The festivities have begun to welcome Dr. Shirin Ebadi, Iranian human rights activist, lawyer and the 2003 Nobel Peace Laureate to Naropa University October 9th and 10th for a symposium Women’s Leadership and Activism in the Muslim World hosted by the Peace Studies department.
On September 2nd, Pantea Beigi came to Naropa to speak about working with Dr. Ebadi and the PeaceJam Foundation. PeaceJam works to support the next generation of youth peacemakers through education and activism with the support and direct engagement of community leaders, educators, college mentors, and 11 Nobel peace laureates, among them Dr. Ebadi, Desmond Tutu and Jody Williams .
Take a look at this little video made by PeaceJam of a great event I attended as a youth mentor in 2006 with Dr. Ebadi, a few hundred PeaceJam mentors and Foster Elementary School students. The 3rd graders were so excited! Dr. Ebadi encouraged them to advocate for the respect of human rights across the world and honor their own rights as children. It was a lovely afternoon.
Dr. Ebadi is an engaging, powerful, and inspiring speaker to audiences of 8 to 80 years old. Don’t miss your chance to see her October 9th at 7pm at Naropa University. Grab your ticket while you can!
For more information and to register to experience the full event and symposium October 10th go to www.naropa.edu/ebadi
See you there!