John Prendergast at Kean University 2016

Student & Celebrity Activism: A Conversation with John Prendergast

10.31.16

Kean University's Anne Evans Estabrook Human Rights Senior Fellow, John Prendergast, will be in Kean’s classrooms this week, lending his expertise in the field of human rights advocacy. The acclaimed human rights advocate and best-selling author will present Success Stories: Student and Celebrity Activism on Thursday, November 3, from 3:30–5 p.m. at the Miron Student Center Little Theatre.

Prendergast has pursued two paths to making an impact: locally as a mentor and a "Big Brother" to kids whose fathers are absent, and globally through his work for human rights in Africa. In this free event, co-sponsored by the Human Rights Institute and the Office of Student Government, Prendergast will share personal accounts of his experiences in Africa and his work with celebrities, and offer ways to affect change. Prendergast will explore the many ways that students across various disciplines can contribute to worldwide peace efforts.

Admission to all of the events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, November 2

2 - 3:30 p.m.  
Meet-and-Greet with Design Students
• Open to Design Studio / K-Labs students only. 
Faculty: Dawnmarie McDermid
GLAB 509

3:30-4:30 p.m.
Campus Conflict-Free Initiative
Contact: Janice Kroposky (Human Rights Institute)
HRI 207

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Success Stories: Student and Celebrity Activism  
Faculty: Dr. Dennis Klein 
HRI 201

6–7 p.m.
End Genocide in Africa, Stop the War Profiteers 
Faculty: Dr. Bok Gyo Jeong (Master of Public Administration)
Holocaust Resource Center

Thursday, November 3
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Success Stories: Change and Transformation
• Open to Diversity Council members only
Learning Community Charter School, Jersey City

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Success Stories: Student and Celebrity Activism 
Faculty: Rebecca Scott
EC 156

12:45-1:45 p.m.       
Success Stories: Student and Celebrity Activism 
Faculty: Rebecca Scott
EC 156

2–3 p.m.        
Success Stories: Student and Celebrity Activism  
Faculty: Dr. Dennis Klein 
HRI 201

For more information, contact the Human Rights Institute at humanrights@kean.edu or (908) 737-4670.