Events and Activities for the 2015-2016 Academic Year


The sun rising at Twin Peaks, San Francisco, Friday 28 August 2015 (Photo by Leigh Burrill)

Welcome back to the academic year–and to a line-up of engaging activities!

The GCC has identified this theme for the academic year:

(Global + Local =) Glocal Diversity

Fall 2015 semester

  • Friday 28 August, Campus Center: “Why should WVC Care about Global Citizenship?” Presentation during WVC’s All College Day: Anna, Karina, Leigh and Vicky
  • October and November, GCC in the Campus Center: In collaboration with the Office of Student Equity and Success: “Art by Heidi Brueckner”: A New presentation in the GCC passive learning display windows
  • TBD: Salzburg Global Seminar Fellows talk about their experiences at the Education for Global Citizenship: What, Why, and How at the summer 2015 session
  • 20 October at 12:30 PM in LASS 50: Guest speaker: Wesley J. Watkins, PhD, of the Jazz and Democracy Project
    • The Jazz & Democracy Project® utilizes jazz as a metaphor to cultivate a profound understanding of American democratic ideals. J&D brings American democracy to life, enriches the study and teaching of U.S. history, government, civics and culture, and inspires youth to become active, positive contributors to their communities.
    • WVC Jazz music students will perform.
  • Thursday 19 November at 9:20 am in the Baltic Room: Hayward Police Department officer and author, Ryan Cantrell, will speak about his experiences and training book, Modern Slavery: Investigating Human Trafficking (A Detective’s Guide). His book has a FB page.
  • TBD: Courageous Conversation #2

Spring 2016 semester

  • Screening of film/conversation: I am a Girl: a Feature Documentary
  • Courageous Conversation #3
  • V Day: Theater Arts student presentation of The Vagina Monologues
  • Screening of film/conversation: TBD
  • Fifth Annual Global Citizenship Conference
  • Fourth Annual Earth Stewardship Symposium
  • Earth Stewardship Symposium/screening of film/conversation: Project Censored/ocean acidification
  • Student Conference on Global Citizenship
  • Fourth Annual Global Gender Forum

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