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Education for Global Citizenship presented by Camera As Witness, Graduate School of Education and Stanford Film Society

Camera As Witness, Graduate School of Education and Stanford Film Society present EDUCATION FOR GLOBAL CITIZENSHIPWEDNESDAY, April 6World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements(57 minutes) USA Director/Producer: Chris Farina nine-year-old girl reads the letter that she wrote to the parents of a fictional soldier killed in battle. Another student struggles to explain how his propensity for warfare has led to his realization that he is living in a world that Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu described 2500 years ago. World Peace and other 4th Grade Achievementsdocuments these and other important insights as children participate in a program called the World Peace Game in a public school classroom in Charlottesville, Virginia. Their teacher John Hunter developed this exercise during the course of a three-decade teaching career. The film tracks one of his 4th grade classes over a two-month period as the students grapple with issues of war and peace, poverty and prosperity, economic vitality and environmental responsibility. Hunter's story is central to the film, which reveals how one man has utilized his role as a public school educator to make his contribution as a true peacemaker. An African-American educated in the segregated schools of rural Virginia, where his mother was his 4th grade teacher, he was selected by his community to be one of seven students to integrate a previously all-white middle school. After graduation, he traveled extensively to China, Japan and India, and his exposure to the Gandhian principles of non-violence led him to ask what he could do as a teacher to work toward a more peaceful world. Upon becoming an educator Hunter brought his depth of interest and understanding of other cultures to his students. His goal is to teach the students how to be comfortable with the unknown, and how to think and adapt in our ever-changing world.6:30PM Reception 7:00PM Screening and DiscussionCERAS building room 101, Stanford Graduate School of Education, 520 Galvez Mall, Stanford University Following the screening conversation with the Graduate School of Education-STEP alumna and University of San Francisco doctoral candidate in Human Rights Education, Deborah Farrington Padilla, moderated by Jasmina Bojic, Camera As Witness Program Director and Founder of the international documentary film festival UNAFF.FREE and open to the general public



Wednesday, April 6, 2016. 07:00 PM


Graduate School of Education CERAS Building Rm: 101, 520 Galvez Mall, Stanford University


Stanford Film Society, Camera as Witness Program


(650) 725-0012


FREE and open to the general public