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2020 Global Focus Week

 

What is Global Focus Week?

Monday, October 19 – Friday, October 23

Global Focus Week (GFW) is an 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.

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Global Focus Week Events

World Relief Refugee Simulation

Monday, October 19 – 6:00 – 10:00 P.M. *
Tuesday, October 20 – 6:00 – 10:00 P.M. *
Wednesday, October 21 – 1:00 – 5:00 P.M. *
Montview Ballroom
Experience the unique challenges refugee families encounter globally through this authentic and interactive simulation.  Each participant will learn the story of a family fleeing their home and gain an in-depth understanding of the various obstacles by participating in this 2-hour simulation.
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* Social-distancing and other guidelines will be enforced for the safety and health of all.

World Food Market

Tuesday, October 20 – 5:30 -7:30 P.M.
Montview Lawn – Reber Thomas Dining Hall *
Experience an array of street food, music, and vendors from around the globe!
* Social-distancing and other guidelines will be enforced for the safety and health of all.

Seeking Refuge: Understanding the Global Refugee Crisis

Wednesday, October 21 – 2:10 – 3:00 P.M.
Towns Auditorium – School of Business *
What’s necessary for refugees to be admitted to countries like the United States?  What about the challenges even after admittance?  Come hear Matt Soerens of World Relief who will speak from first-hand knowledge of the global situation in light of current challenges and learn how you can get involved.
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* Social-distancing and other guidelines will be enforced for the safety and health of all. 

Navigating Cultural Meals

Thursday, October 22
5:30 – 6:15 P.M. & 6:45 – 7:30 P.M.
Demoss 1284 *
Learn to build the skills necessary to navigate a cultural meal with practitioner Dr. Chris Gnanakan.  Come expand your knowledge through this hands-on experience and learn how you can enter into cross-cultural relationships through meals!
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* Social-distancing and other guidelines will be enforced for the safety and health of all.

Navigating Your Story and Faith Abroad

Thursday, October 22
5:30 – 6:15 P.M. & 6:45 – 7:30 P.M.
Demoss 1286 *
Come cultivate the skills of navigating your story and faith abroad.  Hear from Mike Taylor of Greater Europe Mission and his first-hand experiences of combining relationships and faith in another cultural context.  Learn the importance of developing authentic discipleship relationships!
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* Social-distancing and other guidelines will be enforced for the safety and health of all.

GFW Concert on the Commons

Thursday, October 22 – 8:30 – 11:30 P.M.
Commons Lawn *
Grab some friends and come experience a night of global music and snacks under the stars! No registration required.  BYOB [Bring Your Own Blanket] to sit on and enjoy the music on the lawn!

* Social-distancing and other guidelines will be enforced for the safety and health of all.