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World Affairs Council of Oregon & PSU Office of International Affairs Present: Teach Latin America Youth Forum For Middle & High School Students

World Affairs Council of Oregon & PSU Office of International Affairs Present: Teach Latin America Youth Forum For Middle & High School Students   


This timely Youth Forum will open with an Awareness to Action Session on  Latin America and continue with breakout sessions representing  the ancient, diverse and lively cultures of THE CARRIBEAN, MEXICO, CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA! This unique cultural immersion experience will also include a mid-day ethnic meal, entertainment, and a chance to visit with  members of organizations  representing and working in several Latin American countries. Breakout sessions will address both History & Contemporary Issues,  Art, Music, Dance & Literature and much more!  Each Youth delegation will leave with the outline of an Action Plan  for sharing what they have learned with their classmates.


The Youth Forum will take place at Portland State University Smith Memorial Student Union, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 

December 3, 2012 - 8:00 to 3:00.  

Please consult the PSU website for building locations and parking structures.  Contact Karen Ettinger at karenatworldoregon [dot] org for bus parking information.


The relationship between the U.S. and Latin America directly affects the lives of people the  world over. Understanding this region and its people is an essential part of the skills  and knowledge needed to live and work in an increasingly interdependent world.  The World Affairs Council of Oregon and  PSU Office of International Affairs    are partnering in a concerted effort to increase this much needed understanding. 


The cost for a teacher and a delegation of 10 students is FREE. Please register online at: The deadline for registration is November 26, 2012.


A program outline and instructions will be sent in late November. 

 Curricular materials will be available for teachers at the Youth Forum, both free and for purchase.

*This Teach Latin America Youth Forum is part 2 in the 4th in our 

“Teach the World Educator Conference and Youth Forum Series”.

Our Teach Latin America Educator Conference took place on May 12h, 2012. 

The first in the series was Teach Africa. Next year we plan to return to Africa.


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