In this informal online session, join us on UWC Day in welcoming Naheed Bardai who will be just 3 weeks into his new role as Principal of UWC Atlantic. In the session Naheed with share with us what attracted him to the role of Principal of UWC Atlantic, his thoughts on the relevance of UWC in today's world, and the main challenges and opportunities facing UWCAC over the coming years.
We'll also be joined by Matthew Gold, Chair of UWC Great Britain, who will provide a brief introduction and overview to the work of UWC Great Britain, how selections work in the UK and the range of volunteer activities and opportunities that GBNC coordinates.
Join UWCGB to celebrate UWC Day with Naheed and Matthew!
Zoom details will be provided shortly before the event. The session is open to both UWB GB Members as well as other UWC Alums or friends of UWC.
UWC Day is the annual global celebration of the UWC mission and values, which takes place on 21 September every year, to coincide with the UN International Day of Peace. Each year, UWC Day is celebrated by thousands of people worldwide, including students and staff at UWC schools and colleges, national committees, UWC alumni and friends.
UWC Day is a moment to celebrate the strength and diversity of the UWC movement and our mission for a more peaceful and sustainable future through connecting and mobilising UWCers globally. It serves as a chance to spread the word about UWC, our work and values. But it is also an opportunity to reflect on what we do as a movement, to determine how to be more effective changemakers, and to continue to challenge ourselves.
Each year, UWC Day has a different theme which helps to provide a central focus for the day’s actions and initiatives, for example: 'United We Can' in 2020, 'Climate of Change' in 2019, 'Inspire Change' in 2018, 'The Power of Diversity' in 2017, ‘Connect-Challenge-Celebrate’ in 2016 and ‘Live the Mission' in 2015.
We are excited to announce that the 2021 theme will be:
At a time when the impacts of COVID-19 are still very present in our lives, injustices and conflicts continue to cause pain for many, and the effects of the climate crisis are already being felt, particularly in the most vulnerable communities around the world - we hope that this theme will give us all an opportunity to take a step back and to dream up a better world.
Because in order to start building a more peaceful, sustainable and just future, we have to start by reminding ourselves that such a future is possible: we have to Reimagine Tomorrow.