Mission Statement
To create opportunities that build and enhance global awareness, inspire cultural competence, stimulate personal ethical growth, and deepen intellectual inquiry within Gaston College students. The Gaston College Scholars of Global Distinction initiative (GCSGD) prepares students to be culturally competent global citizens in an increasingly global job market.

Global Imprints

Globalizing Gaston College

Event Schedule for Spring 2019

February 12 (1:00-2:30pm)   February 15 (12:30-2:00) RCB 341 Global Imprints ReelCulture series presents The Island, directed by Pavel Lounguine. The Island is a Russian film with English Subtitles. It tells a story of a small Russian Orthodox monastery and a very unusual monk. His fellow monks are confused by his bizarre conduct. Those who visit the island believe he has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future. However, he considers himself–and most people–unworthy. It is a parable about faith and salvation within monastic ritual life and routine reflecting cultural change within the bleak environment. A post film discussion will be led by John Withers

March 12 (1:00-2:00 pm) and March 15 (12:30- 1:30) RCB 341 Global Imprints ReelCulture series presents JANE. Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of JANE, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Jane Goodall — a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world’s most admired conservationists. A post-film discussion will be led by Susan Flynn

April 9 (1:00-2:00 pm) RCB 341 Global Imprints ReelCulture series presents 4.1 Miles. 4.1 Miles is an Oscar-nominated short film directed by Daphne Matziaraki. The film follows a day in the life of Kyriakos Papadopoulos, a captain in the Greek Coast Guard who is caught in the middle of the biggest refugee crisis since WWII. Despite limited resources, the captain and his crew attempt to save thousands of migrants from drowning in the Aegean Sea. A post film discussion about the worldwide refugee problem will be led by Brian Bookout and Heaven Brown. Heaven Brown is a former GCSGD student and is now a volunteer coordinator for Americorp and Catholic Charities. She works directly with refugees in the Charlotte and surrounding communities.

April 12 (12:30- 2:00) RCB 341 – Global Imprints and The Gaston College Multicultural Affairs Committee present Time of Fear. Time of Fear is a PBS documentary that tells the story of 16000 Japanese Americans who, during World War II, were interned in a poor, remote area of Arkansas.

April 15 (noon- 1:00) Location TBA The Multicultural Affairs Committee and Global Imprints will sponsor a presentation/discussion by Emily Anderson Ph.D of the University of Washington. Her presentation will center around modern Japanese culture and history.

April 25 Earth Day Symposium: Sustainability. Myers Center – Presented by the English Department. (Details will be forthcoming once program details are finalized)

World Quest

  • Great Decisions 2018
  • World Flags
  • History of Great Britain
  • Geography of Indonesia
  • Ready, Set, Go: World of Sports
  • The Politics of Migration Around the World
  • What’s in Your Wallet? Global Currencies and Foreign Exchange
  • U.S.-North Korea Relations

Contact: Brian Bookout – 704.922.6342 or bookout.brian@gaston.edu

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