November 14th, 2020

Mino Lora 

Mino Lora is an artist, activist, educator, and the Executive Director of People's Theatre Project (PTP) based in Washington Height, NYC 

“Joy is Resistance.” 

 Jess Melendez 

’22, Early Childhood/Childhood Education major with a specialization in English. 

"Diverse Children's Literature"

Karen Kus 

Assistant Director for Career Services, Lougheed Center for Applied Learning 

"Career Trajectory: Claiming Your Identity"

Janet Sussman 

Associate Professor of Costume Design and History 

"Moving Towards A Post-Gendered World"

Joe Pease 

’21 Theatre major 

"Virtual/Actual Reality: A Study on Video Games and the Human Psyche"

Mei Shen 

Assistant Professor of Special Education  

"Helping Struggling Learners Succeed in Writing" 

Kathleen Mahoney 

Professor of Graphic, Video and Game Design, Department of Art.  

"Anei Au- New Zealand's Māori Art- A Window For Examining Our Own Cultural Identity" 

Jordan Quiles 

’20, Theatre and Dance graduate 

"Out the Box" 

Jessica Hurlbut 

A masters graduate who completed her Masters of Science in Teaching degree in Childhood Education 

“How to Win a Race Called Life” 

James Fryer 

Associate Professor of Psychology 

“Identity and the Life Story” 


Thank you to the following organizations and individuals who helped make this year’s event possible.

Don & Kathy Lougheed Made Possible by Lougheed Applied Learning support & Jill Pearon (Interim Dean, The Crane School of Music) & Review Committee 
Dr. Kristin Esterberg, President, SUNY Potsdam 
Dr. Jay Pecora, Chair, & all the faculty and staff of the Department of Theatre & Dance 
Dr. Bette Bergeron, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs 
Dr. Gretchen Galbraith, Dean, School of Arts and Sciences 
Dr. Drew X Coles, Visiting Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator for Music Business at the Crane School of Music 
Community Performance Series & Meghan Stever, Vanessa Vaverchak & Jason Dominie 
Performing Arts Center Facilities Manager Tom Grabowski 
College Communications 
Lydon Lake, Director & Wannita Richards, General Merchandise Manager, The College Store
Lyanne Garcia-Boswell, Video Editor 
Olivia Cole-Berry, Audio Editor
Out entire student administrative team 
And finally, our speakers for devoting their time and energies in a challenging time to sharing their own ideas worth spreading. 


Schedule is subject to change.