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IN CONVERSATION WITH NOBEL LAUREATE NADIA MURAD
September 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
“From the Front Lines: Human Rights, Sex Trafficking, and the Survival of the Yazidi People”
Lutheran Family Services is honored to present this event with the University of Nebraska’s E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues.
Nadia Murad, co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, is a leading advocate for survivors of genocide and sexual violence. Nadia’s peaceful life was savagely interrupted in 2014 when Daesh attacked her homeland in Sinjar—to ethnically cleanse Iraq of all Yazidis. Like many minority groups, the Yazidis have carried the weight of historical persecution. Women, in particular, have suffered much, as they have been, and continue to be victims of sexual violence.
Much of Murad’s advocacy work is focused on meeting with global leaders to raise awareness about Daesh and its genocidal campaign against the Yazidi people. Nadia is the President and Chairman of Nadia’s Initiative which actively works to persuade governments and other organizations to support efforts to rebuild the Yazidi homeland financially.
A pre-talk will be delivered by Stacy Martin, President and CEO of Lutheran Family Services, at 5:30 p.m. in the Steinhart Room of the Lied Center for Performing Arts. All pre-talks are free and open to the public.
All E. N. Thompson Forum events are free but ticketed. Tickets can be reserved at: https://tickets.liedcenter.org/2100/2101
For more information, visit our website at: https://enthompson.unl.edu
The E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues is a cooperative project of the Cooper Foundation, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Lied Center for Performing Arts.