On Saturday September 8, 2012, students involved in Cultural Global Awareness and Social Justice clubs got together to discuss events for the semester, common goals as well as helped each other with common problems students face as leaders and as HWS students.
A group of HWS students along with Assistant Director of Student Activities, Kim Kochin, went on a trip to the State Fair! Students went on rides, saw attractions and had an overal great time. In the picture: Chryssy Abdool ’13.
On behalf of the Intercultural Affairs (IC) staff, I extend a warm welcome to our new colleagues new and students. We hope that during the course of the year, you will find the time to visit us and to participate in one of the programs described below. Our staff works very closely with the international students and with student leaders of the Cultural, Global Awareness and Social Justice clubs(CGASJ). Through weekly emails, IC disseminates information on programs organized by student leaders as well as cultural programs and events throughout the Finger Lakes area.
Let me share with you a few of the events we’ve planned for this semester. On Monday, October 15, Leonila Romero Gonzalez, the Assistant at the Dimensión Pastoral (i.e. Catholic migrant ministry) for Movilidad Humana, and a member of the humanitarian organization Las Patronas will be visiting the Colleges. For over 15 years, Las Patronas, an organization of women based in Veracruz, Mexico, has provided much-needed sustenance to mostly Central American migrants making the harrowing journey North through Mexico.
Christopher Howard, President of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, who will be the speaker for the President’s Forum on Tuesday, October 30 will be sharing his thoughts on his life as a prominent leader and engaged citizen at our center (288 Pulteney St.) from 4:30 to 5:30.
This year’s Deborah Tall Historic Tour will focus on Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. We will be visiting the Harriet Tubman House in Auburn, New York. We will also visit the Seward House where we will learn more about the Underground Railroad and the connection between the Seward family and Ms. Tubman. Along the way we will note Auburn residences with connections to Ms. Tubman and will stop at the Fort Hill Cemetery to visit the grave of Ms. Tubman and members of the Seward family.
IC is a place where cross-cultural understanding is welcomed and valued. It is a place where academic pursuit is combined with community service and leadership opportunities. IC is, in itself, an experience. We encourage you to visit and experience our programs and to contact us with any ideas on ways we can partner with you. We particularly invite you to stop in at our Reception and Open House on Monday, September 10, beginning at 5:00.
Most sincerely, Alejandra Molina
Intercultural Affairs & Latin American Studies