Earth Stewardship Symposium: April 21–22, 2022

Earth Stewardship Symposium

The West Valley College Sustainability Committee invites you to the Annual Earth Stewardship Symposium.

Program Overview
Day Time Location Event
Thursday, April 21 11:00 AM – 12:20 PM Cilker Lounge Water, Land Use, and Climate Change
Discussion with Linda Gass, Environmental Artist
Thursday, April 21 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Cilker 110, Fashion Lab Repair Café Open House
Thursday, April 21 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Cilker Lounge Compost Awareness Table
Friday, April 22 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Fox 107 Screening of Never Surrender: The Fight for Environmental Justice in Bayview Hunters Point
Q&A with activist J. Michelle Pierce and filmmaker Reza Shirazi
Friday, April 22 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Fox 120 Educational Leadership
Discussion with Professors Xueli Wang, Barbara and Glenn Thompson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Friday, April 22 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM Fox 107 Protecting and Stewarding Sacred Landscapes Lecture
Valentin Lopez – Chairman, Amah Mutsun Tribal Band and President, Amah Mutsun Land Trust

Program Details

Environmental Artist Linda Gass discusses her multi-media artwork about Water, Land Use, and Climate Change.

We are inviting participants to engage in the idea of Sustainable Fashion with a few fun activities:

  • Refashioning an unused t-shirt into a grocery bag (bring your own tee)
  • Arm knitting with donated swim trim, for a sustainable scarf to take home!
  • —“Bring a garment, take a garment” clothing exchange

In the spirit of the event, we request that participants bring their own t-shirts, garments for repair, and items to exchange. We will provide the expertise and tools to do the repairs!

This event is part of an on-going Repair Cafe and workshop series on Thursdays, from 12-2 pm in Cilker 110.)

Park Management OWL Club will help you make your own compost bucket. Please bring in a used, clean, plastic container with a lid (think large yogurt size and larger) and craft a small "personal" compost bucket to keep in car, store in office, or have in classroom, etc.

Screening of “Never Surrender”, covering the fight for environmental justice in Bayview—Hunters Point, San Francisco. Introduction by resident and activist J. Michelle Pierce, subject of the film. Q&A with Michelle and filmmaker Reza Shirazi of Oxford Brooks University, Oxford, UK.

“Protecting and Stewarding Sacred Landscapes” lecture by Valentin Lopez, Chairman of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, one of three historic tribes that are recognized as Ohlone; and President of the Amah Mutsun Land Trust.

In conjunction with these events, we kindly ask attendees to consider donating new blankets, sleeping bags, hygiene items, or socks to "Our Home" project for WVC students who are homeless or recently housed.
Last Updated 4/27/22