Global Citizenship Symposium

Event Date: 
February 6, 2012 - 11:00am
Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA

Georgia CollegeGlobal Citizenship Symposium - Personal and Global Health: My Role, Our Challenges

The Fifth Annual Georgia College Global Citizenship Symposium, Personal and Global Health: My Role, Our Challenges, will take place February 6-8, 2012. In the spirit of previous symposia, the broad theme provides for multiple approaches to understanding health from personal, societal, and international perspectives. Categories of health include body, mind, and spirit.

At the turn of the millennium in 2000, the United Nations and affiliated international organizations agreed on eight Millennium Development Goals and set 2015 as a deadline for achieving significant results. The goals include eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, achieving universal primary education, promoting gender equality and empowering women, reducing child mortality rates, improving maternal health, combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases, ensuring environmental sustainability, and developing global partnerships for development. Arguably, all of the goals are health related.

Nourishing the Planet's Danielle Nierenberg, one of the symposium's featured speakers, will discuss the role of sustainable agriculture in contributing to global public health. Please join us for the following conversations:

Monday, February 6 - 7 p.m. 
Opening keynote address and reception
Tuesday, February 7 - 12:30 p.m.
Lunch and conversation of global and domestic agriculture initiatives with Danielle Nierenberg and Georgian farmers
Tuesday, February 7 - 7 p.m.
Danielle Nierenberg and organic farmer Joel Salatin will discuss sustainable agriculture following his keynote address.  
The event will take place at:
Georgia College
231 West Hancock Street
Milledgeville, GA
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