Global Village

by Vivien Jerez, Editor in Chief

Global Village is an event PPCC hosts every week allowing students to talk about a wide range of topics focusing on getting the students’ opinions on various issues. Topics of discussion include Black History Month, technology and scientific advances, and The American Dream.  

Global Village intends to open a meaningful discussion about what matters to the students here at PPCC and build a stronger community because of it. One way they do this is with a roundtable discussion led by students so that every voice can be heard. 
 

There will be an event each week at all three campuses. The Rampart Range Campus will host the Global Village every Tuesday from 1-2pm in the Atrium, the Downtown Studio Campus will host it Wednesdays from 12:30-1:30pm in the Breezeway, and the Centennial Campus will be hosting it Thursdays from 12:30-1:30pm in room A312. The last week Global Village will be on the week of May 4. 
 

For more information, please visit the attached file below, or contact Amy Cornish at Amy.Cornish@ppcc.edu or 502-3114. 

Global Village: Ty Zazueta Invites You to Talk

By Ty Zazueta, Student Contributor

My name is Ty Zazueta. I’m an Army Veteran, and an aspiring physicist. I started at PPCC last semester after serving four years as a medic, two of which I lived in Germany.

I spend my free time volunteering at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, sharing my knowledge of space exploration and colonization with other space enthusiasts.

Since I began attending Global Village’s roundtable discussions last semester, we have had some very fascinating conversations including space colonization, U.S.-Mexico border policy, and C02 emissions. The topics at Global Village discussions oftentimes spark unexpected and thought-provoking insight.

 I’ve found that Global Villages provides a unique opportunity for my fellow students and myself to have unabridged conversations on topics that are relevant, and oftentimes enlightening.

The conversations that don’t happen in class due to time restraints are often elaborated on at the roundtable discussions, allowing for a unique academic environment–students and professors together in a more social environment than the classroom.

Like its name implies, the Global Village roundtable discussions bring together people from diverse backgrounds and allow us to collaborate on ideas and concepts that affect us globally.

Even after having traveled extensively throughout Europe and America, Global Village has served to remind me that there is still so much more to learn about people, and the world around us.

For more information on the Global Village Roundtable, email amy.cornish@ppcc.edu