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An Evening with Mohamed Abubakr

  • Wilder 101 135 West Lorain Street Oberlin, OH, 44074 United States (map)

Oberlin Zionists is sponsoring an evening and conversation with peace activist Mohamed Abubakr. The event will take place Tuesday, February 7th in Wilder Hall 101

Mohamed Salih Abubaker Salih is the founder of The African Middle Eastern Leadership Project (AMEL, Arabic for "hope"), the first American-based NGO seeking to empower millennial leaders from the Middle East and Africa to build pluralistic societies, advocating for policies in Washington that can both help achieve these ends and serve U.S. national interests.

Mohamed is a civil and human rights activist from Sudan with over 10 years of experience in the non-profit sector, including co-founding the SudanAid Association, at the age of 14, aiding more than 1,500 children and other vulnerable groups.

Mohamed has most notably been involved with the YaLa Young Leaders Middle East Peace Movement since its inception. As the Regional Chapter Director for Sudan and Egypt he has mentored hundreds of youths from across the Arab world as they engage in online dialogue and training with young Israelis.

Mohamed's talk will be faciliated by a member of Oberlin Zionists and will cover interfaith relations in Israel, as well as the realities of the BDS movement.

Earlier Event: February 7
Harry Enten Lecture
Later Event: February 11
Tu Bishvat Seder and Havdalah