The Global Switchboard held a BurghMeetsWorld event on July 28th, 2020. At this virtual edition of the BurghMeetsWorld event, we explored together the question “How do we center equity in global learning?” We connected to people through conversation-based breakout rooms and shared our experiences with global learning. Then, community and youth leaders had a fishbowl […]

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  1. Notes from July 2020 BurghMeetsWorld Event: How do we center equity in global learning?

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    The Global Switchboard held a BurghMeetsWorld event on July 28th, 2020. At this virtual edition of the BurghMeetsWorld event, we explored together the question “How do we center equity in global learning?”

    We connected to people through conversation-based breakout rooms and shared our experiences with global learning. Then, community and youth leaders had a fishbowl discussion to share their insights on what global learning entails from talking to a neighbor to travelling to a different country, and how the current challenges, like COVID-19 can be used as an opportunity to break down geographical barriers in making global learning more equitable and accessible. Together we identified the actions we can take to center equity in global learning. 

    Together we decide how Pittsburgh meets the world. 

    Our partners for this event included:

      • Bibi Al-Ebrahim, Amizade
      • Ivonne Smith-Tapia, World Affairs Council
      • Sister IAsia, PPS Office of Equity
      • Luke Chinman, Global Minds Initiative
      • Abigail Segel, Global Minds Initiative
      • Divyansh Kaushik, CMU Graduate Student Association

    Read the full notes here.

  2. Notes from January 2020 BurghMeetsWorld Event: What does it mean to be home?

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    The Global Switchboard and partners held the first BurghMeetsWorld of 2020 on January 28th at the Union Project! BurghMeetsWorld is a series of public events that explores the intersections between global concerns and local issues. This January we asked, “What does it mean to be home?”

    Through guided activities and interactive dialogue with community leaders, we learned about Pittsburgh’s current housing reality, and challenged ourselves to go beyond meeting the immediate needs of shelter and ensuring safe and affordable housing by creating a sense of home, belonging, and community for everyone. Together we explored how these conversations connect to broader global discussions around home, from the experiences of newcomer communities, to housing as a human right, and the implementation of the UNSDGs.

    Together we decide how Pittsburgh meets the world.

    Our partners for this event included:
    – Global Shapers
    – Light of Life Rescue Mission, Jerrel T. Gilliam
    – NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania, Beci Russel
    – PGHRights / Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance, Jackie Smith
    – Somali Bantu Community Association of Pittsburgh, Aweys Mwaliya
    – PHDC Business Incubator, Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation, Guillermo Velazquez and Maria Nuñez
    – Jewish Family and Community Services of Pittsburgh, Abby Jo Krobot

    Read the full notes here.

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    “BurghMeetsWorld: Whose Intelligence is it Anyway?” Meeting Notes

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    On August 6, 2019 The Global Switchboard hosted a community forum, “BurghMeetsWorld: Whose Intelligence is it Anyway?” to explore inequities in the data and design of Artificial Intelligence design, and opportunities for creating AI systems that reflect our diverse communities. The following data is a recording of the post-it notes submitted by attendees, and has been grouped into categories.

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    “BurghMeetsWorld: What do we do with fear?” Meeting Notes

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    On June 27, 2019 The Global Switchboard hosted a community forum, “BurghMeetsWorld: What do we do with fear” to explore how the pervasive “fear of others” is impacting us on a global, local, and personal scale. The following data is a recording of the post-it notes submitted by attendees, and has been grouped into categories.

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  5. Global Education Equity Goals by Organization

    Switchboard Network Activity: Global Education Coalition Approaches by Organization

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    This document summarizes some of the approaches that organizations active in the Global Education Network Coalitions are taking to address the group’s primary concern: the inequity in access to global education opportunities.

    As we continue to pursue this work, our aim is to keep populating and expanding the information available here.

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  6. Switchboard Network Activity: The Switchboard Model

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    In March 2018 The Global Switchboard kicked off a convening series with leaders within two global engagement focus areas — (1) global education and (2) immigrant and refugee inclusion — to help us understand the challenges in these focus areas that are going unaddressed and require cross-sector, collaborative solutions.

    This document serves to frame The Global Switchboard’s model and role as convener, and introduce the value propositions that will guide The Global Switchboard’s ongoing involvement in these focus areas.

    Switchboard Model