six weekly sessions on topics pulled from global news headlines!


Participants will move through the sessions with a cohort of around 30 peers and will spend 1-2 hours each week exploring current global events through interactive sessions with experts, discussions with peers, and self-paced activities and explorations.


Starting on April 7, sessions will take place every Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. The six sessions include: Community Building (April 7), Hong Kong Protests (April 14), Uighur Muslim Persecution (April 21), Myanmar Military Coup (April 28), International Response to COVID-19 (May 5), and North Korean Diplomacy (May 12).


Students who register must commit to attending the first session and at least 3 of the remaining 5 seminars, but we highly encourage you to attend all 6! Register HERE.


Citizenship and Climate Justice with Chatham University

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Telling Your Story: A Skillshare about Citizenship and Climate Justice

Thursday, April 8, 2021 5:30-7:30pm CT


Have you experienced the impacts of citizenship-based discrimination or oppression? Have you experienced the impacts of climate change? Have you experienced both? Have you taken action to address citizenship or climate justice?

Come learn how to tell your story creatively from a spoken word artist in this interactive workshop. You'll also learn how to build out a climate story from the Alliance for Climate Education. This workshop is meant to prepare participants for the opportunity to share their story, live or recorded, during the "Story Slam: Citizenship and Climate Justice" happening virtually on April 29th from 6:30-8:00pm. This workshop is open to anyone age 14 and over (adults included), but the story slam will have storytellers limited to ages 14-20.


This event will be a conversation and will include time for participants to share work they create in the session with each other. Please come prepared to have your camera on, audio unmuted, and to be fully engaged! We can't wait to hear your story.

Register HERE.


Story Slam: Citizenship and Climate Justice

Thursday, April 29, 2021 5:30-7:30pm CT

Have you experienced the impacts of citizenship-based discrimination or oppression? Have you experienced the impacts of climate change? Have you experienced both? Have you taken action to address citizenship or climate justice? If you answered YES to any of these questions, we can't wait to hear your story.


If you are between ages 14-20, come tell your story, or just come to listen and support other youth as they tell their story during this virtual event.

Register HERE.

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