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Events 2014


Annual Holiday Breakfast
December 2014

8am-10am

San Diego, California

Celebrating decades of support and hosted by William Bramley, Buck Ramsey, Mickey McGuire, and John O'Brien at the

Law Offices of Thorsnes, Bartolotta, and McGuire in the 5th Avenue Financial Center.

 

Via International Board Meeting

November 14-15, 2014

San Diego, California

 

Presentation and Meditation by Dr. Ariyaratne
November 2014

San Diego, California

Via International sponsors a presentation and mediation at USD faciliated by guest speaker and community leader, Dr. Ariyaratne from Sri Lanka, winner of the Gandhi Peace Prize and founder of Sarvodaya.

 

International Leadership Association

Women's Leadership Circle Presentation
November 1, 2014

San Diego, California

Via International partners with the Women’s Leadership Circle and USD, to host a Women's Leadership Circle Presentation.

 

International Leadership Association

Community Immersion
October 30, 2014

San Diego, California

Via International partners with the Women’s Leadership Circle and USD, to faciliate a Community Immersion event in Barrio Logan and at the East African Community Center.

 

International Leadership Association

Keynote Address by Dr. Ariyaratne, founder of Sarvodaya in Sri Lanka

October 30, 2014

San Diego, California

Via International hosts the keynote address of Dr. Ariyaratne at the International Leadership Association conference at USD.

 

The National Association for Chicano and Chicano Studies Midwest FOCO Conference

October 23 - 25, 2014

Kansas City, MO at the University of Missouri - KansasCity's Scenic Volkers Cmpus

"Latinas in the Midwest: Past, Present and Future" recognizes the rich historical and growing presence of Latinas in the region.The documentary “Everything Comes from the Streets” will be feature at the event with Rigo Reyes of Via International and Alberto Pulido of USD as guest speakers. 

 

The Hardwood Museum of Art

October 17, 2014, at 7pm

October 18, 2014, at 1pm

Taos, New Mexico - The Hardwood Museum of Art

Film screening of “Everything Comes from the Streets,” a documentary on the origins and history of Lowriders in San Diego. Saturday film screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmakers Alberto Pulido of USD and Rigo Reyes of Via International.    

 

9th Annual Traditional Agriculture and Sustainable Living Conference

October 3-4, 2014

Espanola, New Mexico

The annual New Mexico conference on traditional agriculture and sustainable living hosted by Four Bridges Traveling Permaculture Institute and Northern New Mexico College features presentations, panels, workshops, and site visits on food security plus keynote speaker Percy Schmeiser and Jeffrey Smith, a leading consumer advocate promoting non-GMO choices, as well as Los Masis of Sucre, Bolivia and members of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers.

 

A Dialogue about Community Space, Voice, and Expression
September 28, 2014

Community Book Center, New Orleans

Inspired bu the work of artists, academics, activists, residents, and organizers from San Diego and New Orleans, this dialogue will explore how community voice and space is expressed. Participants will engage in dialogue about how these unique communities share universal similarities when it comes to how community voice is captured and expressed. Various panelists will participate including Albert Pulido from USD and Rigo Reyes from Via International.

 

Dia De La Promotora
September 19, 2014

8am-10am

Tijuana, Mexico

Via International and Los Niños de Baja honor local promotoras serving as community change agents in the border region.

 

Community Celebration
September 17, 2014

Barrio Logan, California

Via International and USD partner with the Chicano Park Steering Committee to facilitate this community event.

 

Truly California
September 14, 2014

6:00 pm

San Francisco, California at KQED (PBS)

Bay area TV premier of “Everything comes from the Streets,” the lowrider documentary, created with support from Via International, focusing on the history of Lowrider car clubs in the San Diego - Tijuana region.

 

Destination Voices - South and Central American Journey Begins
September 2014

Peru, Brazil,Chile, Argentina, Guatemala

Through voluntary service and educational travel experiences, Via International provides a catalyst for cross-cultural interaction and exchange between community residents and visitors. Via is supporting Destination Voices as a prototype of what transformative travel can offer to Gap Year experiences. Via International will serve as a fiscal sponsor for contributions to Destination Voices that support answering the questions poised by the project, particularly how travel and service can be a life practice. Setting out into the world, high school graduate Jett Quintar will be doing the real adventure, on the front line of inquiring, learning, and expressing as she makes her way to Choctamal and Chachapoyas, Peru, in September, Brazil in October, Chile in November, Argentina in December, then on to Guatemala and…the World. To learn more or make a contribution, visit www.destinationvoices.org

 

The Grand Design

August 28, 2014

San Diego, California

Special thanks to Interior Designer and volunteer Gina Ell for her amazing talent, creativity, and resourcefulness in designing and facilitating an interior decorating transformation of the new Via International offices in Barrio Logan.

COME BY and see what a magical space was created for us using recycled materials and lots of community support.

THANKS GINA for your outstanding effort, enthusiasm, and abilities! We are thrilled and eager to share your wonderful work with visitors!

 

Via Nutrition Group Graduation Ceremony

August 22, 2014

San Diego, California

Two San Diego Via Nutrition classes celebrate their graduation and showcase their learning in Spring Valley.

 

Women's International Leadership Circle

"Bridging Academia and Community Knowledge"

August 22, 2014

San Diego, California at the East African Women’s Center

Presentation of Learning hosted by the East African Women's Center, USD, Voics of Women, The Thursday Club, and Via International.

 

Via International Staff Retreat
August 20-21, 2014

San Diego, California

 

Build-A-Beehive Event
August 19, 2014

Rosarito, Mexico

University of San Diego International MBA students kick off their annual Business seminar programwith a Build-A-Beehive event, a unique Via team-building and service learning activity.


MicroCredit Site Visit

August 13, 2014
Tijuana Mexico

Visitors from UCSD and Women’s Empowerment International meet with promotoras and learn about their microcredit initiatives in Mexico.

 

Fordham Student Dinner and Talking Circle

July 22, 2014

The Bronx, New York

Students from Via International service learning trip to New Mexico and Hoghan Dialogues in Tsedaak'aan, Dinetah, gather for an evening of discussion at Fordham University in New York City.

 

Fordham Student Alumni Gathering

July 21, 2014

The Bronx, New York

Four years of volunteer alumni fromVia International service learning trips to New Mexico and Hoghan Dialogues in Tsedaak'aan, Dinetah, gather for an evening of reflection and reconnection at Fordham University in New York City.

 

Via International Board Meeting
July 16, 2014

San Diego, California

 

Keimyung University Educational Immersion
July 13-18, 2014

San Diego, California

Keimyung University and LINC student delegation (19 students and 2 faculty) from Daegu, South Korea, pilot a new VIA San Diego/Tijuana learning immersionitinerary, visiting various industry sites with the vision of promoting global cooperation between business and academia.

 

Ethiopian Visit
June 23 - 24, 2014

San Diego, California

Leadership teacher Negash Shiferaw visits Via's programs and meets with members of the East African community.

 

Summer Internship
June 9 - August 20, 2014

San Diego, California

Virginia Tech student, Amy Komorowski, arrives for summer internship at our headquarters in San Diego.

 

My Sister's Voice
June 6, 2014

San Diego, California

Via's Executive Director, Elisa Sabatini, was an honoree in the My Sister's Voice project, honoring exceptional women.

 

Women's International Leadership Circle
"Bridging Academia and Community Knowledge"

May 23, 2014

San Diego, California

Via and community partners launch the Inaugural seminar at the East African Center.

 

Rigo Reyes 30th Anniversary

May 2014

San Diego, California

Staff and community partners on both sides of the border celebrate Via Staff member Rigo Reyes for 30 years of service.

 

GiveBig San Diego

May 5, 2014

San Diego, California

Via International participated in the 24-hour online fundraising event sponsored by the San Diego Foundation as part of a National Day of Giving.

 

Spring Valley Nutrition Group Begins

May 2, 2014

San Diego, California

 

USD Social Innovation Challenge Reception

May 2, 2014

San Diego, California

 

Annual Chicano Park Day

April 19, 2014

San Diego, California

Via International sponsors annual Chicano Park Day in Barrio Logan.

 

Women Empowering Women Conference

April 11, 2014

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Via International participatesin the Women Empowering Women Conference and panel presentations hosted by Santa Fe Community College.

 

Annual San Diego MicroFinance Summit

April 8, 2014

San Diego, California at University of San Diego

 

Via International Staff Retreat

March 27-28, 2014

San Diego, California

 

Annual Via International Board Meeting

March 5-8, 2014

San Diego, California

 

Educational Travel Conference
February 5-8, 2014

Orlando, Florida

Via Executive Director facillitated sessions on service learning and family travel, while Via Board Member Andy Morikawa presented on Via International's Appalachia Voluntours and storytelling. Mr Morikawa also introduced keynote speaker, Andrew McCarthy, actor and National Geographic journalist.

 

VIA gets a NEW HOME BASE!
February 1, 2014

San Diego, California

Special Thanks to Los Amigos Car Club for helping with the move to Via's new office location and community center in Barrio Logan along the US.- Mexico border just south of San Diego, California. Please update your records with our new address and phone numbers: 1955 Julian Avenue San Diego, CA 92113 Phone - 619-795-9477 Fax - 619-795-9483

Events 2013

 

Annual Holiday Breakfast
December 2013

8am-10am

San Diego, California

Celebrating decades of support and hosted by William Bramley, Buck Ramsey, Mickey McGuire, and John O'Brien at the

Law Offices of Thorsnes, Bartolotta, and McGuire in the 5th Avenue Financial Center.

 

Via Board Meeting and Site Visit to Tecate, Mexico

November 1 - 2, 2013

San Diego, California and Tecate, Mexico
Board Meeting and site visit to Tecate, Mexico to review new VolunTour site.

 

USD International Business Master's Inaugural Retreat
August 2013
12 - 3 pm

Baja, Mexico
Incoming Master's students participated in a Bee Hive Building event benefitting Los Niños in Mexico.

 

Via International Board Meeting
July 2013

San Diego, California
Quarterly Board Meeting.

 

Inaugural Trip to Bolivia with San Diego State University
July 2013

Bolivia - Santa Cruz and other communities in Bolivia
Via hosted the first trip to Bolivia with students from San Diego State University for Community Development Geomapping Pilot Project.

 

USD Center for Peace and Commerce Board Meeting
June 2013
7:30-9:30 am

San Diego, California
Collaborative groups of local businesses and social organizations advise the Center on student and community participation for the Social Innovation Challenge.

 

Annual Chicano Park Day

April 2013

San Diego, California

Via International participated in the annual Chicano Park Day. Chicano Park is located in the Barrio Logan community, south of downtown San Diego and was established by Chicano activists on April 22, 1970, Chicano Park has received international recognition as a major public art site for its extensive mural paintings of the past and present struggle documenting Mexican and Chicano history. This family event was free and open to the public.


Annual MicroFinance Summit
April 2013

San Diego, California
University of San Diego , The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

The San Diego Microfinance Alliance is a consortium of local microfinance practitioners, donors, students, and educators committed to collaborating and raising the profile of microfinance in the San Diego region. Participating organizations include: ACCION San Diego, CDC Small Business Finance, Foundation for Women, Grameen Foundation, International Rescue Committee, Opportunity International, La Maestra, Point Loma Nazarene University, Project Concern International, San Diego State University College of Business Administration, the Ahlers Center for International Business at the University of San Diego, and VIA International. The theme focused on Innovation and Technology.

 

Annual Via International Board Meeting
March 2013

San Diego, California
Annual conference with board members to review the strategic plan and approve the budget.

Events 2012

 

Annual Holiday Breakfast
December 2012

8am-10am

San Diego, California

Celebrating decades of support and hosted by William Bramley, Buck Ramsey, Mickey McGuire, and John O'Brien at the

Law Offices of Thorsnes, Bartolotta, and McGuire in the 5th Avenue Financial Center.

 

USD Center for Peace and Commerce Social Innovation Challenge
September 7, 2012
7:30 - 9:30 pm

San Diego, California
Advisory Board meeting to plan the upcoming Social Innovation Challenge.

 

Student Outreach with Park Brook
August 29, 2012
4:30 - 6 pm

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Via participated via Skype in an outreach event to Spanish speaking mothers in Minnesota, recruiting students for the upcoming class in nutrition/ecology.

 

Los Amigos 35th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, August 25, 2012

4pm - 11 pm

Chula Vista, California

Via International participated in and was recognized at the 35th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Ceremony honoring the Los Amigos Car Club.

 

USD International Business Master's Inaugural Retreat
August 21, 2012
12 - 3 pm

Baja, Mexico
Incoming Master's students participated in a Bee Hive Building event benefitting Los Niños in Mexicali, MX.

 

Segunda Juventud AARP/KPBS
August 1, 2012
noon

San Diego, California
Radio interview with Segunda Juventud program at KPBS in San Diego.

 

Annual Via International Board Meeting
July 24, 2012

San Diego, California
Quarterly Board Meeting.

 

Inaugural Leadership Course with USD to Sri Lanka
June 17 - 29, 2012

Sri Lanka
Via coordinated a tripand course to engage leadership student with the Sri Lankan organization, Sarvodaya.

 

USD Center for Peace and Commerce Board Meeting
June 1, 2012
7:30-9:30 am

San Diego, California
Collaborative groups of local businesses and social organizations advising the Center on student and community participation for the Social Innovation Challenge.

 

UCSD Mexico Moving Forward Conference

May 3, 2012

San Diego, California

Via International participated in the one-day educational event featuring a wide range of presentations for students and community members on themes related to Mexico including economic systems, housing, sustainable technologies, micro finance and capacity building.

 

International Community Foundation UCSD Youth Forum

April 28, 2012

San Diego, California

Via International Executive Director, Elisa Sabatini, spoke on a panel for this new initiative created to engage young people from local schools to design and facilitate projects to support non-profit and community service initiatives.

 

USD Center for Peace and Commerce Social Innovation Challenge
April 27, 2012
4 - 7 pm

San Diego, California
Presentation of Social Innovation awards and funding to social business projects selected by committee.  Via serves on the Advisory Board.

 

Annual Chicano Park Day

April 21, 2012

San Diego, California

Via International participated in the annual Chicano Park Day. Chicano Park is located in the Barrio Logan community, south of downtown San Diego and was established by Chicano activists on April 22, 1970, Chicano Park has received international recognition as a major public art site for its extensive mural paintings of the past and present struggle docmenting Mexican and Chicano history. This family event was free and open to the public. This year's celebration focused on the theme "Education and Knowledge: Our Key to a Better Future."


Transborder Fair

April 21, 2012

San Diego, California

Via Internationalpartcipated in and presented at the Transborder Fair hosted by Point Loma Nazarene College.

 

Innaugural Meeting Promotora Education - Park Brook Elementary School
April 16, 2012
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Start up session with initial nutrition/ecology class participants in Minnesota.

 

National Youth Leadership Service Learning Conference

April 11 - 14, 2012

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Via International partcipated in this 3-day event in Minneapolis and hosted an information booth and met with students, families, and schools that participate in service learning programs.

 

4th Annual MicroFinance Summit
April 4, 2012

San Diego, California
University of San Diego , The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

The San Diego Microfinance Alliance is a consortium of local microfinance practitioners, donors, students, and educators committed to collaborating and raising the profile of microfinance in the San Diego region. Participating organizations include: ACCION San Diego, CDC Small Business Finance, Foundation for Women, Grameen Foundation, International Rescue Committee, Opportunity International, La Maestra, Point Loma Nazarene University, Project Concern International, San Diego State University College of Business Administration, the Alhers Center for International Business at the University of San Diego, and VIA International.The theme focused on Innovation and Technology.

 

Via Annual Board Meeting
March 23, 2012

San Diego, California
Annual conference with board members to review the strategic plan and approve the budget.

 

Hoghan Dialogue
January 18 - 22, 2012

Tsedaak'aan, Dinetah
Immersion discussion for leadership, direction and action.

 

USD Leadership for Change Conference
January 13 - 15, 2012

San Diego, California
Leadership for Change is a three-day Group Relations Conference to cultivate the conditions for change -- personal, community, organizational and planetary changes -- that promote healing and affirm life.

Events 2011

 

36-Hour Match Marathon Fundraiser
7am Wednesday, December 14 to7pm Thursday, December 15, 2011

San Diego, California

Via International teams up with the San Diego Community Foundation for a 24-hour online fundraising marathon. Support us by making a donation online during the 36-hour marathon and the San Diego Community Foundation will match donations with a percentage of all the funds raised.

 

26th Annual Holiday Breakfast
Friday, December 15, 2011

8am-10am

San Diego, California

Celebrating 26 years of support and hosted by William Bramley, Buck Ramsey, Mickey McGuire, and John O'Brien at the

Law Offices of Thorsnes, Bartolotta, and McGuire in the 5th Avenue Financial Center.


Formation and Education of Tijuana Promotoras Graduation

Friday, December 9, 2011

Tijuana. Mexico

Celebrating and honoring graduates of the Promotora education program in Mexico.

 

Medtronic Award Luncheon for Volunteer Activity of the Year

Friday, December 9, 2011

Tijuana. Mexico

12 noon - 2 pm

Celebrating receipt of Medtronic Volunteer Activity of the Year Award with Medtronic Team in Tijuana, Mexico

 

Philadelphia Service Learning School Site Visit
Tuesday, December 6, 2011

1pm - 4pm

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Via International visits Bishop Eustace Preparatory School for Student Volunteer Alumni Gathering andIntroductory orientation meeting with 2012 volunteers.

 

Appalachia Community Partnership Meeting
Friday, December 2 - Monday, December 5 , 2011

Floyd, Virginia

Via International community partnership meeting and site tour.

 

Medtronic Managers Volunteer Day
Friday, December 2, 2011

8am - 5pm

Tijuana, Mexico

Medtronic mangers participate in community service day with Via International in Tijuana.

 

Formation and Education of Mexicali Promotoras Graduation

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Mexicali. Mexico

Celebrating and honoring graduates of the Promotora education program in Mexico.

 

"Empowering Women for the Future: A Forum for Engagement and Mobilization"
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

6:30pm-9:30pm

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Via International participates in forum sponsored by Norway House at the University of Minnesota..

 

Annual Via International Board Meeting

November 5, 2011

8am - 5pm

San Diego, California

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Mexicali Familiarization Trip for Universities

October 28 - 30, 2011

Mexicali, Mexico

 

Traditional Agriculture and Sustainable Living Conference

October 28-30, 2011

Espanola, New Mexico

Via International participates in annual conference on traditional agriculture and sustainable living hosted by Four Bridges Traveling Permaculture Institute and Northern New Mexico College featuring presentations, panels, workshops, and site visits plus keynote speaker Percy Schmeiser. Sunday, October 30, a blessing ceremony was facilitated to honor the completion of phase one of the Seed Bank that Via International student volunteers helped build during service trips to northern New Mexico.

 

Philadelphia School Site Visits

September 22 - 23, 2011

Via International visits Philadelphia alumni schools incliuding LaSalle, Saint Joseph's, Temple, and Villanova..


Bainbridge Graduate Institute
May 12 - 15, 2011

Seattle, Washington
Executive Director Elisa Sabatini serves as visiting faculty at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute in Seattle, Washington.

 

Promotora Training
May 2011

Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Via Institute for Community Development and Volutourism hosted the first Promotora training in the United States in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in May 2011.Via Promotoras from Mexico facilitated the three-day training for immigrant women in nutrition and ecology, community organizing and leadership, and micro-credit and microenterprise development at the Northwest Integration School District's Brooklyn Center.

 

San Diego MicroFinance Alliance Summit
April 28, 2011

San Diego, California
University of San Diego , The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

The San Diego Microfinance Alliance is a consortium of local microfinance practitioners, donors, students, and educators committed to collaborating and raising the profile of microfinance in the San Diego region. Participating organizations include: ACCION San Diego, CDC Small Business Finance, Foundation for Women, Grameen Foundation, International Rescue Committee, Opportunity International, La Maestra, Point Loma Nazarene University, Project Concern International, San Diego State University College of Business Administration, the Alhers Center for International Business at the University of San Diego, and VIA International.

 

San Diego State University Gender Studies Program
April 21, 2011

San Diego, California
Via International featured at San Diego State University's Gender Studies Program.

 

National Charity Register Conference
April 3, 2011

Oakland, California

Executive Director Elisa Sabatini presents a keynote address at the National Charity Register Conference in Oakland, California.

 

Clinton Global Initiative
April 2, 2011

San Diego, California

Executive Director Elisa Sabatini participates in a panel on border issues at the Clinton Global Initiative in San Diego, California.

 

Non-Profit Academic Council Benchmark Conference
March 25, 2011

San Diego, California

San Diego State Professor presents on service learning and non-profit volunteer research with Executive Director Elisa Sabatini at the non-profit Academic Council Benchmark Conference in San Diego, California.


Events 2010

 

25th Annual Holiday Breakfast
Friday, December 10, 2010

8am-10am

San Diego, California

Celebrating 25 years of support and hosted by William Bramley, Buck Ramsey, Mickey McGuire, and John O'Brien at the

Law Offices of Thorsnes, Bartolotta, and McGuire in the 5th Avenue Financial Center.

 

Informal Evening Reception and Fundraiser
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

5pm-7pm

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Informational evening with hor d'oeuvres and refreshments. Presentations by Ana Luisa Fajer, Consul of Mexico, and Elisa Sabatini, Executive Director of Via International. Evening event hosted by Jeanette Leehr, Board President of Via International, Connie Noterman, Board of Directors of Via International, and Julie Matonich, attorney with Matonich Persson.


Annual Via International - Los Ninos Board Meeting

November 11-14, 2010

Kona Kai Hotel and kick-off with Lila Downs concert. Events include finance committee meeting at the offices of Bramley Law and meetings at Via International Office in Chula Vista, California.

 

Tijuana Innovadora

Thursday through Thursday, October 7 - 21, 2010

Tijuana, Mexico

A world-class conference designed to show the community, country, and strategic audiences abroad, the processes of innovative technology, education, culture, and art that are exported from Tijuana to the world. In addition to multiple exhibits, keynotes, panels, discussions, cultural events and concerts, Al Gore will present a keynote address on October 14, and Via International will share best practices in community development work as a benefitting organization with Los Ninos de Baja.(www.losninosdebaja.org). For more information on the event or how to purchase tickets, visit:
http://tijuanainnovadora.com

 

University of San Diego 21st Annual Social Issues Conference

Peace and Justice Through the Arts: Artists Igniting Social Change

Monday through Sunday, October 4 - 10, 2010

San Diego, CA

21st annual Social Issues Conference will include discussions, lectures, and performances that highlight art-based movements for justice and peace throughout the world. Via International will facilitate Chicano Park visit and walking tour Thursday, October 7, 2010, from 12 noon to 2pm, as well as local volunteer and community mural projects, oral history documentation, and songs of social movement workshop with Chicano Park artists.

http://www.sandiego.edu/csl

 

Community Promotoras Dialogue

Friday, July 9, 2010

9 am - 1 pm

Unidad de la UABC de Valle de Las Palmas, Mexico

A gathering honoring alumni of the Los Niños Community Promotora Diploma program and presentation of the Valle San Pedro Sustainable City project hosted by Centro de Servicios Comunitarios Universidad IberoAmericana, Los Niños, Valle San Pedro Ciudad Susentable, Enlace Comunitario A.C Mexico, .and Urbi Vida Residencia www.urbi.com

 

Guatemala Familiarization Trip

Tuesday through Monday, August 10-16, 2010

Guatemala

Group leaders from national universities and board members from Via International were invited to Guatemala for a familiarization trip to meet with partner organization SHARE Guatemala, visit highland villages, and explore Via international service learning opportunities and educational travel activities in the "land of Eternal Spring." For more information on organizing a Voluntour trip to Guatemala for your group visit www.viainternational.org/guatemala.html

 

Community Dialogue

Thursday, May 20, 2010

5:00 pm- 7:00 pm

University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

Community Dialogue and exploration of Diversity and Identity through an Indigenous Lens

facilitated by Dr. Larry Emerson, Dine' Nation

Meal provided by Los Niños Promotoras from Tijuana, Mexico

 

The San Diego Microfinance Summit

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
University of San Diego , The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

The San Diego Microfinance Alliance is a consortium of local microfinance practitioners, donors, students, and educators committed to collaborating and raising the profile of microfinance in the San Diego region.

Attend The San Diego Microfinance Summit to:


Via International Global Dialogue for Response-ability 2010

April 11-16, 2010 at Virginia Tech University

Invited transformational leaders from around the globe will meet with Via International Scholars from both the University of San Diego and Virginia Tech University for two days of in-depth dialogue in addition to classroom visits, public presentations, and special events during the week designed to promote international and intergenerational exchange among students, staff, community members, and visiting guests.

This series of events is locally hosted by Virginia Tech Center for Student Engagement and Community Partnerships, the Community Foundation of the New River Valley, and Virginia Tech Institite for Policy and Governance in partnership with Via International and numerous organizations, community supporters, and educational programs.

For more information on Global Dialogues contact Via International 619-426-9110

 

Monday, April 12, 2010 - Welcome and Interviews

Interviews with Transformational Leaders conducted by student scholars
9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Inn at Virginia Tech

 

Monday, April 12, 2010- A Conversation and Reflection on Leadership and Community
"A Pathway to Community: decolonizing ourselves as a pathway from internalized prejudice toward a community leadership for being more fully human" presented by Dr. Larry Emerson, Navajo teacher and scholar
11:30am-1:30 pm

Schaeffer Memorial Baptist Church
580 North High Street Christiansburg, VA 24073
Sponsored by the Community Foundation of the New River Valley, The Community Group,

and The New Mountain Climbers
Lunch will be served. The event is free and open to the community

 

Monday, April 12, 2010 -Roundtable Discussion with Graduate Students

Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance

Roanoke Street, Blacksburg, Virginia

 

Monday, April 12, 2010- Class Visit: Global Ethics Class
Transformational Leader Guest Speaker: Dr. A. T. Ariyaratne

Professor James C. Klagge, Chair Philosophy Department

4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Virginia Tech University

 

Monday, April 12, 2010 - Campus-Community Dialogue
Panel – “Succession and the Legacy of Leadership in the Midst of Change,”

Transformational Leaders: Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne, Dr. Larry Emerson, Bhavana Dee, Elisa Sabatini, and others.
Students attending include "Ut Prosim El Porvenir" honors class

7:00 – 9:00 pm
Litton Reaves Auditorium, Virginia Tech University
The event is free and open to the community

 

Tuesday and Wednesday April 13-14, 2010 - Global Dialogue

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Inn at Virginia Tech

Transformational Leaders:

 

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 -Class Visit: The Shape of Spirit in Form- Building and Community Transformation

Transformational Leader: Bhavana Dee, Village Action, Auroville India
Professor Jack Davis, Dean College of Architecture & Urban Studies
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Virginia Tech University

 

Tuesday, April 13, 2010- Reception for Humphrey Scholars & Transformational Leaders
5:15 pm - 6:45 pm

The Inn at Virginia Tech

 

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - Trustees Dinner
Transformational Leaders, Community Foundation of the New River Valley and Via International board members, and Directors of Virginia Tech Institite for Policy and Governance and Virginia Tech Center for Student Engagement and Community Partnerships
6:45 pm
Old Guard Room at Preston’s, The Inn at Virginia Tech

 

Wednesday, April 13, 2010 - Reception for Transformational Leaders
Art presentation "Connections: A Community Arts Project" by Deepu George, Virginia TechVia Scholar

Hosted by Dr. Karen Depauw, Vice President and Dean for Graduate Education
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Graduate Life Center, Virginia Tech University

 

Wednesday, April 13, 2010 - Student Dialogue

Kathy Vargas discussion with Ut Prosimm El Porvenir student group

hosted by Emily Barry

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Thursday, April 15, 2010- Community Food Summit

“Food Security and Sustainability in our Rural Community: Addressing Hunger in the New River Valley”
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fieldstone United Methodist Church
Christiansburg, VA

Invitees include representatives of food pantries, food banks, sustainable foods, growers, soup kitchens, food diversion programs, emergency food assistance, and all interested community members.

Sponsors: Virginia Tech Center for Student Engagement and Community Partnerships; the Community Foundation of the New River Valley, Virginia Tech Institite for Policy and Governance

This event is free. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

 

Thursday, April 15, 2010- Class Visit: Global Ethics Class

Transformational Leader Guest Speaker: Dr. A. T. Ariyaratne
Guests include students of Dr. Patty Raun, Department Head, Department of Theatre and Cinema
Professor James C. Klagge, Chair Philosophy Department
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Virginia Tech University

 

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - Visit to Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention

Dr. Jerzy Novak, host

Norris Hall, 2nd Floor

 

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - Bench Dedication in honor of April 16th
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
In Front of Burruss Hall, Virginia Tech University

 

Thursda, April 15, 2010 - Roanoke Refugee Support Program Visit

Guest Dr. Larry Emerson, Dine' Nation

4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Roanoke,VA

 

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - Dinner honoring his Excellency Raymond Joseph, the Ambassador of Haiti

Honoring His Excellency Raymond Joseph, The Ambassador of Haiti
Hosted by Dr. John Dooley, Vice President for Outreach and International Affairs
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Preston’s, The Inn at Virginia Tech

 

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - “Tribute to Haiti and Ut Prosim”
Plenary address by His Excellency Raymond Joseph, The Ambassador of Haiti

Presentation of community quilt

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Burruss Hall Auditorium, Virginia Tech University
Event hosted by CSECP

 

Friday, April 16 - Country Store Friday Night Jamboree
Internationally famous music and dance venue featuring Friday Night Jamboree
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Floyd Country Store in Floyd, VA

 

Bioneers Food System Summit

March 10-11, 2010

Hotel Santa Fe, in Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

Annual Via International - Los Ninos Board Meeting

February 25-28, 2010

Hotel Santa Fe and community sites in Chimayo, Agua Fria, Tesuque and Santa Fe, New Mexico

Events 2009

 

24th Annual Via International - Los Ninos Holiday Breakfast

December 11, 2009 in San Diego, California

Law Offices of Thorsness, Bartolotta, McGuire
5th Avenue Financial Center 25550 5th Avenue11th Floor San Diego, CA 92103
Hosted by Mickey McGuire, Buck Ramsey, and John O'Brien

 

Money and Life Movie Trailer Premiere

October 26, 2009

San Francisco, California USA

6:30 pm, The Jazz Heritage Center at 1330 Fillmore Street San Francisco, CA

Guest speakers: John Bloom, RSF Social Finance, and Elisa Sabatini, Via International

Hosted by Jen and Adam Traeger-Hirschfelder


Via International Global Dialogue 2009

October 1-9, 2009, at the University of San Diego

 

As part of the 20th annual Social Issues Conference at the University of San Diego, Via International will celebrate 35 years of success in integrated community development work while introducing its new name and officially launching the

Via International Institute for Community Development and Voluntourism.

Invited transformational leaders from around the globe will meet with Via International Scholars from both the University of San Diego and Virginia Tech University for two days of in-depth dialogue in addition to classroom visits, public presentations, and special events during the week designed to promote international and intergenerational exchange among students, staff, community members, and visiting guests.

Links: USD Social Issues Conference and Global Dialogue

San Diego Accommodations: Crowne Plaza San Diego in Mission Valley

For more information contact Via International 619-426-9110

 

Thursday, October 1 -Community Service Learning Day, Parker PeaceMakers

Dr. Ariyaratne, speaker. Introduction by Lauren Leach

11:30am-12:30pm, Francis Parker High School, Performing Arts Center Building

 

Thursday, October 1 -Sign of the Times Dialogue: “Options for the Poor”

Rev. William Headley, CSSP, Dean of the School of Peace Studies

7-9 pm, University of San Diego - UC Forum A & B

 

Thursday, October 1 - “Community, Development, and Women’s Empowerment: Lessons from Auroville, India”

Feminist Research Colloquium: Feminist Crossroads: Bearing Witness and Building Social Change

Bhavana Dee, Auroville Village Action

7 pm, San Diego State University - Arts and Letters Building Room 204

 

Friday, October 1 - Informal Lunch and Campus Orientation

12:15 lunch and oreitnation at 1pm facilitated by Patrick Oliveri

 

Friday, October 2 -“Leadership for Social and Economic Transformation”

Dr Ariyaratne of Sarvodaya in Sri Lanka and winner of the Gandhi Peace Prize.

Opening - Kumeyaay Welcome. Introduction by Breyn HIbbs.

2-3pm, University of San Diego - Warren Auditorium SOLES Building

 

Friday, October 2 - Money and Life Movie Trailer Premiere with Katie Teague
6pm -9pm, San Diego - Mill Peak Community Dialogue

 

Monday, October 5 - SOLES Leadership Lunch with Dr. Ariyaratne of Sarvodaya
12-1 pm, Dean's Conference Room, SOLES, facilitaed by Dr. Cheryl Getz

 

Monday, October 5 - Orientation for Visiting Scholars from Virginia Tech
3-4 pm, Institute for Peace and Justice foyer, orientation facilitated by Ruth Soberanes and Cara McMahon

 

Monday, October 5 - "Decolonizing Identity and Mental Health" Dr. Larry Emerson, Dine Nation
and students from the San Diego State Native American Scholars Counseling Program

USD Counseling Department and American Indian Recruitment Program. Introduction by Andrew Morikawa

5-6:30 pm, University of San Diego - Warren Auditorium SOLES Building (meeting with counseling classes at 4pm)

 

Monday, October 5 -Via International Welcome and Community Meal with Los Ninos Promotoras

6:30 -7:30, University of San Diego, Institute for Peace and Justice Room G & Terrace

 

Tuesday and Wednesday, October 6-7 - Global Dialogue for Responsibility

Invited Transformational Leaders and Via Scholars from the University of San Diego and Virginia Tech University
Facilitated by Dr. Cheryl Getz, SOLES, & John Loggins, Center for Community Service Learning. Elaine Elliott, translator.
Transformational Leaders:

 

Tuesday, October 6 - Trans-Border Institute Microcredit Presentation

Charles Pope, Associate Director of Trans-Border Institute, Introductions by Ruth Soberanes

David Arrivillaga of SHARE Guatemala and Bhavana Dee of Auroville Village Action

7-8:30 pm, University of San Diego, Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre

 

Wednesday, October 7 - Global Dialogue Lunch with Social Justice Student Network and Women PeaceMakers

Global Dialogue participants will join Women Peacemakers and Sociology students for lunch dialogue

12 noon- 1pm, University of San Diego Institute for Peace and Justice Rooms H & I.
Women PeaceMakers:

 

Wednesday, October 7 - Dr. Labovitz Lecture & Reception hosted by Ethnic Studies Department

Maria Elena Durazo of Los Angeles

6pm, University of San Diego - UC Forum A & B

 

Thursday, October 8 - Border Voices and Indigenous Perspectives in Health Policy Analysis

Elisa Sabatini and Larry Emerson meet with Mary Rose Mueller, Health Policy Analysis seminar

9-11 am, University of San Diego Room H108

 

Thursday, October 8 - Global Citizenship Luncheon
with Via International Scholars, Transformational Leaders, and Women PeaceMakers

and official launch of Via International and the Institute for Community Development

hosted by Via International, USD International Center, and USD Ahler’s International School of Business

12-2pm, University of San Diego - Institute for Peace and Justice Rooms C & D
Speakers:

 

Thursday, October 8 -“Is Health a Human Right? Perspectives from Nursing’s Global and Local Immersions”

Hahn School of Nursing Panel with Dr. Anita Hunter, APRN, FAAN , Susan Bonnell, RN, MSN, PhDc, Dr. Lois Howland, RN, DrPH, Dr. Barbara Sarter, RN, FNP

4-5:30 pm, University of San Diego - Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre

 

Thursday, October 8 -“Sustainable Development and Social Justice”
Dr. Judy Rauner Lecture and Institute for Peace and Justice Distinguished Lecture Series Keynote Address by

Paul Farmer, Partners in Health. Introductions by Kelsey Johnson and Hannah Evans of Social Justice Student Network.
Reception 5:30 - 6:30pm in courtyard between Carillo and Founders' Hall.
7- 9 pm, University of San Diego - Shiley Theater

 

Friday, October 9 - Via International Field Study in Public Health in Mexico

Visit Kilo de Ayuda program designed to eradicate malnutrition in children, as well as Aventura de la Vida program.
9am - 4pm,vans leave from Via International Office in Chula Vista - $65 per person, pre-registration required

To participate, contact 619-426-9110