Making a difference topic of April 7 Knowledge Series
By Calvert Johnson, Knowledge Series chair
“A Decade of Making a Difference: One Girl at a Time” is the topic of the April 7 program of the Knowledge Series, featuring Dr. Amy Pelissero, executive director of the Global Village Project (GVP). The presentation begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Mountains Grille Room of The Clubhouse at Lake Sconti, preceded by registration, beverages and conversation at 4 p.m.
Pelissero is the Head of School at Global Village Project (GVP), a special-purpose private school for refugee teenage girls with limited formal schooling and English. Pelissero brings expertise in the teaching of English language and literacy, years of teaching experience with middle school students, and strong ties to the refugee community to the GVP.
Pelissero will be joined by Elise Witt, artist-in-residence at the Global Village Project, who will share the use of music at GVP in enabling the young women to learn English, gain self-confidence, and become empowered to pursue their dreams.
Sponsored by the Big Canoe POA, The Knowledge Series supports life-long learning and offers compelling monthly presentations by dynamic speakers and discussion groups on literary, artistic, international, national and regional topics of interest and significance. Future programs of The Knowledge Series this season will include: May 5, 2019: Catherine Lewis, Kennesaw State University, “Eisenhower, Golf, and Cold War Politics.”