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Arn Chorn-Pond Visits Watkinson
Posted on: 4/2/2014
Arn Chorn-Pond, internationally known human rights activist, Cambodian-American, and Watkinson's translator and guide on service learning trips to his native land, will visit Watkinson on Wednesday and Thursday next week, April 9 and 10. He'll speak to all school meeting on Wednesday and visit a number of classes. CAP and Global Studies students will have a master class with him on Thursday, about the complexity of cross-cultural development work in terms of ethics and effectiveness, with the Khmer Magic Music Bus as a case study. Since 2005, Watkinson has sent service-learning teams to travel to Phnom Phen and the  surrounding area to collaborate with Cambodian Living Arts Program (http://www.cambodianlivingarts.org)The Khmer Magic Music Bus is an independent offshoot of Watkinson's work in Cambodia. For more information, visit http://www.magicmusicbus.org/.

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Freshly Squeezed with Colin McEnroe
Posted on: 3/23/2014
Watkinson School Presents “How Do We Get Back To The Field of Dreams?”, the final event in the series Freshly Squeezed with Colin McEnroe. Join us April 9, 2014 at 7pm as Mr. McEnroe moderates a discussion on the way competition, aggression and money in big-time sports is filtering down to the courts and fields near you. A panel of coaches, parents, a sports journalist and a medical specialist discuss the costs of a sports-saturated culture in which adults and children are more likely to "compete" than to "play.” And what are some models that work to restore sanity and innocence to sports? Panelists include: Hartford Courant columnist Jeff Jacobs; Rebecca Stearns, Vice President of Operations and Director of Education at the Korey Stringer Institute; Reggie Hatchett, who runs the Connecticut Basketball Club and recently coached Weaver High School to a conference title; and Glenn Cusano, who has coached for a decade in youth sports and whose daughter suffered a serious sports injury.

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