Upper School Students Send their Voices Abroad

For the sixth year, Parker French students participated in the Global Voices Initiative (GVI). On Tuesday, May 15, Parker’s French III students, taught by Upper School French teacher and Global Initiatives Coordinator Lorin Pritikin held their real-time video conference with students from Chicago-area high schools including Evanston Township. As in previous years, the conference was held at DL Piper, a global law firm with 4,200 lawyers located in 31 countries around the world. DL Piper donates the use of their video conference center for GVI.

Global Voices Initiative is a non-profit program that uses the power of art and language to promote cross-cultural understanding and good will between American middle and high school students and their peers around the world.

Students on both sides of the Atlantic read each other’s original plays and then asked questions regarding the inspiration for the works.An example of people-to-people diplomacy in the making, the video conference was a rewarding experience for all involved. Parker is proud to partner with GVI and will participate again next year.

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