Welcome to One World Initiative!

This program is designed to help everyone in the Sacramento State community recognize how interdependent our world really is. Each year, the One World Initiative 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. For the 2018-2019 year, the One World Initiative committee was chosen Time to be discussed through different global perspectives. 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.


Upcoming 2018 Fall Events:

Cup of Culture Event:

A weekly series celebrating cultural diversity and global awareness on our campus! This event is located in the IPGE Global Lounge from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

  • Nov. 7th:    Oxford Brookes University with CSUS Study Abroad Students
  • Nov. 14th:  IPGE Student Panel
  • Nov. 28th:  Intercultural Communication with Dr. Kikuko Omori
  • Time & Place: 1 - 2 pm | Global Lounge, University Library

Film Screening: The University Honors Program

A film screening in the Honors Lounge to screen films that address issues of "time" as a concept

  • Time & Place: This is where I leave you | Nov. 10th | 2 - 5pm | Honors Lounge, ARIC
  • Time & Place: Clueless | Dec. 8th | 2 - 5pm | Honors Lounge, ARIC 

5th International Conference on Genocide: Nov. 1st-3rd

This conference features more than 30 panels, and more than 120 keynote speakers involved The 5th International Conference on Genocide will involve international scholars, activists and policy makers who will explore societies caught in the grip of genocide and their response over time.

  • Time & Place: - 8:30 am | University Union

6th Annual World Language Day: Tuesday, Nov. 13th

This event offers a unique opportunity for participants to interact with people around the globe. There will be numerous language tables where participants can learn new phrases and different perspectives about time.

  • Time & Place: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm | Global Lounge, University Library

Million Dollar Hoods -- Mapping the Cost of Mass Incarceration: Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Kelly Lytle Hernandez, Professor of History and African American Studies will present a lecture about the cost of mass incarceration. Hernandez will explore how the U.S prison system and mass incarceration have developed over the course of the 20th century and will demonstrate the importance between the concept of time and social, cultural and political change.

  • Time & Place: 5:00 - 8:00 pm | Foothill Suite, University Union

Contact us at Oneworld@csus.edu to be promoted across campus! 



One World Initiative Program Contact 
Mimi Coughlin, Faculty Director
Rebecca Woolston, One World Initiative Staff
(916) 278-2804
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One World Initiative and Your Event

If you, your program, club, or center, is organizing an event linked to the One World Initiative's 2018-2019 theme of Global Perspectives on Time. Please email a description of the event, the date and location to oneworld@csus.edu. We will be happy to include your event on our website and assist with promoting it across the campus, including digital signage.

We request that in your promotion of the event you include reference to the One World Initiative so that the campus community knows that it is a part of this exciting global initiative. Contact us and we can send you a copy of our special mark.

To apply for funding for your event, please click here for our funding request form and email the completed form to oneworld@csus.edu.