Global Causes

Wheelock College celebrated its 125th Anniversary in 2013. As part of the College’s yearlong celebration of this important milestone, Wheelock gathered national and international educators, practitioners, researchers, philanthropists, students, and policy leaders to explore pressing issues affecting children, youth, and families in education, health, and human rights across the globe. Thus the College’s 2013 Global Challenges and Opportunities Conference addressed three strands of importance to the global community: education, health, and human rights. The conversation continued with these posts.

WATCH: Human Rights Film Series at the Wheelock College Global Challenges Conference

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At the Wheelock College Global Challenges Conference in June 2013, five powerful films examining topics that directly affect the health, education, and human rights of youth and families globally were screened. The panelists were subjects, creators, and moderators of the films and the issues they tackle.

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WATCH: Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Addressed at Wheelock International Conference

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Speaking at Wheelock College’s 2013 Conference, Global Challenges and Opportunities for Children, Youth, and Families, panelists discuss “Prostitution, Trafficking, Human Rights: Political, Economic & Gendered Dimensions.”

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Activist Malala Yousafzai Honored

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Wheelock President Jackie Jenkins-Scott presented Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani woman who survived an assassination attempt at the hands of the Taliban, with a bronze bust of President Kennedy from the JFK Library Foundation. Learn why.

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