It’s time to get global: Schedule announced for the 10th annual Get Global

Are you ready for the 10th Annual Get Global Conference? This year’s theme – Seven Continents, One Horizon – speaks to the great diversity in our world and how we must find strength and unity in our difference as we look to the future.

On Saturday, April 25th, OneWorld Now! students are bringing current world events and social justice issues into the spotlight. Students have worked tirelessly to design experiential workshops and riveting speeches, selecting topics they are passionate about. We’re pleased to share the 2015 conference schedule*:

9:30am to 10:00am: Registration
10:00am to 10:45am: Opening Remarks
  • Jennifer Tanaka, OWN Executive Director
  • Lion Dance by the Franklin High School Lion Dance Team
  • Jamilette and Iman, the Get Global Leadership Team
  • “Put your Education First”, an OWN Talk by Annie
  • “Open your minds, close your judgement,” an OWN Talk by Rachel and Christian
  • “On Changing Your Mindset”,  an OWN Talk by Jeanette and Judy
  • “Down Below”, an OWN Talk by Mia and Kristina Mae
  • Anxiety: The Irony of Giving a Speech,”  an OWN Talk by Sumaya
10:30am to 11:30am: Morning Workshops
  • Do we live in a post racial society? – Dureti, Ean and Sahra
  • Governance: Domino Effect – Asma, Summuya, Beza, Jamil and Filsan
  • Climate Change: The Destructive and Long Term Effects – Cui Ting, Phun, and Abdirahman
  • Global Health: Hiding Behind a Secret – Asia, Carmen, Natalee and Olesya
  • More than a Game: How your Ecological Footprint Effects the Earth – Susan, Yassin, Ilham, and Jasmine
  • Poverty 101 – Rebecca, Xyrene and Jenevah
11:30 to 12:30: Workshops
  • Eco Footprint – Laurence, Meryll, and Gabe
  • Human Rights: Disability and Education – Aden, Tatiana and Adar
  • Colorblind – Chloe, Reah and Brittny
  • Stop the Clock: Food and Water Security – Nancy, Justin and Feven
12:30pm to 1:30pm: Opportunity Fair and Lunch
1:30pm to 2:30pm: Entertainment Hour
  • “Around the World in Raleigh” Film Screening – Nicholas Sparks Foundation
  • “More Care, More Cares”, an OWN Talk by Reagan and Mark
  • Youth Performance
  • “Automation”, an OWN Talk by Jacob
  • Youth Performance
2:30pm to 3:30pm: Afternoon Workshops


  • Police Brutality: Impacts on Family – Vanessa, Mohamed and Osman
  • Poverty: A Third World Planet – Jason, Rawuda, Dureti and Dursitu
  • Palestine & Israel: Switch Perspective – Aisha, Zamzam and Marwa
  • Secrets of your smart phone: Conflict Minerals – Victor, Jessica and Neishaun
  • Who’s the man…or woman” – Kiara, Kathyrine, and Zomar
  • Equity: All Lives Matter – Hilal, Ayah, Carmen, and Edmel 


3:30pm to 4:30pm: Closing Plenary and Fashion Show
  • “Do I have to go to school?: The challenges of fitting in for transgendered youth”, an OWN Talk by Soraya
  • “Sexism in Pop Culture: Symptom of Broader Problem”, an OWN Talk by Nam
  • “Hanging onto your roots by a thread”, an OWN Talk by Suad
  • “Feminism and the Hijab”, an OWN Talk by Warda
  • “Teen Depression: Illness, not an Identity”, an OWN Talk by Christopher
  • “The Oppressed Oppressors: When Allies are Made to Feel Unwelcome”, and OWN Talk by Cacima
  • Secrets of your smart phone: Conflict Minerals – Victor, Jessica and Neishaun

*The schedule is subject to change as students add workshops and OWN Talks. Please check back periodically for updates.

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