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Geography Awareness Week:
November 12-18, 2017


Celebrate geography and geographic education during Geography Awareness Week (GeoWeek) from November 12-18, 2017.

This year's theme has been designated “The Geography of Civil Rights Movements” to empower educators to shed light on the historical and contemporary struggles of historically disenfranchised groups who have faced and fought discrimination on the basis of age, class, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. Read more about the history and purpose behind this year's GeoWeek theme here

Here are a few ways you can participate:

About Geography Awareness Week

Geography Awareness Week is an annual celebration of geography and the important role it plays in our lives. Founded by presidential proclamation in 1987, Geography Awareness Week is observed during the third week of November each year. 

Guide to Civil Rights Scholars