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Critical Global Citizenship Education: Spring 2023 Events

This guide has been developed to support Skyline College faculty interested in incorporating critical GCE project into their courses.

Spring 2023 Activities

We are pleased to announce Spring activities as part of our PIF-funded project titled Critical Global Citizenship Education which directly relates to our college’s mission and the People’s College Initiative. 

Project Details: The project includes the screening of two documentaries, a panel discussion, and an exhibit. Here are a list of reflection prompts that you can use and modify as needed. 

Documentaries (March 13 & March 14)

Wasted: The Story of Food Waste:  In this documentary, renowned chefs discuss the economic and environmental costs of global food waste and explore solutions that involve educating consumers and food suppliers.  

Community Screening: March 13 at 4:30 pm 

Access documentary (** You will be prompted to provide your SMCCD login to be able to watch the film.) 

Wasted: The Story of Food Waste:

Bitter Seeds: This documentary exposes the tragic impact of the American agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation, Monsanto on rural farming communities in India. This is the third film in Micha Peled's Globalization Trilogy, following the award-winning Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town and China Blue.

Access documentaries (** You will be prompted to provide your SMCCD login to be able to watch the film.) 

Bitter Seeds:
Store Wars:
China Blue:

Community Screening: March 14 at 3:30 pm 

The Globalization Trilogy and Wasted: The Story of Food Waste will be available to the Skyline College community for an entire year starting January 2023. We will also host web screenings for those who would like to watch it in the community with others on March 13 and 14.

The Newest Americans Exhibit (February 13- March 31)

We are hosting the traveling exhibit The Newest Americans in the library on the topic of immigration and citizenship from February 13, 2023 – March 31, 2023. This exhibit, which consists of photos and interviews, will encourage students to actively engage by bringing their own reflections on their citizenship.

Panel Discussion (March 15 at 3:30 pm)

Panelists discuss ways in which the individual, local, national, and global are interconnected and co-produced, and how each of us can recognize and take responsibility for our choices and actions and thus disrupt global inequities. Registration link to the panel discussion:

Bitter Seeds

Join us on March 14 @ 3:30pm

Teaching Guides & Other Resources

Below are the entire teaching guide and portions of the guide separated by topics. This guide was created by Jennifer A. Hayden and Kathleen F. Wood Dept. of Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology, The Pennsylvania State University.

Entire Teaching Guide 


Saving Seeds & Agroecology

Patenting & Privatization

Genetic Engineering & Pesky Pests

Gender & Class 

Financing: Debt & Farmer Suicides

Cotton Trade 

Overall Project Reflection Prompts

The Newest Americans Exhibit

Let's unpack the word citizenship!

Featuring exceptional large format photographic portraits by photographer Sam Comen and personal stories of 29 new U.S. citizens, The Newest Americans exhibition encourages us to consider the U.S. immigration process through the eyes of new citizens representing more than 20 origin countries. Narratives are presented both in English and Spanish. 

We also have a self-directed activity for our community to share their reflections on the concept of citizenship. This exhibition will remain on view at Skyline College Library (Building 5, 2nd floor) through March 31, 2023, and can be viewed anytime during the Library’s open hours

From: The Newest Americans: New Citizens Reflect on What America Means to Them 

Panel Discussion


Virtual Panel Discussion

March 15, 3:30 pm

Gabriel Thompson (author & journalist)

Editor of Chasing The Harvest 

Gabriel Thompson's Website

Read Gabriel Thompson's Full Bio

Lucia Lachmayr (educator)

Professor, English & Reading
Puente Coordinator, Skyline College

Puente Learning Community Website

Read Lucia Lachmayr's Full Bio

Nooshan Shekarabi (author & educator)

Professor & Chair

Political Science Department  

Santiago Canyon College

Nooshan Shekarabi's Faculty Profile

Read Nooshan Shekarabi's Full Bio

Oscar Ramos (educator)

Teacher, Sherwood Elementary School

Chasing the Harvest Narrator

Jose & Mr. Ramos PBS Independent Lens  

 Read Oscar Ramos' Full Bio

Dr. Steven Mayers (author & educator)

English Professor &
Puente Coordinator

City College of San Francisco

Editor of Solito, Solita 

Dr. Mayer's Faculty Profile

Personal Website

Read Steven Mayers' Full Bio

Books & eBooks