25 November: Eliminate Violence against Women

Today, 25 November, is the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Today also marks the start of Amnesty International’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign to challenge violence and discrimination against women and girls, including the denial of sexual and reproductive rights: “The campaign also aims to celebrate heroes–women […]


International Music Blast on 20 November 2014

Join the Party!!!  The United States Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs has dedicated Monday 17 to Friday 21 November 2014 as “International Education Week,” a time for all of us to recognize and “celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.” This effort aims “to promote programs that prepare Americans […]

Which Way Home Screened on 12 Nov 2014

SYNOPSIS As the United States continues to build a wall between itself and Mexico, Which Way Home shows the personal side of immigration through the eyes of children who face harrowing dangers with enormous courage and resourcefulness as they endeavor to make it to the United States. The film follows several unaccompanied child migrants as […]


The Condor’s Shadow Screened on 24 Oct 2014

The WVC Biology Department and the Global Citizenship Committee are proud to present a special screening of Jeff McLoghlin’s The Condor’s Shadow A documentary film on the ongoing challenge of recovering the iconic California condor back from the brink of extinction. Followed by conversation with lead field biologist for the Condor Recovery Program at the […]

Child Studies: Teaching and Learning with a Global Perspective

The West Valley College Child Studies Department offers students the opportunity to earn an Associate of Science transfer degree and the option to specialize in Communication and the Arts and/or in Program Director, and to earn a Certificate of Achievement in Early Childhood Education and/or Early Intervention. The courses address global concerns, and instructors are […]