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Bonner Global Conference Agenda

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Agenda | May 26 - June 2

 

 

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Agenda

The Bonner Global Village Conference has been designed in partnership with The Bonner Foundation, Peacework, and the Lead Team (student representatives from the Bonner Network). The goal of the conference is to train students on international development, engage with the Belizian community through an educational service project, and strategize about the design and implementation of the Bonner Global Village Network. Sessions below are broken out in these areas.

 

 

Time  Activity  Space/Location 
11:00am to 4:00pm

Participants Arrive

Look for Peacework staff at airport 

Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (Belize City) 

4:00pm  Travel to Conference Site, Check In, and Unpack

Hotel de la Fuente

snacks available

 

6:00pm

Welcome, Orientation, Meet & Greet

Peacework

Hotel Courtyard
7:30pm Dinner Restaurant Nahil Mayab 
9:00pm onward

Free Time at Hotel

A chance to settle in and relax

Hotel de la Fuente

 

Time  Activity  Space/Location 
8:00am  Breakfast  Paniscea Restaurant
9:00am 

Bonner Global Conference Welcome & Introduction

Icebreakers led by Clay Grego & Sarah Harrison

Featuring Google Video call with Kelly Behrend, Bonner Foundation

Hotel Courtyard
10:00am

Welcome to Belize: Culture, People, History

A presentation from the Peacework Staff

Hotel Courtyard
11:00am

Safety, Logistics, and Agenda Overview

Overview facilitated by Peacework Staff

Hotel Courtyard
12noon Lunch

Hotel de la Fuente

box lunches provided by Luigi's Restaurant

1:00pm

Building a Village Network

A workshop with Mary Gerardy, Peacework

Hotel Courtyard
3:00pm

Belizean Curriculum Review

A chance to meet as a large group to discuss Belizian curriculum

and decide on facilitation roles within the classroom

Hotel Courtyard

snacks available

4:00pm

Reflection Workshop: Uncovering our Diverse Identities

Led by Tracie Johnson, Ursinus College Bonner 

Hotel Courtyard
7:00pm Dinner 
La Hacienda Restaurant
8:00pm Group Ice Cream Social  Ice Break Parlor 

 

 

Time  Activity  Space/Location 
7:45-8:30am Breakfast  Paniscea Restaurant 
8:30am - 8:45am

Travel to St. Peter's Primary School

 
9:00am

Welcome and Introduction to St. Peter's

Led by school administrators and teachers

St. Peter's
9:30am - 10:30am

Build Yourself, Build Belize: Introduction

Focused on building relationships with youth and introducing the program

St. Peter's
10:30 - 11:30am

Build Yourself, Build Belize: International Perspective

Focused on the Common Commitment of International Perspective

St. Peter's
11:45am-12:45pm

Lunch

Hotel de la Fuente

lunches provided by Luigi's 

1:00pm

Welcome and Introduction to Louisiana Government School

Led by school administrators and teachers

 

Louisiana Gov School

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Build Yourself, Build Belize: Introduction

Focused on building relationships with youth and introducing the program

Louisiana Gov School
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Build Yourself, Build Belize: International Perspective

Focused on the Common Commitment of International Perspective

Louisiana Gov School

 

3:45pm - 4:30pm

Service Debrief on the Experience, Curriculum, Logistics

A chance to review how the day went and make adjustments

Led by Peacework

Hotel Courtyard

snacks available

4:30pm

Special Guest Speaker: Ms. Carla Alvarez

Principal Education Officer & District Education Manager for Orange Walk District 

Hotel Courtyard
5:45pm

Reflection Workshop: Unpacking Privilege and Ethnocentrism

Led by Clay Grego, Allegheny College Bonner 

Hotel Courtyard 
7:45pm Dinner Paniscea Restaurant 

 

 

  

Time  Activity  Space/Location 
7:45-8:30am  Breakfast  Paniscea Restaurant 
8:30am - 8:45am

Travel to St. Peter's Primary School

 
9:00am - 10:00am

Build Yourself, Build Belize: Diversity

Focused on the Common Commitment of Diversity

St. Peter's
10:00am - 11:00am

Build Yourself, Build Belize: Social Justice

Focused on the Common Commitment of Social Justice

St. Peter's
11:00am - 11:30am

Time to Work on Final Presentation

A chance to capture what students learned today

St. Peter's
11:45am - 12:45pm

Lunch

Hotel de la Fuente

lunches provided by Luigi's

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Build Yourself, Build Belize: Diversity

Focused on the Common Commitment of Diversity

Louisiana Gov School
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Build Yourself, Build Belize: Social Justice

Focused on the Common Commitment of Social Justice

Louisiana Gov School
3:00pm - 3:30pm

Time to Work on Final Presentation

A chance to capture what students learned today

Louisiana Gov School

snacks available

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Service Debrief on the Experience, Curriculum, Logistics

A chance to review how the day went and make adjustments

Led by Peacework

Hotel Courtyard

4:30pm

Reflection Workshop: Poverty, Hunger, and Human Insecurity

Led by Meghan Helmbrecht, College of St. Benedict Bonner 

Hotel Courtyard
7:00pm Dinner Lee's Chinese Restaurant
8:30pm Evening Activity: Optional Game Night or Movie Night  Hotel Courtyard

 

 

 

Time  Activity  Space/Location 
7:45-8:30am  Breakfast  Paniscea Restaurant 
8:30am - 8:45am

Travel to St. Peter's Primary School

 
9:00am - 10:00am

Build Yourself, Build Belize: Spiritual Exploration

Focused on the Common Commitment of Spiritual Exploration

St. Peter's
10:00am - 11:00am

Build Yourself, Build Belize: Community Building

Focused on the Common Commitment of Community Building

St. Peter's
11:00am - 11:30am

Time to Work on Final Presentation

A chance to capture what students learned today

St. Peter's
11:45am - 12:45pm

Lunch

Hotel de la Fuente

lunches provided by Luigi's

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Build Yourself, Build Belize: Spiritual Exploration

Focused on the Common Commitment of Spiritual Exploration

Louisiana Gov School
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Build Yourself, Build Belize: Community Building

Focused on the Common Commitment of Community Building

Louisiana Gov School
3:00pm - 3:30pm

Time to Work on Final Presentation

A chance to capture what students learned today

Louisiana Gov School

snacks available

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Service Debrief on the Experience, Curriculum, Logistics

A chance to review how the day went and make adjustments

Led by Peacework

Hotel Courtyard

4:30pm

Reflection Workshop: Creating Opportunity in an Unstable World

Led by Nikki Murlo, Ursinus College

Hotel Courtyard
7:00pm Dinner Carlos Pizza  
8:30pm Evening Activity: Documentary Screening of "The Garifuna Journey"  Hotel Courtyard 

 

 

 

Time  Activity  Space/Location 
7:45-8:30am  Breakfast  Paniscea Restaurant 
8:30am - 8:45am

Travel to St. Peter's Primary School

 
9:00am - 10:00am

Build Yourself, Build Belize: Civic Engagement

Focused on the Common Commitment of Civic Engagement

St. Peter's
10:00am - 10:30am

Time to Work on Final Presentation

A chance to capture what students learned today

St. Peter's
10:30am - 11:30am

Final Presentation: Build Yourself, Build Belize

A project fair showing each of the student's posters

St. Peter's
11:45am - 12:45pm

Lunch

Hotel de la Fuente

lunches provided by Luigi's

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Build Yourself, Build Belize: Civic Engagement

Focused on the Common Commitment of Civic Engagement

Louisiana Gov School
2:00pm - 2:30pm

Time to Work on Final Presentation

A chance to capture what students learned today

Louisiana Gov School
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Final Presentation: Build Yourself, Build Belize

A project fair showing each of the student's posters

Louisiana Gov School

snacks available

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Service Debrief on the Experience, Curriculum, Logistics

A chance to review how the day went and make adjustments

Led by Peacework

Hotel Courtyard

4:30pm

Reflection Workshop: Employment for Empowerment

Led by XX

Hotel Courtyard
7:00pm Dinner Nahil Mayab Restaurant
8:30pm Evening Activity: Documentary Screening of "Uncommon Ground" Hotel Courtyard

 

Time  Activity  Space/Location 
8:00am  Breakfast  Paniscea Restaurant 
9:00am - 12:00pm  Cultural Excursion to Altun Ha Mayan Ruins  Altun Ha Mayan Ruins  
12:30pm Lunch Smokey Mermaid Restaurant
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Curriculum Debrief

Addressing the ways that this could be adapted for future projects

Hotel Courtyard
3:00pm-5:00pm

Strategy for the Bonner Global Village Network

Led by Mary Gerardy, Peacework

Hotel Courtyard
5:00pm

Reflection Workshop: Strategic and Sustainable Development

Led by Amelia Lumpkin, Davidson College Bonner

Hotel Courtyard
7:30pm Fellowship Celebration: Dinner & Karaoke Night Lamanai Crocodile Restaurant

 

 

Time  Activity  Space/Location 
7:15am

Bus Transportation to Airport

Boxed Breakfast provided by Paniscea Restaurant 

Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (Belize City)

 

 

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