Around the World in 30 Days Features Panels, Dance Demonstrations, Lectures

March 13, 2017 -- CNM is celebrating International Education and International Day of the Woman throughout March with a series of events ranging from discussion panels to a flamenco class and from poetry readings to a belly dance demonstration. All of the events are being held at either Main or Montoya campuses and are free.
Around the World in 30 Days Features Panels, Dance Demonstrations, Lectures

Mar 13, 2017

The month-long celebration, called “Around the World in 30 Days,” is part of CNM’s new Global Education Initiative which has a goal to increase the number of students participating in international experiences to 33 percent of all students by 2020. Sponsors include the Executive Council of Students (ECOS), Around the World in 30 Days Committee and Connect Services.

“We were pleased to make these learning opportunities available to our students,” said Ari Rosner-Salazar, student success team leader and member of the Around the World Committee. “These activities and more to follow will empower the students with the ability to compete, connect and collaborate on a global scale.”

The month’s activities kicked off on March 2 with cast members from the national production of “Motown the Musical” discussing the production with a large crowd on Main Campus. It was followed the same day with a talk by Dr. Marifeli Pérez-Stable, professor of sociology at Florida International University, who examined a post-Castro Cuba.

Events last week included an International Women’s Day Panel Discussion on Main Campus and various panels related to International Women’s Day at Montoya Campus on March 8. On Thursday, there was a belly dance demonstration, Study Abroad Fair through the University of New Mexico and an International Students Panel.

Planned for the rest of the month are:

  • Tuesday, March 21 – Flamenco demonstration, Main Campus, Coal Avenue Theatre (CAT), 3-4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 21 -- World Poetry Event, Main Campus Student Services Center Cafeteria, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 22 – International Travel Panel, Montoya Campus, H Building, Room 126, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 23 – African Dance demonstration, Main Campus, Coal Avenue Theatre (CAT), 2-3 p.m.
  • Friday, March 24 – Salsa Workshop, Montoya Campus, Building H Commons, 1-2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 28 – Lecture on “Chile Rededicates to Human Rights: Memory and Memorials in the Aftermath of Dictatorship” by Dr. Nelly Blacker-Hanson, Main Campus, Max Salazar Hall, Room 201, 3-4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 28 – International Literature/Poetry Event, Montoya Campus, Building H, Room 126, 3-4:30 p.m.

Members of the Around the World in 30 Days Committee include Rosner-Salazar; Paula Smith- Hawkins, associate dean of the School of Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences; Suzanne Buck, chair of the Modern Language Department; Amanda Vital, academic technical assistant; and Jean Silesky, Spanish instructor.

For more information about Around the World in 30 Days, contact Rosner-Salazar at Ext. 52924 or