Welcome to the 3rd annual Global Crises Global Change Undergraduate Conference

 Dedicated to engaging in critical discussion on the complex crises of our world

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Conference Schedule* —

April 4th to April 6th, 2018

At Westminster On the draw**



 April 4th 




Presenter Panel

Beyond Borders: Redefining Narratives of Refugee and Immigrant Women of Color



NGO and Activism Luncheon



Opening Ceremony



Presenter Panel

The Individual in a Society of Violence and Oppression



Keynote Speaker:

Daniel Jubelirer—Naropa University Peace Studies Graduate

3:45 pm – 5:15 pm




April 5th

Presenter Panel

Imperialism, Genocide, and Systemic Oppression
10:00am – 11:30am


Lunch Break

11:30am – 1:00pm


Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Presenter Panel

Global Crises and Multiple Oppressions: Focus on the Latin American Diaspora
2:45pm –  4:15pm


Special Event:



April 6th

Presenter Panel

Changing Landscapes: Questions of Air, Food, Land, and Water
10:30am -12:00pm


Lunch Break

12:00pm –1:30pm


Presenter Panel

Migration, Coloniality, and Cultural Reproduction

1:30pm – 3:00pm


Keynote Speaker: 

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 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.


Conference Goals


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.


For any further questions, feel free to reach out to the team by emailing gcgcundergrad@gmail.com.