ALLEGHENY COLLEGE GLOBAL CITIZEN SCHOLARS
The Allegheny College Global Citizen Scholars (GCS) Program is for students who are interested in unpacking a complex global challenge through interdisciplinary coursework and experiential fieldwork at Allegheny College, and ultimately, designing a legacy project with sustainable outcomes. This website captures the experiences of Cohort IV (2020-23) on the theme of "Empowering Women Worldwide" co-directed by Dr. Ishita Sinha Roy (Professor, Media & Cultural Studies) and Dr. Caryl Wagget (Professor, Global Health).
In Fall 2022, students in Cohort IV of the Global Citizen Scholars (GCS) Program registered for INTDS 290 (GCS and Globalization) where we discussed select academic readings and explorations unpacking colonizing discourses about women across cultures. Student teams also polished and submitted the Spring 2021 projects to the community partner (Women's Services Inc. in Meadville). Students have also started to showcase their work at conferences, publications, and through other public channels. We have shared some of the Fall 2022 highlights below.
PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE ON THE LEFT, OR HERE, TO ACCESS SOME SNAPSHOTS OF OUR FALL 2021 HIGHLIGHTS.
About Women's Services in Crawford County, Pennsylvania.
In Spring 2021, we proudly collaborated with Meadville Women's Services Inc.
Our Cohort IV students continued to explore the theme of promoting "Empowering Women Worldwide," which is integral to Goal 5 of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals framework.
Students worked in small groups, under the supervision of the GCS faculty directors and the Allegheny College Chaplain Rev. Jane Ellen Nickell, and were mentored by experts from our community partner organization -- Women's Services Inc. in Meadville. They worked on four exciting initiatives that were remote community partnership projects. Through these, they explored what "empowerment" means in the case of vulnerable populations, and practiced active listening and learning, before moving to take action. The newsletter below briefly describes the Spring Semester learning through the e-community collaborations.
On the academic front, our students completed a 2-credit seminar, INTDS190 with Profs. Sinha Roy and Waggett. INTDS 190 was an introduction to the cohort-related theme of the global citizen scholars program. Students explored the theme through local e-community projects. The emphasis was on developing civic identity and a commitment to finding ways in which they might take action individually and collectively.
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Some Global Movers & Shakers
FALL 2020 RE-CAP
On September 20, 2020, the on-campus Global Citizenship Scholars from Cohort IV, along with their Teaching Assistants, and Faculty, picnicked in the sun in the rooftop garden outside the Vukovich Communication Center. With masks on, the group made tie-and-dye masks for themselves and as gifts for friends. It was a much-needed respite from COVID isolation, to come together, share some laughter, play name games, and get to know each other. Photo Credits: Aveet Desai
Fall 2020 Zoom Webinars:
“Too often, each of us has walked into the room and been the only woman at the table. Certainly, as a woman of color, I have that experience far too often. And what could we do to change that?”
The first woman diplomat to lead a U.S. consulate in Saudi Arabia, and former U.S. ambassador to Malta, Gina Abercrombie-Weatherly has held a series of senior positions that have included advising the Commander of U.S. cyber forces on our foreign policy priorities, expanding our counterterrorism partnerships and programs as Deputy Coordinator for Counterterrorism, and coordinating the largest evacuation of American citizens from a war zone since World War ll.
Ambassador Weatherly gave a Zoom talk to Allegheny students how to pursue change through a career in foreign diplomacy
PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE ON THE LEFT OR HERE TO READ ABOUT THE EXPERIENCES OF THE GLOBAL CITIZEN SCHOLARS' COHORT IV AS THEY BEGAN THEIR FIRST SEMESTER (FALL 2020).