Join Human Rights Institute Conference keynote speaker, Salva Dut, a Sudanese refugee and founder of Water for South Sudan, for a public talk and book signing.
As an educator in New Jersey for 21 years, I always looked for opportunities to engage my students in dialogue on real-world issues. When the HRI conferences began in 2008, I attended with my students, and all of us were enlightened and changed in some way. I haven't missed a conference yet. Now, I am part of the Kean community, having been motivated to get involved on a deeper level, both personally and professionally. I couldn't be prouder to spearhead the HRI's 10th annual conference.
I encourage you to attend the VIP reception with Salva Dut this evening, as well as the conference tomorrow, to learn more about this year's important topic, the global water crisis, but also to learn more about a powerful resource right here on campus, the Human Rights Institute. With your support and involvement, more great things are ahead at the HRI.
Kean University Holocaust Resource Center and Diversity Council
Thursday, March 23
Kean University STEM Building, 1075 Morris Ave., Union, N.J.
5-6:30 p.m. | Ursino
Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at the Kean Stage Box Office or online at bit.ly/salvadut_keanhri. Proceeds to benefit the Human Rights Institute at Kean University and Water for South Sudan.
6:30-7:15 p.m. | STEM Auditorium
Admission is free and open to all members of the campus community and the general public. Faculty are encouraged to bring their classes.
7:15-7:45 p.m. | STEM Lobby
A Long Walk to Water Book Signing
Linda Sue Park's book, A Long Walk to Water, tells the true story of Dut's experience as a "lost boy" of South Sudan. Individuals can bring their own copy of the book or purchase one at the event to have it signed by Salva Dut.
Continue the conversation at the Human Rights Institute Conference, Half Empty: The Depths of the Global Water Crisis, on Friday, March 24.