Alum Giselle Cárcamo Keynote Speaker at the 2016 Universal Leadership Conference

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Alum Giselle Cárcamo (’06, Society, Ethics & Human Behavior; ’09, MSW) was the keynote speaker at the 2016 Universal Leadership Conference, a student-run conference that provides training and opportunities to understand and reflect on the interconnectedness of service, social justice, and leadership.  Honoring the theme of “Radical Community,”  Cárcamo shared her perspectives as an international student from Peru who deeply craved a community that valued her identity.  Through relationships with faculty and engagement with the Empty Suitcase Theater Company, Cárcamo eventually found a space to belong, and she urged students to elevate their presence, forge safe communities, and advocate for one another.  Cárcamo currently works as a community organizer at Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center coordinating Women’s Justice Circles.