Spotlight Presenters at NAFSA 2021
Clayton Louis Ferrara
The role of Nonprofits in Global Education, Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship 2.0
Day/Time: Wednesday, June 2 at 8:30 am EDT
Nonprofit organizations provide an extraordinary framework for mobilizing action in frontline communities and for growing capacity in young leaders. Deeper connections between NGOs and global education can further these efforts and enrich the lives of students as they grow into experienced community members. Join Clayton, a millennial nonprofit innovator, to learn how sustainability and environmental justice efforts can align with international education to meet the challenges of the coming century and educate the changemakers of the future.
Priya Vulchi and Winona Guo
Choosing Racial Literacy
Day/Time: Thursday, June 3 at 8:30 am EDT
Race impacts everything and everyone, but the first time Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi remember talking about it in school was in 10th grade. Since then, they’ve traveled to all 50 states, listening to personal stories about race and intersectionality and finding ways to pair them to systematic research. Now they're on a mission to equip fellow students with the tools to understand, navigate and challenge a world structured by racial division. Join Winona and Priya to hear them discuss what it’s like to advocate for racial literacy in schools as young people, and what they’ve learned along the way.
The Walk of the Immigrants
Day/Time: Thursday, June 3 at 6:00 pm EDT
Saul spent three months walking, hitchhiking, and sleeping on the ground and in hiding places, from Ecuador to North Carolina. He walked 5,328 miles through ten countries and nine border crossings to document how grueling and dangerous the journey of immigrants to the United States can be and to raise money for an elementary school in Mexico. Join Saul on The Walk of the Immigrants to learn about the hardships and hope associated with the immigrant experience and develop a deeper understanding of service, servant leadership, and the importance of resilience and dreaming big.
Exploring Your Allyship: Showing Up in Your Professional and Personal Life
Day/Time: Friday, June 4 at 8:30 am EDT
Over the past year, more people are looking to be better allies and examine how they show up for their students, co-workers, friends, and community members. And many are not quite sure where to start. This program dives into various ways you can show up as an ally, not only during social justice movements, but also throughout the year. Whether it’s in higher education or in your personal life, now more than ever your voice is needed.
NAFSA thanks St. George’s University for sponsoring the Spotlight Presenter Series.