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Hear How a University Student Fought for Human Rights

November 24, 2019
Submitted By: Mildred McNeill

Don't miss the compelling story of West Hartford resident Esam Boraey on Dec. 3 as he tells how he and six other student leaders fought for human rights during Arab Spring. His activism in Egypt resulted in his conviction in criminal court to a two-year sentence but he escaped to the U.S. and received political asylum.

Boraey will share his story, what it's like to be a political asylee, and  will answer questions on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the UN General Assembly on December 10th 1948, was the result of the experience of the second world war. After the end of the war and after the creation of the United Nations, the international community vowed to never again allow atrocities like those of that conflict to happen again.

Learn more about Boraey from this flyer.

This event is sponsored by the University Interdisciplinary Studies (UIS) Program and the President’s Steering Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.