C.L.A.S.S. Summit

C.L.A.S.S. stands for: Cultural Awareness, Leadership, Activism, Social Justice, and Service. The summit is an event hosted by Act Six scholars where students attend relevant workshops and engage with members of the campus community about human difference and social/cultural awareness. Our mission is to ultimately empower Gonzaga students to be dynamic members of society by becoming agents of change.

The event will take place on Saturday, March 21st at the Wolff auditorium from 9 am to 1 pm with lunch provided.  We have four different workshop sessions (for an hour each), offered at two separate times. Each presentation will correspond with one of the themes of the summit. Below, you will be able to rank which presentation you would like to attend. The cost of this summit is: Free.

Break out sessions listed below (attendees will be able to attend 2 out of the 4 workshops):

Aaron Danowski (’17) presenting on Social Justice:

How can you become a student social change leader? Come learn strategies for converting your desire to make a difference into tangible impact and learn more about cultivating leadership skills to empower other students to become social innovators as well. The presentation also introduces resources and organizations that can help students get started on your path to becoming social change leaders.

Caleb Dawson (’17) presenting on Service:

How do you overcome the illusions of otherness? Service provides you the opportunity to break barriers of otherness in order to hear the higher call of humanity. Come to this workshop to learn about ways that students can take ownership of their education by becoming service agents in their community.

Paul Quiñonez Figueroa (’16) & Brahiam Villanueva (’18) presenting on Activism:

Take initiative to create change. With this Activism workshop learn about different ways to take advantage of your opportunities to make social change.  We will share our experiences including some of the challenges of being a student activist and some ways to keep yourself from burning out.

Dr. Chris Stevens presenting on Leadership:

Being a leader is not a part time job, one is a leader 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Leadership comes in various forms and through this workshop you will have the opportunity to dive deeper into learning how your leadership potential can assist in bring change to your school, community and organization. This workshop offers an opportunity for discussion and how students can apply those skills within the classroom, clubs, community events etc.


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Please rank from 1-4 which session you would like to attend: (1 being most interested in attending, 4 least interested in attending)