Within a Sustainable Development framework and embracing a human rights approach (Androff, 2016; Declaration of Human Rights, 1984), we at the Millersville University Learning Institute are dedicated to the interrogation of global social issues that violate or compromise individuals’ ability to live with the freedoms and protections to which they are entitled. The fundamental assumption embodied by human rights is that each person is a moral and rational being who deserves to be treated with dignity (United for Human Rights, 2017).
In collaboration with various Departments and Offices at Millersville University, The Learning Institute provides a platform from which experts from various disciplines share their knowledge and offer training for agents of social change. Each year, The Learning Institute hosts events that center on examining social, economic, and environmental injustices and human rights violations with intentional dialogue on ways to foster positive social change.
The Learning Institute’s 10th Annual Global Well-Being Conference will focus on using the social justice advocacy theoretical approach to enhance our global connectedness as we navigate an evolving world. Global connectedness ensures our awareness of the wider world, sense of our own role as a world citizen, respect and value for diversity, and engagement in intergroup dialogue and cultural humility. With the interconnected and interdependent nature of our world, the global is not ‘out there’; it is part of our everyday lives, as we are linked to others in our own country and on every continent. As individuals and as leaders in larger organizations, how can we foster global connectedness to achieve a sustainable world?
This year’s conference theme is Global Connectedness: Achieving Sustainable Change in an Evolving World.
The conference events will be held over three days from April 20-22.
On Thursday, April 20 the conference events will start with the showing of the documentary “This Changes Everything”.
On Friday, April 21 the conference will have a full day of presentations
and discussions on topics relating to the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Learning Institute partnered with The Climate Summit and Social Justice Summit for Educators/PA NAME on Saturday April 22 to provide an additional full day of events.
Contact: Heather Strohman at email@example.com with questions
Conference Dates: April 20-22, 2023 (in person and virtual option)