The 3rd Annual Global Movement Festival will take place at the Hunt Union Ballroom on Monday, November 17, from 6-9pm.
The event will include a buffet of international cuisine, an international fashion show, and performances by numerous SUNY individuals and student organizations, including Xclusive, Voices of Serenity, Hooked on Tonics, World Percussion Ensemble, World Dance Class, Chamber Singers, D Moss, Kyle Schauss, Alena Rajbhandari, as well as guest artists Anissa and Tinny Wilkens, and students from Valleyview Elementary!!
This year we are raising funds for the Disaster and Emergency Relief Services West Africa (DERSWA). DERSWA will provide critical education, health and safety materials to the grassroots organizations who are leading their communities on the front lines of the ebola crisis. During the first hour of this event, our guest speaker Daniel Pneuman (SUNY alumni) will be giving a 15-minute talk entitled: “The Grassroots Response to the Ebola Epidemic”. Mr. Pneuman will provide an overview of how the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) became an epidemic across West Africa and what governments and major international organizations are doing to end the epidemic. Then, he will discuss how grassroots Liberian and Sierra Leonean community organizations are critical to this process, and how Disaster and Emergency Relief Services West Africa (DERSWA) is supporting their critical work. Mr. Pneuman will close with remarks on how American media depictions of the Ebola epidemic are problematic, with inaccurate depictions of the crisis, misleading the American public on how to best apply their aid, and how American aid policy can better serve the crisis.
Suggested donation is $3. The event will also include the live creation of artwork, made by student artists, alumni, and YOU, the audience! The art will be made available for sale near the end of the event. Again, all proceeds will go to DERSWA.