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Lost & Found in Translation: Storytelling with the World Affairs Council

October 3, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Our festival programming begins with an evening of live storytelling! All sharing stories in the theme of Lost & Found in Translation, the program features eight high school students who traveled abroad (Ecuador, France, Italy, Japan, South Korea, and Spain) this past summer through the World Affairs Council’s global Travel Scholars program. All of the Global Travel Scholars will tell a true, five-minute story of a time when communication (verbal or nonverbal exchange) failed to have the same meaning across cultures— or a time when it felt surprisingly familiar. 

Featured Storytellers:

Justin Wilson (he/him) City Charter High School, 17

Country: Italy

Program: Culinary Training & Culture


Cherry Aye (she/her) Carrick High School, 17

Country: Japan

Program: Japanese Language & Culture 


Bigyan Regmi (he/him) Baldwin High School, 17

Country: Spain

Program: Spanish Language & Culture 


Charity Adhiambo (she/her) Baldwin High School, 17

Country: Japan

Program: Anime & Manga


Dakota Nicholson (he/him) Southmoreland High School, 19

Country: Ecuador


Brianna Battles (she/her) Serra District Catholic High School, 17

Country: France

Program: Cultural Discovery


Ryan Pan (he/him) North Allegheny Senior High School, 18

Country: South Korea

Program: K-Culture & Peacebuilding


Sara McCarrel Southside High School, 16

Country: South Korea

Program: K-Culture & Peacebuilding

About the World Affairs:

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh seeks to convene and connect people around global issues to build a thriving, competitive, and inclusive Pittsburgh. Ultimately, their vision is to create a globally minded and globally connected world that is equitable and just for all. 

About Your Visit: 

The in-house restaurant 40 North will be closed, but a cash wine bar will be available. Light refreshments will be provided by World Affairs Council prior to the program. 

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October 3, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT


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