Fall 2014 GC Events

The West Valley College Global Citizenship Committee facilitates campus-wide commitment to the ideals of global citizenship through curriculum, co-curricular activities, and professional development of college faculty, administrators and staff.

The WVC Global Citizenship Committee is proud to announce these free important co-curricular activities for you and your students during fall semester 2014.

Thursday 25 September 2:00 – 3:30

Lower Lounge, Campus Center

Mike Mitchell

Talks about how he began the non-profit organization, Project Play Africa, and how he continues to use soccer balls as tools to help eliminate poverty and violence in Niger, West Africa.


Tuesday 7 October 2:00 – 4:00

Lower Lounge, Campus Center

Taraneh Hemami

Will exhibit selected works and talk about how her conceptually driven art installations explore themes of displacement, preservation, and representation.


Monday 13 October 2:30 – 5:30

WVC Theater

Of Two Minds

Screening of feature documentary about living with bipolar disorder.

Followed by conversation with Co-Director/Writer/Producer Lisa Klein.


Wednesday 15 October 12:30 – 1:30

Global Citizenship Room, Campus Center

“Images of Hope”

Opening Ceremony/Exhibition of Photos by

Karen Wallace

Karen Wallace talks about her photos and using them to raise funds for the WVC Student Assistance Emergency Fund.

Karen Wallace

 Friday 24 October 1:00 — 3:00

Fox 120

Jeff McLoghlin’s

The Condor’s Shadow 

Followed by Conversation with lead field biologist for the

Condor Recovery Program at the US Fish and Wildlife Service

Joseph Brandt


Wednesday 12 November 12:30

Baltic Room, Campus Center

Which Way Home

Screening of feature documentary about the “invisible” unaccompanied children who journey on freight trains through Mexico to the USA. Followed by Skype conversation with field researcher for the film, Dr. Stephany Slaughter.


Thursday 13 November 2:30 – 4:00

Lower Lounge, Campus Center

Hiroshi Motomura

Influential scholar of immigration and Professor of Law at UCLA discusses three themes in his latest book, Immigration Outside the Law: the meaning of unlawful presence, the role of states and cities, and the integration of immigrants. Followed by book signing.


Monday 17 November 2:00 – 3:30

Ranganathan Room, WVC Library

Book Reading, Talk, Signing

By WVC published authors Paulette Boudreaux, Kelly Cooper, Dulce María Gray, Lenore Harris.


Thursday 20 November 11:30-12:30

Campus Center

In celebration of International Education Week

The WVC Global Student Club Presents

International Music Blast


These events are free and open to everyone. 

They are funded by grants from the Office of the WVC President and other collaborators on campus.

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