Pros: Smart interesting people. Great programming.
Cons: Modest pay. Limited advancement opportunities.
The PBS KIDS Edcamp is making it's way to Washington, DC for the first time on Saturday, December 1, 2018
PBS KIDS Edcamp is a unique “unconference" professional development training provided for early childhood educators (Pre-K, kindergarten, first and second grade teachers, Head Start teachers, in-home child care providers, child care center providers, after school program providers, family members, and others are welcome) AT NO COST!!!
The "Unconference" Model
Edcamp session topics are generated by educators on the day of the Edcamp.....this gives each participant an opportunity to produce ideas about what they want to discuss and learn, and along with peer participants, get to decide what topics will be covered! The PBS KIDS Edcamp environment is based around a few main principles......
Participant-Driven............Educators choose what they want to discuss and what they want to learn. Session topics are generated by educators on the day of the Edcamp. Educators come with ideas, and—together with their peers—decide on what topics they want to cover with no formal leader.
Educator Experience not Expert Presentations............All educator experiences are equally valued and respected. The Edcamp model taps into the wealth of experiences by providing a space for educators to share their ideas and thoughts with each other. Expertise is derived from collective and collaborative conversation.
Rule of Two Feet.................If at any time a participant feels he or she is not getting the professional learning they hoped for in a session, they are free and encouraged to move on to another session.....it's just that simple!!
Free to Attend................There is absolutely no cost to attend and participate in an Edcamp. Space is limited however, so please register ASAP!!
Here is a short video to learn more about EdCamp.
Please join the One Journey Festival for a free screening of PBS POV’s Voices of the Sea. The film will be followed by a panel discussion on the global refugee crisis and a short Q&A session. Our panelists will tell their stories and navigate the dizzying complexities of the refugee crisis.
Revealing stark realities for the poorest of rural Cubans with unique access and empathy, Voices of the Sea is the story of a 30-something mother of four longing for a better life. The tension between wife and aging husband—one desperate to leave, the other content to stay—builds into a high stakes family drama after her brother and the couple’s neighbors escape.
This benefit event is a One Journey Festival collaboration with Marymount University, NOVA Friends of Refugees, CAVA, and POV, the award-winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS.
If you would like to support the One Journey mission, please donate here.
Genre-defying and unforgettable, the Annie Moses Band has been thrilling audiences for over a decade with a sweeping virtuosity and musical spirit that is both fresh and poignant. These are true musicians of the highest caliber drawn together by the bonds of family, faith, and love for their audience. Raised by Nashville songwriters and educated at the Juilliard School, this band of siblings have graced the stages of Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry House. Their Warner Bros. album “American Rhapsody” topped the charts while their PBS specials, “Christmas with the Annie Moses Band” and “The Art of the Love Song” have broken records and been nominated for an Emmy.
Do I have to present my ticket(s) at the event?
Yes, please provide a paper ticket or visible image on your mobile device.
What ages are tickets required for?
All adults and children (Ages 1 and up) must have a ticket.
Will childcare be provided?
Yes, complimentary childcare for children (PreK and younger) will be provided. If you choose to bring your child(ren) to the concert, they need their own ticket. Infants (those under the age of 1) are excluded from this policy.
If you would like to reserve childcare, you must email Alydia@fbcalexandria.org with your child(ren)'s name(s) and age(s) once you have purchased your ticket. Reservations are required in order to maintain a safe environment with adequate adult supervision.
What is your refund policy?
We cannot offer refunds. Please give away your tickets if you find that you cannot use them.
The Xchange event has been rescheduled to march 2019 due to some cancellations by some of our key speakers and some logistical challenges. Instead, we are partnering with Africa-USA on another good event this Thursday at the Nigerian Embassy to discuss with top African investors on how to boost Intra-Africa trade. PBS will be filming a round-table and audience discussion on boosting Intra-Africa trade. You will have to RSVP separately for this event at this link - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/africa-usa-now-live-audience-filming-discussion-on-intra-africa-trade-tickets-52220403633
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We are confident that the new date will allow us to better plan a higher quality event.
Join us at the next edition of the Xchange for an evening of power networking, knowledge exchange and inspiration as we discuss with a panel of Ambassadors & CEOs how to navigate investment opportunities in various African countries as well as how embassies can develop partnerships and engage the Diaspora in development projects.
About the Xchange
The Xchange is our new Diaspora panel talk series designed to share insight and create dialogue on a wide range of issues and topics on business, social, culture, sports and entertainment and politics that affect Diaspora communities. The idea is to mobilize the enormous human and social capital in the Diaspora for big ideas and initiatives and foster cross-cultural partnerships & collaborations across various industries. We will bring together the voices of influence in Diaspora and highlight thought leaders and trailblazers in various industries.
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Celebrate the holiday season with The Art League Gallery!
During this free event, we will be viewing an episode of Art21 and serving a signature "Old Town Flood" cocktail created for us by Belle Isle Moonshine.
You will also have the chance to shop the "Petite December" small works show for some early holiday gifts!
"Berlin" Episode Synopsis:
A city still in the midst of a post–Cold War cultural and economic rebirth, since the 1990s Berlin has become a haven for artists from all over the world—a free zone where experimentation, individual expression, and international influences converge. From creating large-scale public projects to intimately personal ones, the artists in this episode demonstrate the diversity of practice and sensibilities in the German capital, expose its complicated history of war and migration, and convey hopes for finding systems that foster a better tomorrow.
Art21 is a celebrated global leader in presenting thought-provoking and sophisticated content about contemporary art, and the go-to place to learn first-hand from the artists of our time. A nonprofit organization, Art21’s mission is to inspire a more creative world through the works and words of contemporary artists. Art21 provides unparalleled access to the artist’s voice to diverse audiences around the world, using the power of digital media to introduce millions of people to contemporary art and artists. For more than two decades, Art21 has changed the paradigm for teaching and learning about the creative process. In addition to its Peabody Award–winning PBS-broadcast television series, Art in the Twenty-First Century, Art21 produces the digital film series New York Close Up and Extended Play; special artist projects, including the Peabody Award–winning feature William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible; educational resources and professional development; a digital publication featuring guest editors and contributors; and a comprehensive website, art21.org.
Moderated by Judy Woodruff, PBS NewsHour Anchor and Managing Editor.
In our current political climate, the issue of immigration has emerged as perhaps the single most salient political issue in the West. It poses questions that are central to the American experience: What does it mean to be an American? How can we best promote the rule of law, while maintaining our tradition as a nation of immigrants? Is immigration strengthening or weakening our country?
The American Conservative and The Nation are proud to partner for a Podius Debate to explore these questions. The debate resolution is "Resolved: America Needs More Immigrants," with The Nation arguing in favor and The American Conservative arguing in opposition. In a time when so much of the rhetoric surrounding immigraton —from both sides—is characterized by hyperbole and sensationalism, join us for a spirited yet civil debate over one of the most contentious issue driving our politics!
Sasha Abramsky, frequent contributor to The Nation, is the author of several books, including Inside Obama's Brain, The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives. His most recentbook, Jumping at Shadows: The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream, looks at the role irrational fear plays in divisive issues like gun control, health care, and immigration.
Michelle Chen is a contributing writer for The Nation, a contributing editor at Dissent magazine, and a contributing writer at In These Times. She is also a co-producer of “Asia Pacific Forum” on Pacifica’s WBAI and Dissent’s “Belabored” podcast, and studies history at the City University of New York Graduate Center.
The American Conservative
Jim Antle is editor of The American Conservative. Previously, he was politics editor of the Washington Examiner, managing editor of The Daily Caller, and associate editor of the American Spectator. Antle is the author of Devouring Freedom: Can Big Government Ever Be Stopped?
Helen Andrews is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in First Things, Spectator USA, Claremont Review, and American Affairs, among many others. Andrews was a 2017 Robert Novak Journalism Fellow.
6:45-7:45 pm: Reception
7:45- 9:15 pm: Debate
9:15-9:30 pm: Poll Results
9:30 pm: Closing Remarks
The Arab American Institute, the California State University San Bernardino Center for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies and Impact Media Partners present a screening and panel discussion for:
Through riveting and moving personal accounts of both Palestinians and Israelis, "1948: Creation & Catastrophe" reveals the shocking events of the most pivotal year in the most controversial conflict in the world. It tells the story of the establishment of the state of Israel through the eyes of the people who lived it. It is simply not possible to understand what is happening in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today without an understanding of what happened in 1948. This documentary was the last chance for many of its Israeli and Palestinian interviewees to narrate their first-hand accounts of the creation of a state and the expulsion of a nation.
Featuring a conversation with Omar Baddar, Deputy Director of Arab American Institute joined by SPECIAL GUEST PANELISTS on the film and understanding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict:
Andy Trimlett, Co-Director
Andy Trimlett has a Master’s degree in Middle East Studies from the University of Washington and a Bachelor’s degree in International Security and Conflict Resolution from San Diego State University. He has over decade of experience in public television, having served as senior producer, associate producer, editor and camera operator on a wide range of productions. He has worked on PBS programs in the United States, Hungary and Austria, winning a regional Emmy for a 30-minute documentary he co-produced about property tax law in California.
Ahlam Muhtaseb, Co-Director
Ahlam Muhtaseb is a professor of media studies at California State University, San Bernardino. Her research interests include digital communication, social media, and diasporic communities. She has published her scholarship on digital communication and other communication sub-topics, and has presented her scholarship to national and international conventions and scholarly meetings. Her most recent project is the documentary 1948: Creation & Catastrophe, a film on the year 1948 and its catastrophic consequences which has originated from her field work in the Palestinian refugee camps in the Lebanon, Syria, and Palestine. In addition, most of her recent research focuses on digital media and social movements online (cyber activism), and Arab and Muslim images in the media.
Alaa Hammouda, Andi Parhamovich Fellow, National Democratic Institute
Alaa Hammouda is the 2018 recipient of the Andi Parhamovich Fellowship with the National Democratic
Institute (NDI). Alaa currently serves as the Advocacy Media Officer with the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme in Gaza, where she is an advocate on issues of mental health, violence against women and children,
and human rights. Alaa has worked with NDI-West Bank Gaza as a translator and coordinator, and has a breadth of experience in many fields, including humanitarian work, journalism, teaching, and translation. As a Palestinian woman and a lifelong resident of the Gaza Strip, Alaa has lived through wars and with limited access to resources for more than ten years. During her fellowship in Washington, DC, Alaa will be developing a program concept called Sharki (“participate”), focused on building a network to enhance young women’s roles as leaders. Alaa is committed to her belief in young women as drivers of development and change in their communities.
Omar Baddar, Deputy Director, Arab American Institute
Omar is a political analyst, digital producer, and human rights advocate. He has an MA in International Relations from the University of Memphis, where his research focused on U.S.-Middle East policy. Prior to joining AAI, Omar was a Digital Producer and Presenter with Al Jazeera International's The Stream, the Executive Director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee of Massachusetts, and the the Director of the Palestine Cultural Center for Peace. He has participated in dozens of panels, lectures, and debates on college and university campuses throughout the U.S. His media appearances include the BBC, Al-Jazeera, Sky News, Voice of America, and RT; and his writings have appeared in the Daily Beast, Salon, the Huffington Post, and Jadaliyya.
SCREENING & PANEL SCHEDULE
6:00pm Pre-Screening reception, including food and drink
8:00pm Panel & Audience Q&A
For most of us, the holiday season brings to mind favorite food traditions, from stuffed turkeys to applesauce-laden latkes. Shoppers may make sure that their poultry is free range or their apples organic, but when we head to the supermarket to pick out groceries for holiday meals, how often do we consider the frontline retail workers who shape our shopping experience?
Food retailers play an important role in communities, serving as major employers and anchor institutions. But local chains are facing challenges from market consolidation, new competitors, and new technologies that threaten to alter business operations and replace workers. Some stores are finding ways to differentiate and improve business performance by investing in workers – which helps them create exceptional customer service and cater to local communities. Research by the National Grocers Association, the trade association for independent supermarkets, indicates that more than 80 percent of consumers still prefer to their local store to an online alternative, and they value local, quality items and friendly staff.
This event will explore how grocers can succeed – and can advance economic and racial equity – by investing in workers. Bringing together food access advocates, food retail leaders, and workforce development experts, we will discuss what consumers, business owners, and policymakers can do to encourage good working conditions for the people behind our groceries.
For those who are unable to attend a person, you may register for the livestream here.
CEO, Feeding America
Louisiana native, Claire Babineaux-Fontenot is CEO of Feeding America, a nationwide network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meals programs that provide food and improve food security for people facing hunger.
Previously, Claire served 13 years on Walmart’s leadership team, most recently as executive vice president and global treasurer. She was partner-in-charge of the Baton Rouge office and tax practice leader for Adams and Reese LLP, dispute resolution practice group leader for the southwest region at PwC, and an assistant secretary for the Office of Legal Affairs for the State of Louisiana.
Claire has served on numerous boards including the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, the board of directors and audit committee for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, and the board of trustees and finance and audit committee for the National Urban League and the National Association of Black Accountants.
She holds a master of laws in taxation from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.
Executive Director, YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School
Scott Emerick is the Executive Director of YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School. He oversees YouthBuild Philly’s programming, operations, fundraising, and relationship and capacity building.
Before coming to YouthBuild Philly in 2017 Scott served as the Senior Vice President for Education, Career, and Service Pathways at YouthBuild USA. In this role he oversaw a portfolio of education program initiatives related to improving postsecondary access and success; implementing quality secondary school programming at community based organizations, charter schools, and alternative high schools; increasing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) teaching and career development capacity; and helping educators and schools respond to learning differences and learner variability.
Previously, Scott has provided technical assistance for rural and urban school districts on a range of issues related to teaching quality and teacher retention. He also has professional experience as an educator, as an advocate for improved teaching and learning conditions, and as a management consultant for corporate and private foundation clients investing in education.
Scott has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
President & CEO, The Food Trust
Yael Lehmann serves as President & CEO of The Food Trust, which strives to make healthy food available to all. She is a frequent speaker on food access issues nationally, having appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, PBS NewsHour, BillMoyers.com, CNN, Good Morning America and many more. Yael was named “One of the Smartest People in Philadelphia” by Philadelphia Magazine and has received several leadership awards, including the Urban Leadership Award from the Penn Institute for Urban Research. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice. Yael received additional executive education in nonprofit management at Harvard Business School. She is also a Fellow of the third class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Director of Diversity, Hy-vee
Sailu is the director of diversity at Hy-vee. His Hy-Vee career began in 1998 in Waterloo and he continued to work for Hy-Vee while attending the University of Iowa. After graduation, Sailu decided to take the store director career path. Along the journey he worked at 11 different stores and was the store director at four of them. In late 2017, Sailu accepted the position of director, diversity where his main focuses are recruiting, training and education to strengthen our inclusive culture. He has a degree in African-American world studies from the University of Iowa along with his entrepreneurial certificate. Sailu and his wife Kaitlyn reside in Waukee, Iowa with their two daughters Lyla and Lena.
Founder, Principal, and Senior Managing Director, Arabella Advisors
Eric is the founder and senior managing director of Arabella Advisors and leads Arabella’s Good Food practice, which supports philanthropists and impact investors who are pursuing solutions to one of the great challenges of our time: transforming our food system to make delicious, nutritious, sustainably produced food accessible for all.
Eric chairs the committee at the James Beard Foundation that oversees efforts to engage the culinary community in advocacy on food policy, and he created the foundation’s Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change. Eric also co-founded the Chef Action Network and has a personal private equity portfolio invested in businesses at the forefront of improving our food system. And, he proudly serves as an appointed member of Washington, DC’s Food Policy Council. In addition to his work at Arabella, Eric founded and serves as chairman of the New Venture Fund, a nonprofit that incubates new social sector innovations, and co-founded the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.
This event is part of the Working in America series, an ongoing discussion series hosted by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program that highlights an array of critical issues affecting low- and moderate-income workers in the United States and ideas for improving and expanding economic opportunities for working people. For more information, visit as.pn/workinginamerica.
Learn how the Economic Opportunities Program is helping low- and moderate-income Americans connect to and thrive in a changing economy. Follow us on social media and join our mailing list to stay up-to-date on publications, blog posts, and other announcements.
The rise of populism and protectionism in many western countries and growing assertiveness of authoritarian powers has called into question the future of the rules-based liberal international order. As the most populous and economically dynamic region in the world, Asia will feel the impact of growing discontent with globalization and democratic norms and values that have shaped the post-WWII liberal international order. As the first Asian country to modernize and the region’s most advanced economy, what is Japan’s role in supporting and strengthening the liberal international order in Asia? What are the implications of Japan’s reorientation toward a “values-based” foreign policy mean for rule of law and democratic development in Asia? With uncertainty surrounding the role of the United States in the region and China’s growing influence, can Japan play a leadership role in defending the liberal democratic norms and values against these challenges?
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Yukio Takasu is United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General on Human Security. In his personal capacity, he chairs a policy study group of Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) on expanding support for democratic governance Mr. Takasu has nearly 40 years of multilateral diplomacy and has worked with the UN as Controller and Undersecretary General for Management until May 2017. He has been Special Adviser on Human Security since 2010, and has played a pivotal role in advancing a greater understanding on the notion of human security, both within the United Nations and outside. From July 2007 to August 2010, Mr. Takasu was Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations, and served twice as President of UN Security Council.
Maiko Ichihara is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Law and the School of International and Public Policy at Hitotsubashi University. Ichihara is also a member of the “Rising Democracies Network,” a research network of leading experts on democracy and foreign policy, dedicated to examining the growing role of non-Western democracies in international democracy support and conflict issues, hosted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Throughout her career, Ichihara has undertaken research on international relations and democracy assistance. She earned her Ph.D. in political science from George Washington University. Ichihara is a Steering Committee member of the East Asia Democracy Forum. Her recent publications include: Japan's International Democracy Assistance as Soft Power: Neoclassical Realist Analysis (New York and London: Routledge, 2017); “The Changing Role of Democracy in Asian Geopolitics,” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (2017); and “Japan's Democracy Support to Indonesia: Weak Involvement of Civil Society Actors,” Asian Survey, 56-5 (September/October 2016), pp.905-930.
Takako Hikotani is Gerald L. Curtis Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy. She previously taught at the National Defense Academy of Japan, where she was Associate Professor, and lectured at the Ground Self Defense Force and Air Self Defense Force Staff Colleges, and the National Institute for Defense Studies. Her research focuses on civil-military relations and Japanese domestic politics, Japanese foreign policy, and comparative civil-military relations. Her publications (in English) include, “The Japanese Diet and defense policy-making.” International Affairs, 94:1, July, 2018; “Trump’s Gift to Japan: Time for Tokyo to Invest in the Liberal Order,” Foreign Affairs, September/October 2017; and “Japan’s New Executive Leadership: How Electoral Rules "Japan’s New Executive Leadership: How Electoral Rules Make Japanese Security Policy" (with Margarita Estevez-Abe and Toshio Nagahisa), in Frances Rosenbluth and Masaru Kohno eds, Japan in the World (Yale University Press, 2009). She advised and appeared in PBS Wide Angle Program, “Japan’s About Face,” July 8, 2008. She was a Visiting Professional Specialist at Princeton University as Social Science Research Council/Abe Fellow (2010-2011), as well as a Suntory Foundation Torii Fellow (2000-2001), and Fellow of the US-Japan Leadership Program, US-Japan Foundation (2000- ). Professor Hikotani received her BA from Keio University, MAs from Keio University and Stanford University, and PhD in Political Science from Columbia University, where she was a President’s Fellow.
Daniel Twining joined the International Republican Institute as president in September 2017, where he leads the Institute’s mission to advance democracy and freedom around the world. He heads IRI’s team of nearly 500 global experts to link people and governments, motivate people to engage in the political process, and guide politicians and government officials to be responsive to citizens. Previously, he served as counselor and director of the Asia Program at The German Marshall Fund of the United States, based in Washington, DC. As counselor, he served on the executive management team that governs GMF’s annual operations; as director of the Asia Program, he led a team working on the rise of Asia and its implications for the West. Prior to GMF, Twining served as a member of the U.S. Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff, as foreign policy advisor to U.S. Senator John McCain, and as a staff member of the U.S. Trade Representative. He has taught at Georgetown University and served as a military instructor associated with the Naval Postgraduate School.
Derek Mitchell is the new president of the National Democratic Institute (NDI). Two decades earlier, Mitchell spent four years at NDI, serving as Senior Program Officer for Asia and the former Soviet Union. In between, Mitchell has had a distinguished career in and out of the U.S. government, in which he has witnessed the connection between democracy and international security. From 2012-2016, Mitchell served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Burma). He was America’s first ambassador to the country in 22 years. From 2011-12, he served as the U.S. Department of State’s first Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma, with the rank of ambassador. Prior to this appointment, Mitchell served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Asian and Pacific Security Affairs (APSA), in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In that capacity, he spent six months as acting APSA Assistant Secretary of Defense, and was responsible for overseeing the Defense Department’s security policy in Northeast, Southeast, South, and Central Asia. For his service, he received the Office of the Secretary of Defense Award for Distinguished Public Service in August 2011. From 2001 to 2009, Mitchell served as Senior Fellow and Director of the Asia Division of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). From 1997 to 2001, he served as Special Assistant for Asian and Pacific Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Mitchell was the principal author of the Department of Defense’s 1998 East Asia Strategy Report, the last such report produced by DoD. Mitchell began his work in Washington as a foreign policy assistant in the office of Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) from 1986-88. Most recently, Mitchell has been a senior advisor at the Albright Stonebridge Group, the United States Institute of Peace, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, as well as a lecturer for the Stanford-in-Washington program.