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Local Food Systems for Agricultural Sustainability and Nutrition, Kemeny 105
Presenters: Helen Ma '14 Geisel, Thabo Matse '14, Daniel Bornstein '14
Food security has received much attention on the international agenda, as hunger persists in Africa despite vast increases in agricultural productivity around the world. This session will emphasize the need to build local, self-sufficient food systems. Social movements around the world challenging corporate-controlled agriculture fall under this umbrella of "re-localization" of food systems. Beyond sufficient food, solutions must provide nutritionally adequate food. Food donations may be a short-term measure in Africa, but these must ultimately be replaced by local-level sustainable agriculture programs. Creating localized production systems may be impeded by the acceleration of land grabbing, which displaces farmers and makes them dependent on food from outside markets.
How Race Takes Place, Kemeny 108
Presenters: Celeste Winston '14, Jessica Womack '14, Mayowa Willoughby '14
"There is no eluding the race problem anywhere on this earth." So wrote Dr. Benjamin Mays in his autobiography, Born to Rebel. With this comment, Dr. Mays locates civil rights and social justice on a global scale. In this session, we explore some of the local permutations of the "race problem" today through our experiences as students of color abroad (in Kenya, Turkey, and the Dominican Republic). What happens to African-American identity outside the United States? This session honors the legacy of Dr. Mays, a renowned educator, scholar, and mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Both saw U.S. civil rights issues as deeply entangled with international affairs and global social movements.
E-learning for Social Change: Learning & Leading with Grassroots Change Agents, Haldeman 124
Presenters: Piotr Dormus '15, Mahmud Johnson '13, Aurelia Solomon '13,Kelly Tropin '13, Jeff Wilson '13
How can students interested in social entrepreneurship and international development work with change agents across the globe? How can technology help grassroots organizations gain social entrepreneurship skills? After completing an eight week internship at the Tuck School this summer as Paganucci Fellows, the presenters were able to seek answers to these questions. Through market research, site visits, and conversations with grassroots organizations, the Fellows learned about the potential of online curricula for launching social ventures outside the United States. They also learned about the challenges change agents face in developing countries, and will share their reflections on working in Liberia, and with NGO's around the world.
Exploring Identity At Home and Abroad, Haldeman 125
Presenters: Miriam Kilimo '14, Geovanni Cuevas '14
Diasporic, ethnic, or national identities mediate the experiences of many individuals, allowing them to create communities in different parts of the world. During his trips abroad to Spain, France and London, Geovanni Cuevas witnessed how Latinos continue to forge communities outside the Unites States. While working in Kenya, Miriam Kilimo interviewed students at the University of Nairobi, investigating how their high school experiences shaped perceptions of ethnic and national identities. This presentation is about discovering the ways in which identity defines us and connect us to communities away from Dartmouth, and away from home, wherever that may be.
A complete program booklet is available via pdf
Last Updated: 1/8/13