GECP Newsletter

Friday, Feb 24, 2023

TODAY: Yoga (and More) Gathering for GECP

Above: Students at the last GECP yoga event (December 2022)

Event details:

  • Friday, Feb. 24, 3-5pm
  • Guided yoga led by a former elementary school teacher (3-4pm)
  • Sandwiches and cookies (4-5pm)
  • Erickson Hall Room 310
  • Register here

GECP Dearborn Trip: Registration Deadline Today

Register for the two-day, GECP-funded trip to Dearborn through this link

Spring 2023 GECP events

Tentative event calendar for GECP events this semester.

Events on the horizon:

  • Friday, Feb. 24th, 3-5pm, Erickson 310, GECP Yoga (and more)
  • Friday-Saturday, March 17-18, Dearborn Trip (register here by Feb. 24)
  • Tuesday, March 21st, evening (exact time TBD), GECP Movie Night

Please Email Alyssa if you would like to have a role in planning or helping run events.

Above photo: GECP Students Sarah Garland and Ana Vidal pose for a picture at Meijier Gardens during a Fall 2022 GECP/UECP trip to Grand Rapids.

GECP Student Spotlight:Olivia Twa (she/her/hers)

What is your favorite movie?

La La Land

If you weren't planning to be a teacher, what job would you choose?

Professional writer, or pretty much anything that deals with words!

Why did you join GECP?

I wanted to be part of a cohort community that expanded my worldview.

What is a powerful global experience you've had at MSU?

Working at the Refugee Development Center!

What are your hobbies?

Music, coffee, and reading

What is your favorite place to be?

Lake Michigan

Upcoming campus events


Education Abroad 101 (EA 101). Friday, Feb. 24th, 2-3pm, Zoom. Description: Education Abroad (EA) 101 is for anyone interested in studying abroad but isn't sure where to start! Register here.

*note that EA 101 webinars take place via Zoom every Friday.*

GECP Yoga (and More). Friday, Feb. 24th, 3-5pm, Erickson Hall 310. Relax with yoga, followed by sandwiches and cookies. Register here.

APIDA/A Solidarity, Coalition & Justice Workshops: 'Solidarity with Other Racialized Communities'. Tuesday, Feb. 28th, 2-4pm, Erickson Hall 252. Details here.

Ethnolinguistic and Ethnoreligious Nationalism(s) in Education in the Context of Global Crises. Friday, March 3rd, 10am-5pm, Erickson 252. The ascension of populist leaders (e.g., Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, Donald Trump in the US, Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Sri Lanka) keenly supported by ethnoreligious and ethnolinguistic groups and movements in democratic societies is a global phenomenon in the past decade. In their struggle for power, neo-nationalist groups (e.g., Boko Haram in Nigeria, Buddhist-nationalists in Myanmar and Sri Lanka, and Bharatiya Janata Party of India) have led to crimes against humanity testing the strength and boundaries of democratic societies and their values. Neo-nationalist movements have impacted education systems making schools and other educational institutions a site of struggle between proponents and detractors of ethnocentric education. Details here.

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