2022 Global Issues Conference:
Climate, Sovereignty and Power
- Keynote speaker: Valentin Lopez, Amah Mutsun tribal chair
- Wednesday, Feb. 23: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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This year's Keynote speaker: Amah Mutsun Tribal Chair Valentin Lopez is working to protect the tribe’s most sacred ceremonial site, Juristac. Located south of Gilroy, Juristac is both an ancient cultural site and an ecologically sensitive wildlife corridor. It is threatened by a proposed open-pit mine that would remove over 40 million tons of materials, leveling entire hillsides in the process.
- Petition to Santa Clara County: Protect Amah Mutsun Sacred Grounds from Proposed Quarry:
The annual Global Issues Conference provides a platform for students to share their research and ideas. In line with the college's institutional core competencies, the conference is an opportunity for students to recognize their role as local, national and global citizens.
It is our hope that the workshops in the conference encourage students to participate in the democratic process, practice respect for social and cultural diversity, appreciate the complexity of the physical world, and understand the significance of environmental sustainability.
Click each link to see highlights from previous years' events.
- 2021: 14th Annual Conference
- 2020: 13th Annual Conference
- 2019: 12th Annual Conference
- 2018: 11th Annual Conference
- 2017: 10th Annual Conference
- 2016: Ninth Annual Conference
- 2015: Eighth Annual Conference
- 2014: Seventh Annual Conference
- 2013: Sixth Annual Conference
- 2012: Fifth Annual Conference
- 2011: Fourth Annual Conference