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.