Global Issues Conference

Roots and Responses: March 4-5, 2024

Looking at the Causes and Solutions to the Crises of Our Era

arms in different colored sweatersJoin us for this two-part, student-led conference exploring important issues affecting our communities and people around the world. 

Monday, March 4: Painting a Picture of Liberation
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. 
  • Conference Rooms A&B, Campus Center

Keynote speaker Veronica Acevedo Avila,  a member of De Anza's Language Arts faculty, will discuss art and global liberation. There will also be poetry performances on global issues and student-led presentations about global issues they are passionate about with guided small group discussions.

Tuesday, March 5: The Rise of The Right Wing and Fascism Globally

This session will include a panel discussion with local activists Salem Ajluni, Raju Rajagopal and Brandon Lee, exploring the roots and responses to the rise of the right wing, nationalism and fascism globally. There will also be opportunities for students and attendees to discuss questions in small groups.

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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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