Spring 2014 Scheduled Events

Spring 2014

***Thursday 20 February WVC Campus Center Lower Lounge 12:30 to 2:00 PM–free admission

Dr. Hedwig C. Rose will lecture on global citizenship and the education of children as it relates to anti-semitism, nationalism, chauvinism, and racism. Dr. Rose was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. After her father, his five brothers, and their families were rounded up by Nazi occupiers in 1942, she spent three years hidden in an Amsterdam cellar. She came to the United States in 1947.

Dr. Rose is the author of Living the Life of Anne Frank: A Childhood in Hiding and Freedom and Restraint in the Lives of American Teachers, a faculty member of the Salzburg Global Seminar Global Citizenship Program, an education specialist, and former Director of Education Studies at Wesleyan University. She was a Visiting Fellow at the Nederlands Instituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie (War Document Archives) in Amsterdam in 2008, and for the past eight years she has been a Visiting Scholar at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, where she continues to research for her book on The Netherlands before and during World War II.

***Monday 10 March WVC Campus Center 3:00 to 5:00 PM

WVC 6th Annual Persian New Year Celebration–free admission

Featuring Beshkan Dance Academy, Amir London, live music performances, Sofreh Haft Seen Display by Afsaneh, DJ and dancing.

Light refreshments will be provided. Free parking in lot 5 during event.

***Tuesday 11 March WVC Theater 2:30 to 4:30 PM–free admission

Screening of Stable Life: A High-Stakes Documentary about Family, Immigration and Life on the Racetrack.

Followed by conversation with Producer Tricia Creason-Valencia.

This documentary film is about Californians, the American Dream, cultural identity, education, social mobility, undocumented immigrants, workers’ rights, and the US-Mexico border–among many other impactful issues that affect all of us.

Sponsored by the Global Entrepreneurship SB 70 Grant.

***Monday 24 March WVC Theater 2:00 to 5:00 PM–free admission

Screening of Inequality for All.

Followed by Skype Q&A with former Secretary of Labor, current Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies, and author of 13 best selling books, Robert B. Reich.

This film is a “passionate argument on behalf of the middle class.” It features Robert B. Reich “as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy. The film is an intimate portrait of a man who’s overcome a great deal of personal adversity and whose lifelong goal remains protecting those who are unable to protect themselves… Reich explains how the massive consolidation of wealth by a precious few threatens the viability of the American workforce and the foundation of democracy itself” (synopsis published on 7 August 2013).

Sponsored by the Global Entrepreneurship SB 70 Grant.

***Friday 25 April  time and location TBD

Sustainability Symposium

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