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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17, 2017
Student Symposium to Focus on Human Rights on April 21
The College of the Canyons Anthropology Club will present the 2017 Spring Student Symposium on Friday, April 21, to put a spotlight on human rights. The academic conference will feature student work in verbal, poster and visual/art form, as well as other club presentations.
Student work will focus on:
- Liberty – Human trafficking, unfair imprisonment, internment camps, bullying, police profiling, and police brutality.
- Autonomy – Tyranny, gangs, cults, extremist religions, and domestic violence
- Welfare – Homelessness, discrimination, and access to resources in third-world nations
- Animal/Non-Human – Poaching, illegal breeding, biomedical testing, fair treatment of captive animals, and conservation of wildlife areas.
“We are very excited about this year’s Spring Student Symposium,” said Sarah-Etheridge-Criswell, Anthropology Club advisor and assistant anthropology professor. “Community members are encouraged to attend in order to learn how to become involved in working together toward practical solutions.”
The Spring Student Symposium is a collaboration among various college initiatives and student clubs, including the Civic Engagement Club, which will award scholarships to four student participants.
Candise Vogel, an anthropology student and founder of the college’s Anthropology Club, will be the symposium’s keynote speaker. She will speak on academic confidence and how students can make a difference in the community.
The event is scheduled 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Mentry Hall, Room 343.