Monday, October 20, 2008
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.



ICAN Activism Workshops

World Hunger and the World Hunger Banquet -Tom Lyons, LI Area Coordinator For Heifer International 
Ballroom, University Center 
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Tom will be available afterward for questions) 

The world community has the means and resources to end world hunger. What is lacking is the will to act. To develop a profound appreciation for the disparity of food distribution around the globe and, most importantly, find small and grand ways in which you can be of help in ending world hunger, come and participate in the World Hunger Banquet. The World Hunger Banquet is a highly interactive, richly participatory simulation of hunger as it impacts the human family. The simulation will be facilitated by Adelphi students, followed by a discussion of all participants with the student leaders and Tom Lyons, Long Island coordinator for Heifer International, a sixty year old non-profit organization dedicated to ending world hunger. 

Tom will train the student leaders of the World Hunger Banquet on October 20, 11:00am – noon. These student leaders in turn will facilitate the World Hunger Banquet simulation and discussion on November 21, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., appropriately one week before the United States celebration of Thanksgiving. 

“art that matter” – Rob Goldman, internationally renowned photographer, presents 
Black Box, PAC 
Sitting Room Only 
vision space 
11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. 

It has been said that there can be no world peace without individual peace—no outer peace without inner. This art/social encounter offers workshop participants the opportunity to communally construct and impermanently embellish a traveling installation: Sitting Room Only, a 4-foot square “room” emblazoned with personal dreams for peace. Once installed, visitors will be invited to add their written and illustrated wishes and to sit silently inside to experience the power of a collective intentionality. Sitting Room Only will travel to a variety of locations where it’s content will be erased and the space perpetually reincarnated. Visitors at each venue will transform the blank space with their intimate visions. 

“Nonviolent Communication: An Ethical Practice” – Dr. Anne Klaeysen, Ethical Humanist Chaplain, Interfaith Center, Adelphi University 
Chapel, 3rd Floor University Center 
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Anne will be available afterward for questions) 

It’s never too late to learn a new language, especially when it can improve the quality of your relationships, deepen your sense of personal empowerment, and help you to communicate more effectively. Nonviolent communication, developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, is a language of life used by individuals and groups around the world to resolve conflicts and promote peace. Learn how to stay connected to your loving, compassionate nature by expressing yourself honestly and listening to others empathetically. Resource materials will be provided. 

Environmental Activism, Environmental Justice – Laurel Mei Turbin, Environmental Justice Activist 
Blodgett Hall, Room 109 
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

This interactive presentation will define environmental justice, environmental racism, and the role of science and urban planning expertise in community struggles to fight for healthy living conditions in communities of color. By highlighting campaigns in Harlem, Chinatown of New York City, and other areas of the United States, this presentation will demonstrate the importance of community organizing and coalition building to make neighborhoods safe and healthy environments to live, work, play and learn. 

The ICAN activism workshops are sponsored by ICAN, the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, the Theater Department, the Interfaith Center, and Levermore Global Scholars.