Conference Schedule* —
April 4th to April 6th, 2018
At Westminster On the draw**
Beyond Borders: Redefining Narratives of Refugee and Immigrant Women of Color
NGO and Activism Luncheon
The Individual in a Society of Violence and Oppression
Daniel Jubelirer—Naropa University Peace Studies Graduate
3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Imperialism, Genocide, and Systemic Oppression
10:00am – 11:30am
11:30am – 1:00pm
Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Global Crises and Multiple Oppressions: Focus on the Latin American Diaspora
2:45pm – 4:15pm
Changing Landscapes: Questions of Air, Food, Land, and Water
Migration, Coloniality, and Cultural Reproduction
1:30pm – 3:00pm
Dr. Luis Fernandez
*Panel and Keynote times are subject to change
**IMPORTANT NOTE— The 2018 GCGC Undergraduate Conference is not on Westminster's main campus. It is approximately a half mile away at Westminster's "On The Draw" events center. The address of the conference location is 2120 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84106. For more detailed directions, please visit our contact and directions page.
“One of the most vital ways we sustain ourselves is by building communities of resistance, places where we know we are not alone.”
bell hooks | writer, professor & political activist
What is GCGC?
First held in 2016, the Global Crises and Global Change: Undergraduate Conference, was organized and run by undergraduate students from Westminster College. The 2018 Organizers continue the work of realizing the GCGC conference in the spirit of its founders’ intentions, goals, and hopes.
The members of this years’ organizing team have all presented research at past year's conferences. This year, they intend to further expand the conference’s reach, hosting students and keynote speaker from local as well as out-of-state and even overseas.
With the help of our faculty advisors, Professor Leonardo E. Figueroa-Helland, Professor Abigail Perez Aguilera, and Professor Gary Marquardt, the 2018 organizers seek to facilitate a safe and stimulating environment to critically address and discuss some of the most challenging issues we see in our world today.
Create a safe space for students from all disciplinary studies, to utilize any medium of expression to present their work and research.
Engage in critical discussion on the many complex crises we see in our world today.
Seek to raise the overall awareness, understanding, and compassion for these issues, on both a local and a global level.
Create a stimulating environment to critically address and discuss some of the most challenging issues we see in our world today.