by River Hampton, staff writer

Global Village, an open discussion table for students and faculty, dove right back into weekly meetings last month, offering a safe space to cultivate conversation focused on global diversity and community accessibility at both Centennial and Rampart campuses.

The weekly roundtable offers the chance to connect and challenge each other’s worldviews, regardless of personal background. Kat Atherton, current student representative for Global Village, spoke highly of the open discussion space,

“Global Village is an open conversational forum built to bring people from all walks of life together to share ideas and build community,” she says. “Every week, we discuss new topics ranging anywhere from global cultural concerns to interpersonal issues. It’s truly a special place to form connections and expand your perceptions.”

Students can join in-person meetings for formal discussion experiences and on the Global Village discord server ( for casual topics of conversation. The meeting schedule for the remainder of Spring ’24, found below, includes weekly themes of discussion (subject to change).

Meetings are held at Centennial Campus every Monday at 12:30 p.m. in The Grove and at Rampart Campus every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in the Atrium. Contact information can be found below for any questions regarding meeting locations.

February 18th and 19th

The Arts: Visual Arts, Music, Film etc.

February 25th and 26th 

Domestic Violence and Problematic Family Dynamics

March 3rd and 4th 

Drug Use and the Legalization of Marijuana, and Shrooms

March 10th and 11th

Sustainability: How we affect the planet and what can we do about it?

March 17th and 18th

Who Are You Accountable To?

March 25 and 26th 

No school. Spring Break!

April 1st and 2nd 

LGBTQIA+ Issues and Identities / Trans Day of Visibility March 31st

April 8th and 9th

Technology and Scientific Advances: Positives and Negatives

April 15th and 16th

Global Economics and Poverty Around the Globe.

April 22nd and 23rd 

The Perks of Being Yourself! How to be comfortable in your own skin and love yourself.

April 29th and 30th

Memories: Personal and worldly: Situations and Iconography A literal or reflective/descriptive “show and tell”

May 5th and 6th

Post Finals CELEBRATION!!!

Students and faculty can reach out to Amy Cornish (faculty), Martin Conrad (faculty), or Kat Atherton (student rep.) with further questions regarding meeting times, themes, and spaces.

Amy Cornish

Martin Conrad

Kat Atherton