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Global Focus Week

Join Us in Becoming More Globally Aware

Global Focus Week (GFW) is a semi-annual event aimed at raising global awareness among Liberty University students, faculty, and staff. Throughout GFW, students will have the opportunity to hear from globally influential Convocation guests, connect with global workers, experience a variety of cultures, and participate in interactive events.

 

Global Focus Week Events and Experiences

Monday, February 11th  


Refugee Supply Store (G5)

Monday, Feb 11 •  9:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. Location: Montview Student Union - 1st Floor

Come learn about what items G5 Spain partnering organizations use to serve refugees and immigrants arriving daily in Spain.  You will have the opportunity to learn more about the refugee crisis and be able to purchase actual items that will be delivered and used to care for the least of these, through this interactive supply store.  All purchases made will engage directly with our G5 Spain project and partners.


World Map Experience

Monday, Feb 11 •  9:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M. Location: Montview Student Union - 1st Floor  

Come experience the World Map and tell us where you want to serve and where you have been.  Discover where your peers want to travel and what places others are unsure of the most.  Through this interactive experience during GFW, you will have the opportunity to engage opportunities for traveling, serving, and studying abroad.  

  

The Compassion Experience 

Monday, Feb 11 •  4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. Location: New Furnace Lot - Near Commons 3

Walk through the Compassion International Experience!  Encounter a home in Kenya. Visit a school in the Philippines.  Journey through a slum in Brazil. Through this immersive exhibit, you will experience another culture, the realities of global poverty, and how you can change the life of a child living half a world away. 

 

Hunger Banquet

Monday, Feb 11 •  6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. Location: South Montview Ballroom

Engage in a whole new perspective and change the way you think about global hunger and poverty.  Through this interactive event, you will be challenged to respond to the global crises, think about issues of injustice, and hear from key global practitioners and their impactful stories.  Bring your friends, broaden your global understanding, and be challenged to serve others down the street and around the world!

  


Beautifully Broken - Film Screening and Q&A with Cast

Monday, Feb 11 •  8:00 P.M. - 10:30 P.M. Location: Science Hall 128

Come see this impactful film (based on a true story) and learn the healing power of forgiveness and reconciliation through the journey of three fathers’ fight to save their families, connecting their lives in an unlikely journey across the globe.  After the screening, stay to hear from some of the key cast of award-winning actors and actresses who made this film a success.  Hear about the story of a refugee’s escape, the prisoner’s promise, and a daughter’s painful secret converging together to inspire hope.

    

Tuesday, February 12th 

Refugee Supply Store (G5) 

Tuesday, Feb 12 •  9:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. Location: Montview Student Union - 1st Floor

Come learn about what items G5 Spain partnering organizations use to serve refugees and immigrants arriving daily in Spain.  You will have the opportunity to learn more about the refugee crisis and be able to purchase actual items that will be delivered and used to care for the least of these, through this interactive supply store.  All purchases made will engage directly with our G5 Spain project and partners.

World Map Experience

Tuesday, Feb 12 •  9:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M. Location: Montview Student Union - 1st Floor  

Come experience the World Map and tell us where you want to serve and where you have been.  Discover where your peers want to travel and what places others are unsure of the most.  Through this interactive experience during GFW, you will have the opportunity to engage opportunities for traveling, serving, and studying abroad.  

 

The Compassion Experience 

Tuesday, Feb 11 •  12:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. Location: New Furnace Lot - Near Commons 3 

Walk through the Compassion International Experience!  Encounter a home in Kenya. Visit a school in the Philippines.  Journey through a slum in Brazil. Through this immersive exhibit, you will experience another culture, the realities of global poverty, and how you can change the life of a child living half a world away.

 

Flamenco Music and Tapas

Tuesday, Feb 12 •  3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. Location: Argo Tea

Hear the sounds of Spain through Flamenco music!  You’ll have the chance to experience the culture and try fresh Spanish tapas*.  *While supplies last. 

  

Experience G5 Spain

Tuesday, Feb 12 •  7:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Location: South Montview Ballroom

Hear the sounds of Flamenco music, taste a tapa from Spain, learn more from fellow LU students already involved in the G5 campaign, and hear the true stories from a former refugee.  You’ll have the opportunity to learn from influencers in Spain and how you can engage and go serve, study, and intern with the sponsoring organization Christar International.  Come discover ways that you can be involved!  *While supplies last.  

   

Taste of Nations

Tuesday, Feb 12 •  9:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M. Location: Lahaye Event Space

Come enjoy authentic food from over twenty nations across the globe!  *While supplies last.

   

Wednesday, February 13th  

Refugee Supply Store (G5)

Wednesday, Feb 13 •  9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. Location: Montview Student Union - 1st Floor

Come learn about what items G5 Spain partnering organizations use to serve refugees and immigrants arriving daily in Spain.  You will have the opportunity to learn more about the refugee crisis and be able to purchase actual items that will be delivered and used to care for the least of these, through this interactive supply store.  All purchases made will engage directly with our G5 Spain project and partners.

 

 

World Map Experience

Wednesday, Feb 13 •  9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. Location: Montview Student Union - 1st Floor  

Come experience the World Map and tell us where you want to serve and where you have been.  Discover where your peers want to travel and what places others are unsure of the most.  Through this interactive experience during GFW, you will have the opportunity to engage opportunities for traveling, serving, and studying abroad.  

The Compassion Experience

Wednesday, Feb 13 •  12:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. Location: New Furnace Lot - Near Commons 3

Walk through the Compassion International Experience!  Encounter a home in Kenya. Visit a school in the Philippines.  Journey through a slum in Brazil. Through this immersive exhibit, you will experience another culture, the realities of global poverty, and how you can change the life of a child living half a world away. 

 

Spanish Tapas and Mosaic Art (G5)

Wednesday, Feb 13 •  3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. Location: Montview Student Center - Near GFW HUB

Come taste a fresh Spanish tapa* and learn about Spanish art while crafting and creating a small mosaic art piece*.  *While supplies last.

 


Thursday, February 14th  

Refugee Supply Store (G5) 

Thursday, Feb 14 •  9:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. Location: Montview Student Union - 1st Floor

Come learn about what items G5 Spain partnering organizations use to serve refugees and immigrants arriving daily in Spain.  You will have the opportunity to learn more about the refugee crisis and be able to purchase actual items that will be delivered and used to care for the least of these, through this interactive supply store.  All purchases made will engage directly with our G5 Spain project and partners.

 

World Map Experience

Thursday, Feb 14 •  9:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M. Location: Montview Student Union - 1st Floor  

Come experience the World Map and tell us where you want to serve and where you have been.  Discover where your peers want to travel and what places others are unsure of the most.  Through this interactive experience during GFW, you will have the opportunity to engage opportunities for traveling, serving, and studying abroad.  

Lunch and Learn with Christar

Thursday, Feb 14 •  11:15 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. Location: South Montview Ballroom

Come find out ways you can be involved in the G5-Spain campaign by hearing from the Anglican Bishop and the Director General of the Spanish Business Incubation Centers.  You’ll have the opportunity to learn from these leading influencers and how you can engage and go serve, study, and intern with the sponsoring organization Christar International.  Discover your part in wrapping your arms around the nation of Spain!

  

The Compassion Experience 

Thursday, Feb 14 •  12:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. Location: New Furnace Lot - Near Commons 3

Walk through the Compassion International Experience!  Encounter a home in Kenya. Visit a school in the Philippines.  Journey through a slum in Brazil. Through this immersive exhibit, you will experience another culture, the realities of global poverty, and how you can change the life of a child living half a world away.

 


Mully - Film Screening and Q&A with Cast

Thursday, Feb 14 •  8:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. Location: South Montview Ballroom 

Come see the true story of a six-year-old boy abandoned by his parents in Kenya, who is left to raise himself and whose unlikely rise to wealth and power leaves him questioning his own purpose in life. Searching for meaning, Mully sets out to change the fate of orphaned children across Kenya. After seeing this award-winning film, you will be able to hear how Charles Mully is still continuing that work to this day and find ways by which you can get involved. 

   


Friday, February 15th

The Compassion Experience 

Friday, Feb 15 •  9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Location: New Furnace Lot - Near Commons 3

Walk through the Compassion International Experience!  Encounter Jey in Kenya and Yanelly from the Dominican Republic.  Visit their schools, homes and personal lives.  Through this immersive exhibit, you will experience another culture, the realities of global poverty, and how you can change the life of a child living half a world away.

 

Refugee Supply Store (G5)  

Friday, Feb 15 •  9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Location: Montview Student Union - 1st Floor

Come learn about what items G5 Spain partnering organizations use to serve refugees and immigrants arriving daily in Spain.  You will have the opportunity to learn more about the refugee crisis and be able to purchase actual items that will be delivered and used to care for the least of these, through this interactive supply store.  All purchases made will engage directly with our G5 Spain project and partners.

 

World Map Experience

Friday, Feb 15 •  9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Location: Montview Student Union - 1st Floor  

Come experience the World Map and tell us where you want to serve and where you have been.  Discover where your peers want to travel and what places others are unsure of the most.  Through this interactive experience during GFW, you will have the opportunity to engage opportunities for traveling, serving, and studying abroad.  

 

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