GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP: ENGAGE
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE (ARCHIVE)
April 7 + 8, 2021 (Past Event)
Sustainable Development Goals
Throughout the conference, you will see and hear references to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's). These 17 goals, pictured below, serve as the internationally agreed upon blueprint to end poverty by 2030. Due to their universal application, they are a useful tool to help us better understand Global Citizenship.
Included below each video presentation are the icons for the SDG's which most closely align with the presentation content. Click on any icon to learn more about that specific goal. As you watch each presentation, consider why the identified goals fit and if other goals also align. Think about your own community; how might you be able to apply these goals? In the video above, Sam and Zoe from the Shelburne Virtual Academy introduce the SDG's and share about their work with them this year.
UN: INTRODUCTION TO SDGs
Why Does Global Citizenship Matter?
VIDEO: GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP MATTERS
We are positive that by the end of the conference you'll be able to answer this question (perhaps even on a Jamboard), but to get us all started, professors from the University of Vermont, Department of Community Development and Applied Economics put together this video to share about why they believe a global citizenship perspective is important.
While we have worked hard to curate a conference which highlights the diverse ways in which people can act as global citizens, in no way have we provided a full accounting of all those who do. As a Vermont, USA based organization with a primarily Vermont based audience, we wanted to be sure to highlight some of the organizations we see in our communities working for justice and contributing towards a more sustainable and equitable future. While this list is not comprehensive, we hope that it serves as a resource for you in finding ways to take local actions with global outcomes.