8th Annual Global Issues Conference 2015



This annual campus wide conference provides an opportunity for more than 300 individual students to share their research and ideas. 

Josh, Veronica, Alma & Richard 


9:30 A.M.– 3:30 P.M.

In line with De Anza’s institutional core competencies, this conference is an opportunity for students to recognize their role as local, national and global citizens. We hope that our workshops present you with an opportunity to:

  • Participate in the democratic process
  • Practice respect for social and cultural diversity
  • Appreciate the complexity of the physical world
  • Understand the significance of environmental sustainability



All campus and community members are invited. No registration required.  

And don't miss the Fair Trade Marketplace! Located in the Main Quad.  Interactive games and resources will be located in Conference Room A. 

Presentations and Workshops

Time   Place  Workshop
9:30-10:20 a.m. Santa Cruz Room  LEAD WST1 – "Water and Power: Women and the Environment" 
9:30-10:20 a.m.  El Clamente Room  LEAD ICS 30 Chicano Studies – "The Massacre of Students and the Death of Education” #43NoSonCeniza
9:30-10:20 a.m. Don Bautista Room   LEAD EWRT 1B  – “Transcribing Life One Word at a Time: Stories from the Mountain View Day Worker Center”

 9:30-10:20 a.m. 

Meeting Room 2  

LEAD EWRT 1B – "The Late Night Special in the Morning"  

9:30- 10:20 a.m.

Main Quad

"No Hetero"

 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Main Stage, Conference Room B  

Keynote Speaker – Daniela Dwyer

“Community Lawyering: Empowering People to Achieve Social Justice Internationally and Locally” 

Time Place Workshop
10:00-11:20 a.m.  Main Stage, Conference Room B  

“Global Issues Presentations: Students from the CREMS learning community present a variety of global issues”

by Speech 10, EWRT1A, and MATH 114

10:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Santa Cruz Room 

Inclusability - “Bay Area Super Heroes of the Disability Justice Movement”

10:30 -11:20 a.m. Don Bautista Room

LEAD WMST1 – “Kiss Me or Miss Me, You

Still Can’t Hit Me: Patriarchal Violence Across Cultures”

10:30-11:20 a.m. El Clemente Room

LEAD EWRT1B – “Seeking Fleeting Memories: Undisclosed Narratives”

10:30-11:20 a.m. Meeting Room 2 LEAD WMST1 – “The Brains of the Operation”
10:30-11:20 a.m. Main Quad LEAD WMST1 – “Women and Reproductive Rights”
11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Main Stage, Conference Room B

Daniela Dwyer – “Community Lawyering: Empowering People to Achieve

Social Justice Internationally and Locally”

11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Don Bautista Room

LEAD ICS30 - “Black and Blue:  Police Brutality Around the World”

11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.   El Clemente Room LEAD WMST1 – "Women Working Worldwide"
11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Santa Cruz Room

LEAD ECON1 and Peninsula Food Runners – “Food Waste”

11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

Meeting Room 2  

LEAD ICS30 – “Your Mama Wants You Home: Abduction of 43 Students”

12:30-1:20 p.m. Main Stage, Conference Room B  

Featured Speakers - Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel and Nahar Alam Film/Discussion: "Claiming Our Voice" 

Time Place Workshop
1:30-2:20 p.m. Main Stage, Conference Room B 

Rev. Wilma Jakobsen – “Stories of Struggle and Celebration: Issues of Race and Gender in South Africa and the Challenge of Community”

1:30-2:20 p.m. Main Quad De Anza Green Party – "US Social Forum Update"
1:30-2:20 p.m. Don Bautista Room  LEAD Linguistics – “Minority Languages in a Globalized World”
1:30-2:20 p.m. El Clamente Room   LEAD EWRT1B – Familia 3 
1:30-2:20 p.m. Santa Cruz Room 

Jean’s Room -- “Women, Gender and Sexuality: Campus Safety Discussion"

Time Place Workshop
2:30-3:20 p.m. Main Stage, Conference Room B 

Dr. Sharat Lin - “From Arab Spring to Arab Autumn: Hard Lessons for Social Movements”  

2:30-3:20 p.m. Main Quad  La Quisha Beckum PSYC8 - “Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership, TPP, is Important for us all”
2:30-3:20 p.m. Santa Cruz Room   LEAD WMST 8 – Panel discussion
2:30-3:20 p.m. Don Bautista Room LEAD EWRT1B “Women who get down”
2:30-3:20 p.m. El Clemente Room 

LEAD EWRT1B – “Pushing the Highrise:

Tearing Families, Neighbors and Communities Apart”

2:30-3:20 p.m.  Meeting Room 2  

De Anza Green Party – "Women’s Empowerment at De Anza" 

For more information about LEAD classes, please contact:
Marc Coronado, Community Coordinator, 408-864-8409, coronadomarc@fhda.edu,
LEAD is an affiliate of the De Anza Institute of Community and Civic Engagement, ICCE
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