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Sep15

Cuban Dance and Culture Application Deadline

Rolling Admission

Social Action and Integrative Learning

Thursday, September 15, 2016

DANC 418: Cuban Dance and Culture (1-3 credits) December 29, 2016 - January 8, 2017 Instructor: James Lepore Experience Afro-Caribbean music and dance in Cuba, its cultural epicenter. Coursework includes studio study of the vital West-African traditions of eastern Cuba and daily on-site emergence in the exciting social milieu (Salsa, Rumba, Santeria) that is uniquely Cuban. This intensive field class will take place in Santiago de Cuba, Baracoa and Guantanamo City. The director of this program, Jim Lepore, Professor of Dance at George Mason University, has long-standing professional relationships with the Cuban artists who will act as our mentors.

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Sep15

Post Genocide Community Development and Spirituality: Application Deadline

Rolling Admission

Social Action and Integrative Learning

Thursday, September 15, 2016

INTS 498/INTS 595/CONF 385/CONF 397/CONF 695 : Post Genocide Community Development and Spirituality (3 credits) December 29, 2016 through January 12, 2017 Instructor: Al Fuertes This winter break course brings the true spirit of international education by doing community engagement abroad in Cambodia, a country rich in history and cultural traditions, but that has also experienced one of the worst forms of genocide and conflict in recent years. Students will arrive in Siem Reap Cambodia and immediately be immersed in the rich culture and history of the region by visiting and learning about Angkor Wat and the 12th century architecture that it represents. Traveling to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital city, students will visit several museums including Toul Sleng and receive an introduction to the Khmer Rouge’s oppressive regime of the mid 1970’s. Many important seminars and peace building projects are the core of this program and promise to create a truly life changing experience for each participant.

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Sep20

Fear 2 Freedom

Social Action and Integrative Learning

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall

Join us on September 20, 2016 from 4:30pm-6:30pm in the Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall, as we assemble hundreds of “Fear 2 Freedom” (F2F) after-care kits which are an essential element to healing provided for those affected by sexual assault, child abuse, domestic violence, and sex trafficking. The F2F kits that we assemble at Mason, will be distributed to our very own Student Health Services, Wellness, Alcohol and Violence Education Services, and local area hospitals in Fairfax and Prince William counties

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Sep28

SOAN Colloquium: The idea of ‘smartness’ and change

Dr. Nyberg explores the idea of ‘smartness’ (e.g. ‘smart city’, ‘smart house’, ‘smart grid’)

Sociology and Anthropology

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
10:30 AM to 11:50 PM
Johnson Center, Paul Robeson Room

Dr. Roy Nyberg explores the idea of ‘smartness’ (e.g. ‘smart city’, ‘smart house’, ‘smart grid’) that has recently become a trendy prefix to many of our basic elements of life.

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Oct15

Alternative Breaks Application Deadline- Spring Break

Social Action and Integrative Learning

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Alternative Break programs are collaboratively designed by students and staff to address social issues through education and service learning. Alternative Break teams face challenging issues such as discrimination, inadequate housing, hunger, and poverty. Students emerge from these experiences transformed with new ideas, world views, and experiences that they apply to the world around them. Please visit our website to learn more about the programs and how to apply!

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Nov5

Mason Service Corps Registration Opens

Social Action and Integrative Learning

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Students in Mason Service Corps will earn 1 academic credit for every 45 hours of service in the community. SAIL staff will help identify a service placement for you (we have opportunities such as providing staffing in homeless shelters, working with children in a Head Start program, and working outside doing environmental conservation work). Alternatively, you can find your own placement to fit your interests. Mason Service Corps students will meet as a class INTS 294 on Fridays, from 10:30-11:45, where we will discuss issues related to community engagement, creating social change and topics around social justice. Class will be discussion based, with your service work as our "textbook." To sign up to be in Mason Service Corps, you would need to sign up for INTS 294: Mason Service Corps

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