Seeking Global Citizenship Symposium
April 10-14, 2018
How do we recognize the dignity of all persons and communities, celebrate differences, and act in ways that demonstrate shared concern and respect around the world?
How do we better recognize and act upon the insight that we all share one world?
These and other transdisciplinary, theoretical and applied questions will animate the 2018 Seeking Global Citizenship Symposium at Haverford College. Individuals Haverford College has partnered with around the world - nearby and farther away - will visit campus for conversations on the challenging work of seeking peace, social justice, and global citizenship from their home communities. The public is invited to the symposium's open events. Faculty members interested in guests visiting one of their classes should connect with Stephanie Keene, Program Manager for Ethical Global Learning.
Events Open to the Public
Seeking Global Citizenship
Wednesday, April 11, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
What are the academic and activist questions that are raised through the intellectual and applied work of seeking global citizenship? How may that work be advanced through campus-community partnerships, and how do we learn from and grow with one another in these journeys over time? These and other questions will be explored through a short film, followed by facilitated small group discussions among guests, faculty, staff, and students.
KINSC, Zubrow Commons
Ethical Representation, Power, Privilege, and Advocacy
Thursday, April 12, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Through a collaborative panel including faculty members, staff, students, and organizational partners from around the world, we will examine and work through the challenges of story sharing through photos, print, and social media. Drawing on the insights of Voice of Witness's Cliff Mayotte, Haverford's Brook Lillehaugen, and Oaxaca's Moisés García Guzmán, while also responding to and re-imagining the CPGC's ethical photography contest, we will build on lessons learned and develop new skills for shared story development and mobilization.
Stokes Auditorium, Stokes Hall
- What is the theoretical and applied work of engaging fundamental issues of inequality and social justice, with the aim of addressing both?
- How do we recognize the dignity of all persons and communities, celebrate differences, and act in ways that demonstrate shared concern and respect around the world?
- What are the relationships among theory and practice, activism and intellectual inquiry, in addressing these questions?
- How do we better recognize and act upon the insight that we all share one world?
- Through applied actions, intellectual inquiry, and iterative reflection connecting both, how may we seek and enact the revolutionary, critical ideals of global citizenship?
- Vicki Assevero, Green Market Santa Cruz, Trinidad (environmental sustainability, local food, environmental entrepreneurship)
- Esvin Daniel Alvarado Galeano, Grupo de Apoyo Mutuo, Guatemala (archival partnership with Haverford Libraries to support restorative justice / justice work)
- Marco Antonio López Galicia, Executive Director, Casa de Los Amigos, Mexico City, Mexico (radical hospitality; migrant rights, refugee resettlement, economic solidarity)
- Moisés García Guzmán, Cultural Secretary, pueblo of San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, Oaxaca, Mexico. @BnZunni (Zapotec language activism, indigenous rights)
- YuanYuan (Kate) Jiang, Amity Foundation, Nanjing, China (education, health, supporting people with disabilities)
- Cliff Mayotte, Voice of Witness, San Francisco, CA (oral history, human rights advocacy, ethical representation, partnerships with education)
- Shani Mahama, Lagim Tehi Tuma, Ghana (inquiry into the role of formal and informal education in creating, concealing, and challenging systems of power)
- Janice McMillan, Senior Lecturer, Center for Innovation in Learning and Teaching, Convener, Global Citizen Programme, University of Cape Town, South Africa
- Paulette Rhone, Board President, Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA (community organizing, historic preservation of burial grounds, dignity of the deceased, environmental education)
- Sarah Riley, High Rocks Educational Corporation, Hillsboro, WV (girls and women's empowerment, community and economic development in Appalachia)
- Maribeth Saleem-Tanner, High Rocks Educational Corporation, Hillsboro, WV (girls and women's empowerment, community and economic development in Appalachia)
- Mary Sibande, Department of Public Health, University of Livingstonia, Malawi (global health, reproductive and child health)
- Alexandra Wolkoff '14, Puentes de Salud, Philadelphia, PA (public health, migrant rights, education)
- Amina Yabis, Cherry Buttons Cooperative, Morocco (cooperative economic empowerment, women's empowerment, business development)