Spring 2018 BA Liberal Studies Senior Symposium
You are invited to join our BA in Liberal Studies graduating senior students as they present their program research and creative projects for graduation at the Spring 2018 BA in Liberal Studies Senior Symposium.
See below for the schedule of events.
Re-Mythologizing Psychic Wounds – Room 202
By examining the origin and dynamics of deep emotional and psychological wounds, individuals can amend their personal mythology, creating a new lens on life. Jacob explores the notion that those who ‘re-mythologize out of their wounds’ can bring healing to themselves and acquire unique abilities to promote healing in others.
LOVE HER, FIRST – Room 202
Join Tiffany as she shares with you her journey of the creation and facilitation of her own group for female youth—LOVE HER, FIRST. This group highlights the importance of self-love and implements core factors such as self-care and positive self-affirmations while also discussing the ways society effects body image.
Elder Sex: Talking Healthy Sex with Seniors – Room 202
Sex is a large part of our lives that does not change as we get older. Austin will explore the common misconceptions and prejudices surrounding sex and aging, burning questions from the elderly and how to own your sexuality as we age.
Once Upon a Brutal Patriarchy – Room 202
It is commonly understood that women and girls, and those who identify as such, experience systemic patterns of discriminatory treatment and expectations. Through the medium of personal story, Jennifer will identify the ways in which a diverse group of women close to her have been so similarly affected by injustices.
Vomit On My Converse: Addiction, Connection, and Change – Room 202
Addiction touches all of us, either personally or through someone we love. Jeff will describe his experience emerging from the torment of addiction and explore some of the newer models for support, including Refuge and SMART recovery, and compare them to the traditional twelve-step approach.
Post-Conflict Trauma: The Egyptian Youth – Room 202
Toqa shares her own experience and explores the long-term collective trauma caused by nationwide conflicts. Specifically, she focuses on the emotional and psychological impact on the youth involved in the 2011 Egyptian revolution and the aftermath.
Swimming in the Parking Lot – Room 202
Helen examines education as it pertains to the treatment of children with disabilities. She will provide a framework for inclusion in our public schools as necessary for the growth of all our children and communities. Her passion for inclusion is driven by her personal journey raising a child with multiple disabilities.
Not Shawshank Redemption, But Like It – Room 202
Have you ever wondered how many young people captivated by institutions find themselves homeless upon their discharge? Join Dahkotahv as he explores the reality of a broken system that over 670,000 young people in our country are facing.
Before and After: My Body Image Makeover – Room 202
Alana will take us on her journey developing a deepened understanding of the personal and social implications body image. Cultivating a positive body image is a practice of disrupting shame and comparison and replacing it with compassion and acceptance.
Thank Full: Imagining a New Paradigm of Gratitude – Room 202
Thanksgiving is considered the most American of holidays, yet its historical origins are rooted in the colonizing of land and the decimation of Indigenous peoples. Contemporary Thanksgiving celebrations often center on food consumption, football-watching and “avoiding politics” instead of expressions of gratitude. Tracy applies multiple lenses from the Liberal Arts to examine and re-imagine the ritual of thanks giving.
Connecting, Serving, and Empowering our Service Learning Community – Room 221A
Christina’s passion for conservation and environmental stewardship has led her to explore regional service learning organizations and their different program methods and participant experiences toward the strengthening, connection, and empowerment of environmental citizenship in Seattle.