On Wednesday Sept 25, from 3-5pm in the Willis Library Forum, UNT’s Model International Organization and Contemporary Arab+Muslim Cultural Studies Institute will co-host a panel on the current state of Syria. Panelists include Professors Emile Saliyeh (who will speak on the role of the international community), Ozlem Altiok (who will cover the impact of the conflict on Turkey, the Kurds, and refugees in general), Assad Naji (who will address the domestic side of the conflict in Syria), and Nancy Stockdale (who will provide insight on the US response). Each panelist will speak for 15-20 minutes, and then there will be a 40-minute Q&A. The event is free, and all are welcome to attend.
Whether you are new to the University of North Texas or newly inspired to advocate for human rights, there are no shortage of ways to participate. Below are four student groups aimed at changing our world for the better.
- Students Against Trafficking and Slavery (SATS): The purpose of this organization is to raise awareness of modern-day slavery in our community by providing information to students and others concerning this global issue. We will host events and fundraisers in order to raise awareness and money to donate to organizations that help victims of slavery, domestically and internationally. As an alliance we are also committed to taking an active service approach by volunteering our time with anti-human trafficking organizations.
- Invisible Children Club: A university chapter of the non-profit Invisible Children, a movement aimed at ending Africa’s longest-running war, freeing the child soldiers forced to fight it, and rebuilding what over two decades of war has destroyed in Northern Uganda. Invisible Children is a social, political and global movement using the transformative power of story to change lives. The Schools for Schools (S4S) program emerged from Invisible Children Uganda’s overarching goal to help rebuild the standards of secondary education in northern Uganda. By delving to the root of local development issues and improving education holistically from the ground up, we are able to help foster long-term change in the quality of education in the region through a variety of implementation practices. Schools for Schools is a competition is which our club would compete against other universities and high schools to raise money for our partner school in Uganda.
- Amnesty International (UNT Chapter): Standing up for human rights for over 50 years.
- UNiTE: To End Violence Against Women: Promoting a message of gender equality as a focal point to ending all forms of violence against women and girls in every aspect of our lives.
Did I miss any? Let me know via comments on this post.