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Global SOLE Event

On Monday 16th January, children in schools, community centres and other organisations are invited to answer a special Big Question posed by Professor Sugata Mitra to commemorate Martin Luther King Day. Along with people all over the world, you will have the opportunity to engage with Dr King’s ideas and form your own response to the Big Question—exploring the themes of connectivity and King’s legacy within an increasingly global society.

For the first time ever, you will be able to answer the same Big Question on the same day as many other groups across five continents. We will also be collecting your responses to the Big Question through Facebook and Twitter—adding an extra dimension of connectivity to a SOLE session.

You can answer this Big Question wherever you are and however you like—using words, images, videos, technology, performance, artwork or anything else you can think of!

If you would like to join the Global Conversation, you can add your responses to Facebook and Twitter using the hashtags #FreedomCity2017 or #SOLE, and use these hashtags to browse the responses of other groups. 


The Big Question

“How is a massively connected world different to the one we have now and different to the one Dr King was in 50 years ago?” 


Will you be taking part in the Global SOLE? Let us know! http://forms.ncl.ac.uk/view.php?id=11630


All are welcome to join in this special event!

published on: 5 January 2017