In a flurry of fantastic programs that are hosted at Stonehill College, two upcoming events are of particular interest as they address issues of social justice, equality, marginalization, and community.
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 7:00pm in the Dining Commons
Emmanual Jal, former War Child and current Hip Hop artist
For five years, young Emmanuel Jal fought as a child soldier in the Sudan. Rescued by an aid worker, he's become an international hip-hop star and an activist for kids in war zones. In words and lyrics, he tells the story of his amazing life.
Tomi Reichental, Holocaust survivor
The subject of a documentary by Emmy-award winning Irish filmmaker Gerry Gregg, Reichental, now 75, lost 35 members of his family in the Holocaust. With the making the documentary, he broke almost six decades of silence to publicly explain what happened to him in 1944 as a nine-year old when he was rounded up by the Gestapo and dispatched with 12 members of his family to Bergen-Belsen.
Both of these individual stories remind us that little separates us from an experience that is based on bias against religious beliefs and ethnic identity. The Office of Intercultural Affairs is pleased to offer support to these two programs that truly speak to the issues of justice and advocacy.
Questions, please visit www.stonehill.edu