Four New Berlin high school students are enriched and inspired after attending the World Affairs Seminar, June 14-21.
The theme for the seminar was, "Gender Equity/Social Justice: Moral Imperative of Our Time." Presentations covered a variety of topics, including the impact of gender on communications, gender issues in the Middle East, economic empowerment through microlending, and gender equity and social justice in organizations.
All four students shared their thoughts and impressions during the Rotary Club meeting on Aug. 21. Some of the comments they offered included, "It really changed my life, "One of the best weeks of my life," -- a theme echoed by all four -- and "It's important that we see each other as humans, not [as] man or woman."
The seminar, held at Carroll University, brought together students from more than 25 nations.
Pictured are (from left) Marissa and Kristine from New Berlin West High School, and Nitish and Zhaoyuan, students at New Berlin Eisenhower.
An annual event, World Affairs Seminar is an initiative of Rotary District 6270, which comprises most of the clubs in Wisconsin. Its mission is to build global leaders and citizens through an international seminar with an innovative, rigorous academic program. Seminars focus on current global topics and trends.
The Rotary Club of New Berlin was proud to join the New Berlin School District in sponsoring this year's World Affairs Seminar class. We wish all four students the best of luck.
The Rotary Club of New Berlin is comprised of fun-loving business people and retired folks committed to making New Berlin an even better community. Charted in 1970, the club has supported numerous organizations and individuals over the years. To learn more, visit our website.
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