Allison Paludi '14, a Global Studies major, devoted a lot of her outside-of-the-classroom activities to promoting global dialogue and student activism. Through her involvement with the Weave, an alternative media organization focused on shedding light on underreported stories, she participated in two media reform conferences where she was able to meet and interview prominent social activists such as Amy Goodman, Tim Pool, and Mr. Five Mualimm-ak (to name a few). Material from these interviews was added to the Weave’s Big Questions archive, which is devoted to bringing together a variety of voices on topics such as capitalism, the environment, and gender equality.
“Working with the Weave also led me to become one of the founders of St. Lawrence's Global Dialogue Center, a space devoted to interactions, understandings, and sharing of ideas and experiences as members of a global community.”
Allison's involvement with the Weave continues to play an important role in her current life as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant based in Dakar, Senegal, where she engages in weekly global dialogue discussions and seeks to break down dominant discourses and narratives related to peoples and cultures in francophone West Africa.