An Evening with Tawakkol Karman
Date(s) - 10/01/2020 - 11/30/2020
Western Michigan University
Date and Time: Thu, Oct 1, 2020, 7:00 PM –Mon, Nov 30, 2020, 9:30 PM EDT
This event has been postponed until the Fall of 2020. Please check back here for the date once it has been established. To get tickets click here
[Please note: the current start date of October 1st is just a placeholder and is NOT the official date.]
Great Lakes PeaceJam will welcome Nobel Peace Laureate Tawakkol Karman to the Kalamazoo community. This public event is open to all, and is the kick-off to our weekend of inspiration and action at the Great Lakes PeaceJam Conference w/ Tawakkol Karman.
There is a suggested donation of $15 for the Public Talk (or free for students).
Tickets for the private reception are $50. The reception prior to the event at 5:30 pm. This is an opportunity for you to personally meet and speak with Tawakkol Karman. Food and drink will be provided!
Learn more about Tawakkol Karman:
Tawakkol Karman grew up in a politically tumultuous country and witnessed the unification of North and South Yemen in 1990. A journalist by profession and human rights activist by nature, Tawakkol responded to the political instability and human rights abuses in Yemen by mobilizing others and reporting on injustices. In 2007, Tawakkol began organizing weekly protests in Yemen’s capitol targeting systemic government repression and calling for inquiries into corruption and other forms of social and legal injustice. The weekly protests continued until 2011, when Tawakkol mobilized protesters to support the Arab Spring, a movement calling for government reform across the Middle East and Northern Africa.
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