On Wednesday, Dr. Victoria J. Mora, UWC-USA’s fifth president, will keynote a panel on the transformative power of education. The event is free and open to the public and you can register to join the event on the UWC Hub or watch live on the UWC Facebook page.
The panel takes place at 9:00 am Mountain Time on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.
In her opening remarks, Victoria will speak about how the power of youth and the power of stories are intertwined: “A good story recounts the journey a person has taken. The more humble the beginnings, the more interesting and compelling the story. But journeys rarely take place without help.”
This talk is in collaboration with UWC’s new partner RISE, an initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust. The webinar will involve a panel of three UWC alumni, who came to UWC from refugee backgrounds, sharing their stories and exploring the different ways their UWC education impacted their journey of working for and supporting change in their home communities. One of the panelists, Fatima Arabzada, is also a UWC-USA alumna from the class of 2012.
The discussion and Q&A will be moderated by Al Jazeera journalist Zaheena Rasheed (UWC Mahindra College, 2004-2006).