What is Synthesis?
To establish a network of free
thinking, truly educated human beings who are committed to working
together to strengthen our local community and create a better world.
Interdisciplinary Club, seeks to assist people in understanding our world
through many different perspectives and disciplines including
philosophical, social, economic, environmental, scientific, moral,
political, and spiritual. Through a developed understanding of the
interconnectedness of our world, a person is better equipped to
consciously choose the way in which they live their lives. Synthesis also
seeks to facilitate people’s realization of their own power and potential.
Each person has a unique gift to share with the world in order to
positively transform it.
In Synthesis, we present many
sides of an issue or topic in order to allow for individuals to decide for
themselves what they believe to be true. Each person has the ability to
think critically about information and formulate their own opinion when
they are given more then just one biased perspective. We, the youth, the
students, a generation of people who are ready to begin a new phase of
Democracy, have the power to create a society based on a culture of peace,
justice, community and a deep respect for all of life… and now is the time
to do it!
We aim to:
- Understand our
present local and global situation through the synthesis of ideas,
facts, theories and experiences.
- Invite educators,
thinkers, activists, and leaders to share their experiences and
information with us.
- Instill students with
a commitment to establish peace, justice and a respect for life on this
- Educate students
through the creative use of radio, the internet, music, art and video.
- Create a network of
Synthesis chapters throughout Ulster County to form an active student
- Network with active
youth, environmental, political, social, scientific & human rights
organizations locally, nationally and globally.
- Involve all of people
involved in the Ulster County Community College in our endeavors:
students, faculty, staff and the local community.
More coming soon.