OneWorld Now!’s Seattle Strong Luncheon
Assistant Professor Janxin Leu and Research Scientist Rebecca Cortes represented the Psychology Department at the OneWorld Now!’s Seattle Strong Luncheon on November 15, 2011. The luncheon celebrated a new partnership between OneWorldNow! and President Obama’s 100,000 Strong Initiative. OneWorldNow! is a community organization that supports high school students in underserved communities through access to Mandarin and Arabic language training, leadership development, and study abroad opportunities. Seattle is one of only five cities targeted by Obama’s 100,000 Strong Initiative to increase and diversify the composition of American students studying in China. Drs. Leu, Cortes, and Psychology Professor Lili Lengua are collaborating with the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity and OneWorldNow! to play a larger role in this partnership. Others in attendance included Dr. Susan Enfield (Interim Superintendent of Seattle Public Schools), Mayor Mike McGinn, representatives from the State Department, and Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange (Vice Provost of Diversity at UW).
For more information about the 100,000 Strong Initiative: http://www.state.gov/p/eap/regional/100000_strong/index.htm
For more information about OneWorldNow!: http://www.oneworldnow.org/