What’s your passion? How
do you make a difference in the world around you? How do you
give back to the community? What can you do as a student? The
symposia can help you answer that last one and maybe help you
realize your passion and accomplish something real. Or at least
get it started.
The symposia formats vary each semester, providing students with
opportunities to meet professional role models and learn about
ways they can reach out—for social justice, for environmental
sustainability, and for community activism.
This semester’s Global Citizenship Student Symposium features
two activities. On April 21, at 5:30 p.m. in Warmer Auditorim,
the HPU Viewpoints Film Series will screen local film-maker Stephanie
Castillo’s Simple Courage, an Emmy Award-winning documentary
that examines the parallels between the handling of the leprosy
epidemic in 19th century Hawai‘i and the AIDS/HIV epidemic
around the globe today. The Student Symposium Keynote Speaker,
Rebecca Schleifer, an attorney and an AIDS/HIV researcher for
Human Rights Watch, will lead a discussion following the film.
On April 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Hawai‘i
Loa campus, HPU’s 6th Global Citizenship Student Symposium
will feature Schleifer and other community and university professionals
who will talk about their work and explain how students can build
their own bridges in the world.
Interested? RSVP to email@example.com by April 14 and join
other students, faculty, and professionals for breakfast and
lunch (no charge to attendees) at the symposium.
Extra shuttles will run between downtown and Hawai‘i Loa
campuses, and parking will be free.