Celebrate and Learn in honor of International Women’s Day

March is National Women’s History Month, and March 8 marked International Women’s Day! Celebrate both by checking out some of the links listed at http://www.freewebs.com/uswhp/holidays.htm.

We also have two similarly themed events taking place in the Chicago area to share with you:

-A Discussion of the Shriver Report at Oakton Community College:
http://www.oakton.edu/calendar/events/index.php?com=detail&eID=1500

-Half The Sky, an event aiming “to help women and girls everywhere turn oppression into opportunity”:
http://www.ncm.com/Fathom/OriginalPrograms/event/Half_The_Sky.aspx?utm_source=Facebook_HTS&utm_medium=Contest&utm_campaign=HalfTheSky_FathomPage

For more, visit http://www.vivalafeminista.com/2010/03/womens-history-month-chicago-calendars.html.

The Thursday Three (one day early! ;D)

  1. Get updates on UN activity and read world news by subscribing to UN Wire, a free e-newsletter: http://www.smartbrief.com/un_wire/index.jsp#.
  2. Test your knowledge of world capitals (or another subject!) and donate to the World Food Programme for free with the wonderful FreeRice: http://www.freerice.com/index.php?&t=15431859752&s=World%20Capitals.
  3. Poet Taylor Mali’s speech funny and insightful speech “Totally Like Whatever” challenges us to speak with conviction.  You can read the text of his speech here, watch the author perform here, watch a lip-synced version here, or watch a typographic version here.

Film Friday

Today’s film is a moment in time film, a film about an experience to connect to and understand. Beyond that it is about a relationship between two men. Two men who did have to survive the killing fields, one on the outside, the other within, one privileged the other Cambodian, or Kampuchean, at the time.

The Thursday Three

Hello all!  Beginning today, look for three new web links posted here every other Thursday!

-Check out “Lost Generation,” the second-place winner of AARP’s U@50 video contest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42E2fAWM6rA.

-NAFSA held a “Student Diplomat” video contest last year to promote international education; view the winning entry here: http://www.nafsa.org/publicpolicy/default.aspx?id=16649.

-Explore the website of best-selling author, education advocate, and dedicated diplomat Greg Mortenson: http://www.gregmortenson.com/.

Hello!

Dear Readers,

Welcome to DECORUM!, a part of JuniorDiplomats.com!   We hope this blog will offer a place to discuss, celebrate, analyze, and share the importance of diplomacy and other social/public angles of international relations.

Look for more posts and info here soon!

~Lena