13th Annual Wells College Activism Symposium
Where do we go from here? Identity, Culture, Climate
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Check-in, grab a bag and a schedule of events and start attending sessions!
Linda Schwab : “Changing the Culture: Growing from the Ground Up”
Students of Mandell House: “Home Food Production and Sustainability”
Faherty Nielsen ‘06: “A saga of much talk and insufficient action”: The Legacy of School Segregation in Buffalo, NY”
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
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.
“Sustainable Snack Avengers”
WGS 385 Class
Dr. Joseph M. Campbell and Yvonne L. Taylor of Gas Free Seneca
“Print a City of Asylum Poetry Broadside”
“Imagine Local and Global Peace” bonfire for Scottie’s Place
Visit this website for the full symposium schedule!