2023 Global Issues Conference:

Working Toward Reparative Justice

arms in different colored sweatersThis two-part, student-led conference will explore reparative justice, which focuses on those who have been harmed and ways to repair that harm. Through student presentations and speakers, we will examine how reparative justice may be applied to contemporary global issues – from the Japanese-American mass incarceration to colonialism and the Philippines, Palestine and Indigenous land in Northern California.

Part 1: Monday, Feb. 27

From Nikkei Mass Incarceration to the Climate Crisis and Beyond
  • Time: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Location: Campus Center Conference Room B

Part 2: Monday, March 6

Plunder, Settler Colonialism and Restorative Justice – From the Philippines, to Palestine, to Indigenous Land in Northern California

This event is co-sponsored by the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action (VIDA), Latinx Empowerment at De Anza (LEAD) and the California History Center.

For more information, email vidaofficestaff@gmail.com 

Previous Conferences

Global Issues ConferenceThe annual Global Issues Conference provides a platform for students to share their research and ideas. In line with the college's institutional core competencies, the conference is an opportunity for students to recognize their role as local, national and global citizens.

It is our hope that the workshops in the conference encourage students to participate in the democratic process, practice respect for social and cultural diversity, appreciate the complexity of the physical world, and understand the significance of environmental sustainability.

Click each link to see highlights from previous years' events.

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