This year’s Globalization Day, hosted by Hofstra’s Center for Civic Engagement (CCE), will be held on Wed., March 12, and will feature panels, workshops, and performances that examine the social responsibility of citizens in a highly interconnected world.
“From the food we eat to the clothes we buy, from our education system to issues of national security, these are all areas where we should talk about how we can be engaged and make a difference in our local communities,” said Mario A. Murillo, co-director of the CCE and chair of the Department of Radio, Television, Film.
Hofstra students and professors across several disciplines will join with community leaders, activists, and performers in several key events examining timely topics such as:
- “The Global Sweatshop Economy” and the fight for fair labor rights in the U.S. and abroad
- “U.S. Military Policy from Vietnam to the Present,” which will examine the military’s global reach
- “Consumption of Education: The Future of Universities in a Globalizing World” – what is the role of universities in a new global economy that is growing dependent on online training?
- “Global Labor Migration” and “The Dark Side of Chocolate,” panels that will look at the exploitation, human trafficking, and dismal working conditions of farm and child laborers behind our quest for organic food and fine chocolates and cocoa products.
- “Crossing the BLVD: Strangers, Neighbors, Aliens in a New America,” a live performance that will cap the day’s events with an award-winning kaleidoscopic view of new immigrants and refugees in Queens, NY, the most ethnically diverse locality in the United States.
For a full listing of events, speakers, times, and location, visit Hofstra.edu/globalizationday. The events are free and open to the public.
Globalization Day is co-sponsored by the Multicultural & International Student Programs Office (MISPO), the Department of Global Studies and Geography, Honors College, the Center for Labor Studies, and the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives.