The 13th Annual Wells College Activism Symposium will be held on Friday, March 28nd!

Where do we go from here? Identity, Culture, Climate

The Wells College Activism Symposium Committee invites you to attend the 13th Annual Activism Symposium.Where are we going as a College, a community, a nation, a globe? Does our identity as activists inform our culture? Our theme this year is a challenge to members of our local, regional, and global community to identify where we are going as activists and how we will know when we get there.

Please register below so you can get a bag and so we can get an idea of how many people plan to attend. Thanks!

* 1. What is your name?

* 2. Are you:

* 3. Do you plan to attend the talk by Mariam Ruqib, the Keynote Speaker at 1:30pm?

Symposium program:

13th Annual Wells College Activism Symposium
Where do we go from here? Identity, Culture, Climate
Draft Schedule

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Macmillan Lobby
Check-in, grab a bag and a schedule of events and start attending sessions!

9:30 a.m.
Linda Schwab : “Changing the Culture: Growing from the Ground Up”

10:30 a.m.
Macmillan 100
Students of Mandell House: “Home Food Production and Sustainability”

10:30 a.m.
Macmillan 121
Melena Hagstrom

11:30 a.m.
Macmillan 326
Faherty Nielsen ‘06: “A saga of much talk and insufficient action”: The Legacy of School Segregation in Buffalo, NY”

12:30-1:20 p.m.
LUNCH BREAK or attend Science Colloquium in Stratton 209
Richard Merchant, M.A.
Area Health Education Centers (AHEC): Opportunities for Applied Learning and Career Development
CEO, Central New York Area Health Education Center (CNY AHEC)
Host: Pre-Health Advising Committee

1:30 p.m.
Stratton 209
Keynote Speaker
Mariam Raqib: “Global Activism and Sustainable Development”
Dr. Mariam Raqib, a 1997 graduate of Wells College, who will give a talk titled “Global Activism and Sustainable Development.” Raqib founded Afghanistan Samsortya to address widespread and ongoing environmental damage in her home country of Afghanistan. Over 30 years of conflict, the country has lost vast networks of farms and forests, leaving those in rural areas without traditional means of providing food for their families. Through her Massachusetts-based organization, Raqib works to establish locally-managed tree nurseries, family gardens, and livestock in these areas, bringing new opportunities to rural communities and working towards food sovereignty and a reforested landscape in Afghanistan.

2:30 p.m.
Macmillan 300
“Sustainable Snack Avengers”
WGS 385 Class

2:30 p.m.
Macmillan 326
Dr. Joseph M. Campbell and Yvonne L. Taylor of Gas Free Seneca

2:30 p.m.
Morgan Hall
“Print a City of Asylum Poetry Broadside”

3:30 p.m.
“Imagine Local and Global Peace” bonfire for Scottie’s Place

Visit this website for the full symposium schedule!