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Global Connections Lecture Series

global connections lectureseries
Join us for this informative series of free lectures on the effects, benefits, and drawbacks of globalization. For additional information, please call (310) 434-4303. This series is sponsored by the SMC Associates (, SMC Office of Public Programs, and SMC Global Citizenship Council. 
Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis. 

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Tim Conley

From Africa to America: 

A Story of the Development of Hip Hop

SMC media professor Tim Conley will explore how hip hop started and evolved from the oral traditions of African ancestors into the multibillion-dollar global industry that it is today. Sponsored by the SMC Associates ( and SMC’s Black Collegians Program.

Tue, February 23 | 11:15am | Free | HSS 165

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Anita Sarkeesian

I’ll Make a Man Out of You:
Redefining Strong Female Characters

Anita Sarkeesian—named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and creator of the video webseries “Feminist Frequency”—is a media critic whose work deconstructs stereotypes associated with women in popular culture, and highlights issues surrounding targeted harassment of women in online and gaming spaces. Sponsored by the Associated Students of Santa Monica College, SMC Global Citizenship, and the SMC Associates ( Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.

Tue, March 8 | 11:15am | Free

Main Stage at Theatre Arts Complex

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Rosa Moreno

Illuminating Inequity: 
Rosa Moreno’s Quest for Justice

Rosa Moreno—who lost both hands in a factory accident in Mexico—will provide a “front lines” perspective on some of the devastating inequities and safety issues for workers in manufacturing facilities around the world, and the way corporate policies contribute to a corroboration of the observation, “Americans lose jobs; foreign workers lose limbs.” Sponsored by the SMC Associates (, SMC Global Citizenship, and the SMC Health Services Center.

Thu, March 10 | 11:15am | Free | HSS 165

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Japanese National Debate Team

“Should the US Implement Significant New Gun Control?”

Don’t miss a spirited debate on a hot-button topic between the SMC Debate Team and visiting Japanese National Debate Team. Audience polling technology will be used to determine the debate “winner.” Sponsored by the National Communication Association (NCA), the Committee for International Debate and Discussion (CIDD), the Japanese Debate Association (JDA), the SMC Associates (, SMC Global Citizenship, and SMC Debate Team. Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.

Thu, March 10 | 11:15am | Free | Art 214

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7th Annual Global Citizenship Symposium

Join us for our seventh year investigating and celebrating the ideas and practices of global citizenship. All SMC students are invited to submit work from the 2015-16 academic year (see for details on how to submit a project for review). Awards will be given, and students will present their projects and receive campuswide recognition for their achievement.

Fri, May 6 | Free

See​ for details​

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Art Department Student Exhibit:

“Gender Equity: Is Equity Enough?”

Tue, May 17 – Sat, May 28

Come explore a specially created exhibit of student works centered on SMC’s Annual Global Citizenship Initiative Theme. 

​Gallery reception on Friday, May 13, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Global Motion
SMC World Dance Company

Raquel Ramirez and Sri Susilowati, Artistic Directors. Come experience the excitement and learn about other cultures through performances by SMC dancers showcasing world dance styles—including West African, Flamenco, Ballet, Asian, French Neoclassical, Mexican Folklórico, Salsa, and more! Please see for details.

Fri, May 20 | 7:30pm | $20/$18

Sun, May 22 | 4 & 7:30pm | $20/$18

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

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