A student-run conference at Wheaton College, MA that brings together students from various colleges, professionals from all over the world, and members of the community to think about the role of organizations in creating social impact.

What will you get out of attending?

This year’s conference opens with a keynote address, then breaks into parallel impact-oriented development sessions, and concludes with an Impact Award Ceremony over dinner and networking. Participants will learn from distinguished practitioners and scholars working on the issue of social impact, as well as from students and community members who are working to make the world a better place. There will be food (breakfast, lunch and dinner), refreshments, swag, and several networking opportunities throughout the day!

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27th) marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp and is designated by the UN as a day to honor the great many lives lost in the Holocaust as well as reflect on our own roles in preventing this kind of devastation in the future.

Please join the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life with special guest Lori Gans, for a Wheaton community reflection on the legacy of the Holocaust and what it means for an institution of teaching and learning. Lori Gans is a long time trainer for “Echoes and Reflections,” a program dedicated to training educators across the nation to incorporate Holocaust education into their curricula using innovative teaching resources and best practices.

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How can you use your freedoms to support the positive advancement of specific causes and to represent the concern of others within a system (i.e., advocacy) and/or to bring about social and political change outside of systems (i.e., activism)?

Come and hear from Wheaton community members who are successfully engaged in advocacy and activism work on and off campus. Topics for this conversation will include:

  • different approaches for effective advocacy and activism
  • leadership skills for advocacy and activist work
  • opportunities to engage in advocacy and activism work as a student

Refreshments immediately following this event in Wooley Room.  

This community conversation is part of our campus-wide Three Freedoms theme. This program is sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA), the Scholars At Risk (SAR) Committee, the Center for Social Justice & Community Impact (SJCI), and the Office of the Provost. Contact: Peony Fhagen: Assoc. Provost for Diversity & Faculty Development.

Professor Marcy Schwartz, author of Public Pages: Reading Along the Latin American Streetscapewill discuss her research on Latin American cartonera book collectives, political and artistic movements that produce books from recycled cardboard.

Please join us for an info-session to introduce a new semester-long study away program, Transnational Activism:  A Study of Contestations Concerning Bodies, Borders and Identities. This is a faculty-led program offered by Professors Hyun Kim and Montserrat Pérez-Toribio and will be held in Miami, Florida. All are encouraged to attend the info-session to learn about this new study away opportunity for Fall 2019.

The following is an excerpt from the program description. The full description can be found on the Global Education website.

Though tourism and the media largely equate Miami with “the liveliness of the Caribbean and Latin America within the United States,” our program will connect with transnational and trans-cultural communities and institutions.  Working closely with public libraries, museums, community performance places, immigrant centers, and youth activist organizations, students will participate in and contribute to intercultural interventions and creative works. Through seminar-format classes and field-based practicum projects, students will learn about and experience Miami as a vibrant node of world cultural hybridity. Visual, literary, interpretative, historical, and experiential-based learning will emphasize intercultural awareness.

This program is sponsored by Wheaton College with support from the Mellon Foundation.