The College of the Canons Anthropology Club will present the 2017 Spring Student Symposium on Friday, April 21, which will shed a spotlight on the issue of human rights.
The academic conference will feature student work presented in verbal, poster, visual/art form, as well as other special club presentations.
Student work will be focused on the following issues related to human rights:
· 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, animal 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 between various college initiatives and student clubs, including the Civic Engagement Club, which will be awarding scholarships to four student participants.
Candise Vogel, COC anthropology student and founder of the college’s Anthropology Club, will be the symposium’s keynote speaker. Vogel will speak on academic confidence and how students can make a difference in the community.
The Spring Student Symposium will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Mentry Hall Room 343.
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