The Bernard Kouchner Project: Compassion Without Borders – Calendar of events
Calendar of Events
- December 12, 2003 Art Competition for High School Students: Students across the county were
- asked to submit original works of photography or two-dimensional art focused on peace, justice and
- alleviating suffering outside our national borders. Educators and arts professionals served as judges.
- See the winning entries here.
- Writing Competition for High School Students: Students across the county
- were asked to submit original poetry or essay focused on peace, justice and alleviating suffering outside
- our national borders. Student could submit their work either in English or French. Educators and arts professionals
- served as judges.
- Read the winning entries here.
October 30, 2003: Teacher Workshop: Curriculum guides were created by a student advisory panel with faculty direction.
- Copies were distributed to teachers in Charlotte-Mecklenburg to prepare students for their dialogue with Dr.
- Bernard Kouchner. The curriculum focused on medical access, social, economic, educational and worldwide
- humanitarian inequities and injustices, as well as publications discussing Dr. Kouchner.
Click here to access Curriculum Guide
February 4, 2004 Student Tolerance Day: (12:45 – 3:30 PM) Butler High School hosted 700 students from across the
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg region, including public and private schools and home-schooled children, to prepare
- for the Student Dialogue with Dr. Kouchner. Students were introduced to The Echo Foundation, Dr. Bernard
- Kouchner, and were educated on topics specific to project themes. Small groups were formed for discussion
- and generation of ideas for questions at the Student Dialogue.
- February 24, 2004 Student Dialogue: (9:30 – 11:15 AM) Butler High School hosted a 1.5-hour discussion between students
- and Dr. Bernard Kouchner. Students based their questions on knowledge acquired from their studies using
- the curriculum guide and Student Tolerance Day. This was the culmination of The Bernard Kouchner Education
- Project: “Compassion Without Borders”
- Fifth Annual Echo Award Dinner and Keynote Address:
February 26 – 29, 2004
- Island of Light, a performance honoring the work of Dr. Bernard Kouchner, The Echo Foundation’s third
- collaboration with Moving Poets Theater of Dance.