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UBUNTU CELEBRATION 2012 UPPER SCHOOL WORKSHOPS

Workshops highlighted presented by CA students, parents, faculty, or staff.

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1 ACLU's Work on Behalf of Students' Constitutional Rights

ACLU of North Carolina Legal Director Katy Parker will describe the work of the ACLU in

protecting the constitutional rights of all North Carolinians, including students and youth. Topics

discussed will include Free Speech and Religious Freedom, Unreasonable Searches, and Equal

Rights for all students regardless of race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other

classifications.

PRESENTERS FACULTY

PROCTORS

ROOM

NUMBER

Katy Parker Leya Jones U213

2 A Spice of Sri Lanka

For an eclectic presentation on the unique island of Sri Lanka, come to A Spice of Sri Lanka! Try

some traditional Sri Lankan food from small eats to little deserts! Learn the traditional way of

preparing Sri Lankan tea! Get a spice of Sri Lankan culture, learn about some of the country’s key

aspects, here some of the country’s music and view some beautiful pictures of the country’s

landscape! Lastly, learn a traditional, interactive Sri Lankan game! Don’t miss this unique,

encompassing experience!

Shantal

Jayawickreme,

Ivana

Premasinghe

Vic Quesada

U222

3 Finding your Passion – Perspective for Today

In this session I will describe and show visually through photography how exploration and global

travel has impacted my view on passion and what’s really important. In today's dynamic economic

and social times, building your own resources and self-reliance in who are you and how do you

relate to the world is key. I will be sharing with you tools I have found most important and

experiences that have heightened my perspective. This session will be an interactive discussion.

Dylan Selinger Kay Parks U223

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UBUNTU CELEBRATION 2012 UPPER SCHOOL WORKSHOPS

Workshops highlighted presented by CA students, parents, faculty, or staff.

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4 The Forgotten History of Islam in America

After 9/11 there was an anti-Muslim backlash in the United States that still exists today. Often

Muslims are accused of being others - not truly Americans. In fact, Muslims have been here from

the beginning. This seminar will examine the forgotten early history of Islam in the United States.

PRESENTERS FACULTY

PROCTORS

ROOM

NUMBER

Bill Velto U126

5 From Bach to Blind Guardian

In this workshop the direct connection from classical music to metal music will be explored.

Participants will learn and hear the theory behind both styles of music, and how the two are interrelated.

In particular participants will learn the connection between the common practice period of

classical music to the neo-classical shred genre of metal.

Harrison

Wicker,

Benjamin

Shpurker

Gray Rushin

U128

6 Global Food Ethics

Can food be ethical? In this exciting, audience oriented workshop, we will discuss topics related to global

food ethics. Have you ever wondered what goes into making chocolate, what “fair trade” means, or why

some chocolates cost so much more than others? In Global Food Ethics you will find out this and more!

(There will be chocolate samples!) We will also discuss vegan/vegetarianism and its ethicality. (There will

be vegan and non-vegan treats for taste comparison!). We will also discuss organic/nonorganic food

(samples!), food miles, real cost pricing of food, food waste, and the misinformation and confusing

propaganda surrounding health and food today.This workshop will be delicious, informative, and fun.

Varying from a typical presentation, this workshop will revolve around interactive discussion with the

participants! If you want to learn more about an interesting and relevant topic, sample new foods, participate

in a lively discussion, or simply have a good time, this is the workshop for you.

Anna Jenkins,

Rachel

Earnhardt

Heidi Maloy

U226

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UBUNTU CELEBRATION 2012 UPPER SCHOOL WORKSHOPS

Workshops highlighted presented by CA students, parents, faculty, or staff.

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7 Human Rights Awareness

Did you know that there are more human slaves in the world today than in the height of the slave

trade? In this workshop, we will discuss this and other startling statistics about human trafficking

and slavery around the world, with a particular focus on child labor. The workshop will also include

a short film and an activity that shows the connection between slave and child labor and many

American companies. By attending this workshop you can become a more conscientious consumer.

PRESENTERS FACULTY

PROCTORS

Emma Astrike-

Davis

Ellen

Gooding

ROOM

NUMBER

U208

8 The Impact of Tea on Cultures Around the World

I will cover how tea has influenced and shaped the history of the lands in which they thrive. I will

also bring a tea bush and a few samples that the students can enjoy. I will start off with an

explanation of what tea is and will then go into four of the regions in which it has impacted the

community the most. I will cover China, Japan, India and Africa.

Christopher

Hinson

Robin

Edelstein

U211

9 North Carolina’s Eugenics History

The N.C. Justice for Sterilization Victims Foundation Director will engage students on the history

and impact of North Carolina's forced sterilization and eugenics laws. From 1929 until 1974, an

estimated 7,600 North Carolinians - women and men, many of whom were poor, undereducated,

institutionalized, sick or disabled - were sterilized by choice, force or coercion under the

authorization of the North Carolina Eugenics Board program. The youngest documented victims

were only 10 years old.

Charmaine

Fuller Cooper

Jennifer

Rotolo

U210

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UBUNTU CELEBRATION 2012 UPPER SCHOOL WORKSHOPS

Workshops highlighted presented by CA students, parents, faculty, or staff.

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10 The Racial Justice Act: Using the Law to Make Justice Color-Blind

The Racial Justice Act became law in the fall of 2009 and is intended to remedy the injustices that

occur when racial bias impacts capital sentencing. This session will include an overview of the

history of racial bias in North Carolina's criminal justice system, as well as, the story behind the

creation of the Racial Justice Act, the efforts to apply the law across the State, the fight against its

implementation, and the intended impact for North Carolina's death row inmates, the legal

community, and our state.

PRESENTERS FACULTY

PROCTORS

Vernetta Alston Katy Allen

ROOM

NUMBER

U229

11 She Should Run

How does the U.S. rank globally in terms of female political representation? How does NC rank?

What is the value of women in political leadership roles? How do we increase women's

representation in those roles? Small group discussion, Q & A, short presentation.

Dana Jennings,

Adrienne

Lumpkin

Carole

Hamilton

U206

12 Switzerland: A Cultural Fondue

Students will explore Switzerland as a cultural melting pot, play Jeopardy, learn about one of the

world’s most dynamic countries, and enjoy some delicious Swiss chocolate along the way. As a

country with four official languages, Switzerland boasts a mélange of cultures- and the tastes,

sounds, and sights that come with them.

Ted Waechter,

Kyle Lerch

Wendy

Burgbacher

U125

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UBUNTU CELEBRATION 2012 UPPER SCHOOL WORKSHOPS

Workshops highlighted presented by CA students, parents, faculty, or staff.

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13 Understanding Learning Differences

Participants will learn about learning differences and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Through simulations participants will recognize how it feels to have a learning difference. Success

stories of students and adults with learning differences will be shared.

14 The Arab Spring and its Effect on Middle Eastern Women

Join us for a fascinating discussion as we explore how women were instrumental change-makers in

the recent calls for democracy and how this involvement affected the movement for women’s rights.

We’ll watch videos and talk about issues related to the Middle East and the Arab Spring. We will

learn about and debate questions like: ‘What can the United States do to ensure women all over the

world can participate in democratic elections?’ Come prepared to learn, discuss, and enjoy delicious

Middle Eastern treats!

PRESENTERS FACULTY

PROCTORS

Glynis Hill-

Chandler,

Wendy Speir

Quinn Jenkins,

Caroline

Woronoff, Jen

Kenyon

Tammy Ade

Laura Sellers

ROOM

NUMBER

U224

U124

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