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 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
March 11, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
In 2013, California suffered its driest calendar year on record. Wildfires raged across the state - from the massive Rim Fire in Yosemite to the flames that engulfed Big Sur - and Governor Brown has since declared a drought state of emergency as the unprecedented dry spell has stretched into 2014.
March 12, 2014 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Speaker: Jane Wellman, Researcher and consultant in higher education policy
Despite growing consensus about the unsustainable ‘finance model’ for public higher education in the United States, there is less consensus about the cause of it, much less what to do about it. The speaker will deconstruct different facets of the financing problem facing US higher education, and discuss possible approaches to address it.
March 12, 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm