Why One World?
Welcome to the “One World” website. This project, initiated by former Provost Joseph Sheley, is designed to help everyone in the Sacramento State community – students, faculty, and staff – recognize how interdependent our world really is. Even though specific issues faced by people in one part of the globe may appear to be different from those faced elsewhere, there are almost always connections between them that are often overlooked. The aim of this undertaking is to help each of us look for and understand those connections – and then, if necessary, figure out what actions we can take to improve the quality of life for everyone on the planet. I know, that is a huge goal and a tremendous responsibility, but it is incumbent upon us as members of a university community and of the global community to at least try to address.
Each year, the One World coordinating committee will select a new theme through which to explore our global interconnectedness. Our hope is that members of the Sac State community will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for how our actions affect others and how what happens in distant locales affects our lives here. We envision a myriad of ways in which these lessons can be taught and we look forward to sharing these opportunities with the local community, as well.