During the 2016-2017 academic year, Global Citizen Scholars learned from their interactions with the following people and organizations:
- Edward Curtis IV, professor of religious studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis at Allegheny Listens: A Dialogue on Islamophobia event
- Maha Hilal, executive director of the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms at Allegheny Listens: A Dialogue on Islamophobia
- Vive Shelter, in Buffalo, New York, is a program of Jericho Road Community Health Center and has a 30 year legacy of providing safe refuge. Vive assists those who wish to make a refugee claim in Canada or who are seeking asylum protection in the United States, by providing safety, shelter, food, and legal help.
- The Refugee Resettlement program at Catholic Charities Counseling & Adoption Services in Erie, Pennsylvania helps newly arrived refugees from all over the world. Staff, most of whom are former refugees themselves, provide compassion and understanding to people who are happy to be here but concerned about starting over in a new place. The program provides case management services, employment services and language/orientation services to help refugees adjust to life in the United States and to become economically and emotionally self-sufficient.
Global Citizen Scholars also did in-depth research and presentations on the following topics:
- Women’s Health, Safety, & Justice
- Black Lives Matter
- Getting Ahead of Violence in our Communities