Global Citizenship

SMC Community Teach-In Fall 2023



SMC Community Teach-In Fall 2023

Environmental Risk, Refuge & Resilience

Sponsored by the Global Citizenship Committee

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Apply by Wednesday, October 25 at noon


As a campus, students, faculty and staff are coming together for a Teach-In.

What's a Teach-In?

It is an educational, interactive forum where people come together to focus on and discuss a topic.

What's the Teach-In topic?

It is about Environmental Risk, Refuge & Resilience.

Fires in Maui, HI, hurricanes in Southern California, downpours in Nevada... we are seeing more and more extreme and unprecedented weather patterns. This year, the Teach-In will be dedicated to discussing the risks associated with these environmental changes, the refuge necessary to withstand their consequences and the resilience required of humanity to act in favor of Mother Nature.

We invite you to participate in the Teach-In by tapping into your personal, academic and/or professional knowledge and presenting on an issue relating to the theme of Environmental Risk, Refuge & Resilience.

What's the purpose of a Teach-In?

A Teach-In is meant to be practical, participatory, empowering, and action-oriented. In 1965, the first Teach-In was held at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Its focus was on the U.S. government's involvement in Vietnam.

When is the Teach-In?

Thursday, November 2, 2023 from 11:15am - 1:45pm on the Main Campus of SMC.

How do you participate?

You are free to address the Teach-In topic however you'd like. For example you can:

  • Give an informational talk
  • Lead a conversation
  • Put together a panel
  • Debate
  • Perform poetry
  • Perform a musical performance
  • Show a video clip

How do I sign up?

By Wednesday, October 25, 2023, please email Dr. Delphine Broccard at with the following information:

  1. Title of your presentation
  2. Content of your presentation
  3. When you are not available between 11:15am - 1:45pm
  4. The length of your presentation
  5. Will you be using a PowerPoint? Showing a video?

Previous Teach-In themes:

  • 2022: Risk
  • 2021: The New Fight for Human Rights in a Time of Perpetual Emergency
  • 2020: Human Rights & The Pandemic