Global Goals Week

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April 16 - 21, 2018

Global Goals Week aims to inform, inspire, and engage the Kennesaw community in the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hosted by the Owl Leadership Fellows, each day of Global Goals Week focuses on a cluster of goals so participants may identify a goal that resonates with them, connect with campus and local opportunities to support the goal, and engage in meaningful activity for impact. Global Goals Week will also serve as an opportunity for groups that share these passions to collaborate and connect for a greater collective impact on our community.

  • Join the Owl community in kicking off Global Goals Week with the Day of Service. 

    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • For details and pre-registration information please click HERE to access the dayofservice.kennesaw.edu webpage. 
  • Zuckerman Museum Tour

    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Join the Zuckerman Museum for a guided tour and reflection. We will also be discussing how these exhibits explore the Global Goals.  Refreshments will be served.
    • How Do You Impact Poverty?
      • Though bean counting, reflect on your experiences and how they impact poverty and hunger within the community. 
      • Kennesaw Campus
        • Carmichael Student Center, Second Floor Rotunda 
        • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Marietta Campus
        • Joe Mack Wilson Student Center, First Floor Lobby Near Elevator
        • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Stuffing For A Cause
      • Create hygiene packs for individuals experiencing homelessness while learning about the challenges the homeless populations experience.
      • Kennesaw Campus
        • Carmichael Student Center, Leadership Room
        • 12:00 PM -1:30 PM
    • Hunger Banquet
      • Participate in an interactive experience to explore the various intersections of food insecurity. Food will be provided. 
      • Kennesaw Campus
        • Prillaman Hall, Indoor Plaza
        • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Tai-Chi
      • Participate in an instructor led course to learn basic elements of Tai-Chi and to discuss the various health benefits of its practice.
      • Kennesaw Campus
        • Campus Green
        • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • We're Not All Mad Here
      • Gain a new perspective on mental health through this storytelling experience. 
      • Kennesaw Campus
        • Social Science, Atrium
        • 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
    • Education Panel
      • Attend an educational panel and participate in a question and answer session to explore adversity faced on various levels of intersectional identities within the education system.
      • Kennesaw Campus
        • Social Science, Auditorium
        • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      • Marietta Campus
        • Joe Mack Wilson Student Center, Room A216
        • Webcast 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Zumba
      • Join the campus Recreation Center for a 1 hour zumba session with a special review of health benefits pertaining to exercise and living a healthy lifestyle.
      • Kennesaw Campus
        • Student Rec Center
        • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Marietta Campus
        • Student Rec Center
        • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Exploring Healthcare: The Struggle is Real
      • Through exploration of the healthcare plan, learn about the inequalities and oppressions that exist within this system.
      • Kennesaw Campus
        • Carmichael Student Center, Leadership Room
        • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Interstate Love Song
      • Visit Interstate Love Song, the first solo museum exhibition of the work of Cambridge, Massachusetts based Tomashi Jackson. Jackson's richly textural mixed media paintings and videos explore the procession of color and the value of human life in public space, blending together histories of abstraction with vicinity-specific research.
      • Kennesaw Campus
        • Zuckerman Museum of Art
        • 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Equality and Justice Forum: Bench This - Carrying the Weight of Toxic Masculinity
      • Engage in discussion to examine toxic masculinity in our community and ways to combat it. Open forum featuring AAMI.
      • Kennesaw Campus
        • Carmichael Student Center, Leadership Room
        • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Movie Screening: Blindsided at Birth
      • Continue from the form and explore the development of toxic masculinity in classic Disney movies.
      • Kennesaw Campus
        • English Building, Room 102
        • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Recycle Relay
      • Who is the greenest team on campus? Find out at this year’s Recycle Relay. RSVP through OwlLife! Click HERE.
      • Kennesaw Campus
        • Campus Green
        • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Ecological Footprint Maze
      • Walk the Maze to better understand your daily eco footprint and the effect you have on the environment. 
      • Kennesaw Campus
        • Carmichael Student Center, Leadership Room
        • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Sarah Emmerson Exhibit: Are We the Monsters
      • Visit Sarah Emerson's latest exhibit: Are We the Monsters. Emmerson's paintings and installations present viewers with highly stylized versions of nature that combine geometric patterns and mythic archetypes to examine contemporary landscape. Are We the Monsters is planned as a series of commissioned murals and large-scale drawings that address the dichotomy of ruin and rebirth, destruction and creation. 
      • Kennesaw Campus
        • Zuckerman Museum of Art
        • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Eco Team Trivia
      • Test your environmental knowledge in a team style trivia match. RSVP through OwlLife! Click HERE.
      • Marietta Campus
        • Joe Mack Wilson Student Center, Room A216
        • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

     

    • Circular Economy Simulation
      • Explore the concept of the Circular Economy through this standing simulation.
      • Kennesaw Campus
        • Social Science, Atrium
        • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Marietta Campus
        • Joe Mack Wilson Student Center, Ballroom B
        • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Owl Clothing Swap
      • Reduce waste by participating in a clothing swap! With the textile and fashion industry being the second most unsustainable industry in the world, it is essential for there to be movements that reuse clothes. Bring gently used clothing items to swap!
      • Kennesaw Campus
        • Campus Green
        • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Carbon Matching Game
      • Participate in a simulation game to become more aware of carbon emissions that result from energy consumption.
      • Kennesaw Campus
        • Social Science, Lobby
        • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • Marietta Campus
        • Joe Mack Wilson Student Center, First Floor Lobby Near Elevator
        • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Global Goals Week will also include the First Annual Community Impact Challenge (CIC). CIC is a statewide competition that invites teams of 3-8 students to create initiatives based on the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Teams will present their research and program initiatives at CIC with one overall winner being selected.

    For more information about the Community Impact Challenge, visit https://www.communityimpactchallenge.com/

Collectively, Global Goals Week will provide the Kennesaw Community the opportunity to explore global concepts on a local level while also promoting Kennesaw’s engagement within the community.

For more information on the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals, please visit http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/#

Contact Ryan Keesee, rkeesee@kennesaw.edu, with any questions. 

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