Morgan Stone Day Schedule, December 1, 2011



7:45 am

Julia Russell Eells: Welcome Remarks, providing a Big Picture overview of the symposium’s themes and purpose

8:00am – 8:30 am

Grades 8 & 9 (73)

Middle School Lounge


8:30 am – 09:00 am

Joan Countryman: First Presenter … then Q&A with Students. Note: Ms. Countryman will tee up the video link we’ll have with 8 students from Hendrik Verwoerd High School in Pretoria, South Africa


Video Link with Hendrik Verwoerd High School

8:00 am – 8:15 am

Grades 10-12 (123)

Music Center


8:15 am – 8:45 am


8:45 am – 9:00 am Q&A


Claire Andrade-Watkins


View ‘Hi Neighbor’, a brand-new documentary on the Cape Verdean immigrant experience.

Following a documentary viewing, facilitators lead an open discussion about issues and challenges illustrated in the film: What has been done; what needs to be done? How far have we come, and how far do we need to go?

9:00am – 9:30 am

9:30 - 9:45 Q&A

(Grades 8-12)

Music Center

Padma Venkatraman: Keynote Address


9:45 am – 10:00 am



10:00 am – 10:45 am

US Classrooms

Workshops in Upper School Classrooms

10:50 am – 11:45

Music Center

Alliance for Climate Education (ACE)

11:49 am – 12:25 pm


12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Music Center

Valerie Tutson Performance

Ms. Tutson has been telling stories in schools, churches, libraries, festivals and conferences since 1991. She draws her stories from around the world with an emphasis on African traditions. Her repertoire includes stories and songs she learned in her travels to South Africa, her experiences in West Africa, stories from African American history.

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Music Center

Students as Change Agents: Dyci Manns, Executive Director, Model 26 ( to wrap up. She will speak very inspirationally about how important it is for youth to take leadership, and how it’s easier than you think! 2B1 girls to introduce community building exercise.

2:15 pm -3:00 pm

Dining Room

Community Building Exercise & Closing

 updated 11.28.11 2:30 p.m.








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