"Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance, and friendship."— UN Declaration of Human Rights
If you are in your late teens to twenties, you are coming into a world with a lot of problems created by earlier generations. You are right to be concerned and you are right to want your concerns heard. Theatre is an important place to be heard because you can engage people’s thoughts and emotions, creating empathy for the circumstances of your characters. If you are interested in issues to do with the environment, social justice, and human rights and want to write and perform works that address these issues, contact us. We will soon begin meetings to create new works that grapple with these issues from your perspective.
What does the UN Declaration of Human Rights have to say to Australians today? How might we talk about human rights in every day language? Why not work together to figure out what it all means! A fun afternoon of learning, exploring, discussing, and creating!
Come along and find out how human rights play a core role in bringing about peace. Part of the UN International Day of Peace festivities.
In July Katherine Phelps will be flying to the US and hold a meeting with some of the deans at Evergreen State College.
Evergreen State College encourages students to be active and engaged citizens. Students work with faculty to develop a unique course of study across a diversity of academic disciplines. Narrative evaluations from faculty, with meaningful and usable feedback, replace competitive grades. The college enables students to participate collaboratively and responsibly in our diverse society. Evergreen State College is a world leader in progressive liberal higher education.
We hope to learn from this connection how better to found our own university and better serve our community. We hope this will result in an ongoing relationship with this institution.
When Dr Phelps returns she will present a talk about the Evergreen State College educational formula.
Come along to our Friends Institute meet and greet:
Find out about the institute!
Meet the people!
Friends Institute is establishing itself as a grassroots higher education facility with workshops, courses, research, publications, and conferences. We want to know about you as much as we hope you want to know about us. Let’s get together and share ideas!
Ruby is a currently popular programming language that is powerful and
easy to learn. It supports several major programming techniques:
imperative, functional, and object-oriented programming. It is open
source and available for free on Windows, MacOS and Linux. It has an
active community and a large library of components that make it easy to
build on the work of others and share your own work. Ruby also makes it
easy to write tests to ensure your software works as intended and to
include documentation along with your programs.
This class will get you started with obtaining and installing Ruby, the
basic syntax and features of the Ruby programming language, how to
write, document and test simple programs, and how to find and use Ruby
Gems – components created by other programmers.
People with no programming experience who want to learn to program
People with knowledge of other programming languages who want to learn
People who would like to learn Web App development using Rails and
need basic Ruby skills
Instructor: Andrew Pam
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