Belize 2020 Sponsors SLU Speaker Events: Join the Discussion on Critical Issues Affecting Our Global Community


In collaboration with Saint Louis University, Belize 2020 is sponsoring three speaker events during the university's Atlas week, April 6-14. The Belize 2020 events will be held in various venues on SLU's North Campus, located at 1 North Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103. Click here for a campus map. Participation is free and advance registration is not required.

The Atlas Week Program at Saint Louis University increases awareness of the global issues that confront us today in an effort not only to promote discussion but also to inspire and inform action.  Through a week of programs, discussions, and speakers, the focus is on what we as global citizens can do to contribute to a better life for all people now and in the future.

SLU and Belize 2020: Reflections on a Growing Partnership
Monday, April 9
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CDT
Location: Center for Global Citizenship Auditorium

Sponsored by: Office for Mission & Identity, Office of the Provost, School of Education, School of Professional Studies, SLU Madrid Campus, Office of Diversity & Community Engagement, and Belize 2020

SLU has a long-standing partnership with various institutions in Belize, and plans to grow those partnerships in breadth and depth in the coming years. This semester SLU faculty and administrators visited our partners in Belize to deepen relationships and dream about what we could accomplish together. The panel will reflect on that experience from the SLU perspective and share ideas about where we might go from here. Chris Collins, S.J., Assistant to the President for Mission and Identity, will moderate the discussion with SLU Provost Nancy Brickhouse; Dean Molly Schaller, School of Education; Dean Tracy Chapman, School of Professional Studies; Dean Paul Vita, SLU Madrid Campus; and Vice President Jonathan Smith, Office of Diversity and Community Engagement.

Belize 2020: Seeking Input, Advancing Ideas
Tuesday, April 10
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. CDT
Location: Busch Student Center 251AB
Sponsored by: Center for Service and Community Engagement, Belize 2020, Office of International Services

This roundtable will be an opportunity to provide updates on the work of Belize 2020 and to solicit student feedback on ways to advance our work in Belize.

Improving Education through Scholarships: The Saint Louis University and Belize Partnership
Thursday, April 12
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. CDT
Location: Busch Student Center 253B
Sponsored by: School of Education, Belize 2020

During this event we will highlight the educational aspect of the Belize 2020 Project and Saint Louis University educational partnership.

Belize 2020 Project is a partnership between Belize City, Belize and Saint Louis University. This relationship seeks to bridge the learning gap in our schools. The partnership empowers and enables the Belizean teachers and students to become leaders in their community. The Belizean teachers are the strongest link between the students and the surrounding community. The teachers are equipped with the knowledge to build a better future for the students through this partnership.

This partnership has grown through the training of teachers in Special Education: Learning Disability. Presently two teachers are attending Saint Louis University in the School of Education in the graduate program. Rose Mes recently completed her master’s in special education with the emphasis of learning disabilities. She is currently a learning consultant in at Our Lady of Guadalupe and working with her students in Belize.

For more information on 2018 Atlas Week programming, click here.