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Global Initiatives Week

Kick Off Celebration

The GIWeek Kick Off Celebration showcases an evening of performances, cooking demonstrations, multilingual children's story time, displays, booths and so much more! This event is family friendly, FREE, and for all ages! Please join us in learning about the world beyond our borders by thinking globally and acting locally! 

Global Initiatives Week (GIWeek) is a weeklong celebration of the Coulee Region’s global connections. It showcases the cultural, social and economic value of our community through a variety of activities held during the week, including dance, art, film, speakers and more.  Global Initiatives Week encourages us as individuals and organizations to become a community with a deep sense of global responsibility and engagement.

The diverse activities of the week encourage us to think globally as they highlight our region’s global connections through commerce, tourism, education, volunteerism, delegations, and cultural diversity.

Ultimately, the week’s activities inspire us to act locally by:

  • Getting involved in global issues and partnerships
  • Improving cultural competences to work with diverse populations
  • Encouraging businesses to utilize information and tools that help them stay competitive in a global market.


  • 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2019


North Woods International School
N2541 Sablewood Road
La Crosse, WI 54601
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North Woods International School N2541 Sablewood Road La Crosse, WI 54601


For questions about this event or to request disability accommodations , contact Miranda Panzer at 608.785.8823 or


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