February 5, 2014 - 6:30pm - March 14, 2014 - 9:00pm
Trainer – Bill Say, M.A.
As facilitators and mediators, an important part of what we are mediating and facilitating is our human diversity and the complex rank and privilege dynamics associated with those differences. This experiential training includes key diversity awareness concepts, practical tools, awareness development work, and small and large group sessions to give you ample opportunities to practice, learn, explore, discuss and grow.
March 8, 2014 - 6:30pm
March 9, 2014 - 9:30am
“Justice Begins with Seeds”, with Miguel Robles from Biosafety Alliance ofCalifornia, advancing a sustainablefood system, free of GMO’s. Artisan, poet, activist, Robles was born in Mexico City, studied art history, silversmithing, and creative writingwhile involved in socialstruggles related to globalization, democracy, human rights, environment and food justice.
Light breakfast offered for slight fee.
March 9, 2014 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
After a short video, John Murcko, of Ukrainian heritage, will discuss the Polish-Ukraine war and occupation of west Ukraine by Polish landlords from 1919 to 1939; territory returned to Ukraine in 1939 as Ukraine joined with Red Army to expel Nazi invasion; United States interference from 1970 to present including use of neo-Nazi thugs in 2013 and plotting coup on intercepted telephone conversions. Discussion to follow.
Seating is limited, so plan to come early. We start promptly.
FREE - but hat will be passed for donations to NPML
March 9, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
A stunningly beautiful film narrated by Frances McDormand, REBELS WITH A CAUSE spotlights a battle over land that changed the American landscape forever.
It is a the story of a regional California effort that grew into an astonishing system of fourteen National Seashores - the result of garden clubs, ranchers, farmers, conservationists, politicians from both parties, widows and volunteers working together through compromise and negotiation, with the American public coming up as the winner.
March 10, 2014 - 6:00pm
March 10, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
In conversation with Pakistani writer, Mohsin Hamid
Featured Speaker: Mohsin Hamid, Pakistani Novelist
Moderator: Harsha Ram, Associate Professor, Comparative Literature; Slavic Languages and Literatures
March 11, 2014 - 9:30am - 3:30pm
Life on the Edge of the DreamFeaturing Student Workshops Throughout the Day
For a full schedule please see http://www.deanza.edu/lead/
Keynote Speaker: David BaconAward-Winning photojournalistauthor of The Right to Stay Home12:30 – 1:20 Conference Room B
Featured Speaker: Dr. Ann Lopezauthor of The Farm Worker’s Journey11:30-12:15 Conference Room B
Fair Trade Marketplace – All day in Conference Room A
March 11, 2014 - 4:00pm
Speaker: Bayram Balci, Visiting Scholar, Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
March 11, 2014 - 6:00pm
Steve Hartmeier, CEO, mOasis
Peter Yolles, CEO, WaterSmart
Additional speakers TBA