Book Talk: Founder of Teachers Without Borders
Wednesday, Apr 17 2024, 6:00pm - 8:00pm PDT. copy to my calendar, iCal export
Ada's Technical Books and Cafe 425 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112, United States (map)

BOOK TALK by Founder of Teachers Without Borders. "In the Small Places: Stories of Teacher Changemakers and the Power of Human Agency."

As the largest professionally trained group in the world, teachers know who is sick, missing, orphaned by disasters, and at risk for human trafficking. They are the glue that holds society together, and a development army in everyone's backyard. Teachers are not the problem. They are the solution. Their voices must be heard.

Eleanor Roosevelt once asked, "Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home - so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”

In the Small Places is about teacher agency in those small places - writ large. A must-read for anyone seeking insight on using their unique gifts to have an impact on the world.

Dr. Fred Mednick founded Teachers Without Borders (TWB) in 2000 to connect teachers to information and each other to close the education divide. All Initiatives are conceived and led by teachers in developing countries. TWB has been awarded the Champion of African Education Award, the Luxembourg Peace Prize, and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Prize for Peace. Mednick has taught at Johns Hopkins University and is Professor Emeritus at Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

The book’s website, In the Small Places, includes resources, extra chapters, book-club questions, and a place for teachers and changemakers to add their voices.

Fred will make a short presentation and leave plenty of room for conversation and questions.