DelVal Presents: Multicultural Forum with Professors Su and Casas

Mar 12, 2009

The Delaware Valley College Liberal Arts Department is pleased to invite the college community and the public to a Multicultural Forum on April 9 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 114, Mandell Hall. Professors Shih-chieh Su and Tanya Casas of the Liberal Arts Department will moderate the forum.

The Delaware Valley College Multicultural Forum seeks to enhance awareness of cultural diversity and to encourage active involvement in the ongoing formation of a multicultural global community. The public forum provides a venue for critical discussion of current world affairs in order that students and community members broaden their vision of global events and trends that shape modern societies.

This semester's forum will focus on issues related to social justice and the global food crisis. The forum will feature guest speaker Dr. Ruth M. Mendum, who received her Ph.D. in rural sociology and women's studies from the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Mendum's research interests include plant breeding, organic farming and biodiversity. Her publications include papers in the Journal of Rural Sociology and Subjectivity and presentations in meetings of the Rural Sociological Society and the Association for the Study of Food and Society. Her presentation is titled, "Understanding the World Food Crisis from the Perspective of Biodiversity."

For more information, contact Shih-chieh Su at 215-489-2307 or Dr. Tanya Casas at 215-489-4865.