Empower - The Campaign for Northeastern University


Called to Action: Lessons on Faith, Activism and Purpose


Helen Bennett: Organizer - Ayni Institute/Momentum Community, Moishe Kavod Jewish Social Justice House 

Ayesha Kazmi - Community Organizer - Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC)

Nika Elugardo, MPP, JD: Director of Applied Research - Emmanuel Gospel Center

Melanie Cherng: POC Practice Leader - Cambridge Insight Meditation Center 


What drives your passion to pursue social justice? In what ways do your faith or values align or conflict with these passions?
This program will highlight the experiences of social justice leaders who identify with their faith, spirituality or religious communities, and address the challenges and tensions that can occur when conflicting values arise between faith traditions and social activism. Join us to hear four local leaders discuss how their personal connection to their faith tradition, religious community or spirituality fuels their commitment to social justice work. The panel discussion will be followed by an interactive workshop led by student leaders from a variety of faith and social activist communities on campus. 


Dinner to be provided. RSVP on Facebook


Please note that this space is wheelchair accessible (with an elevator) and if you require disability-related accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Nadav David at david.n@husky.neu.edu.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

John D. O'Bryant African-American Institute, 2nd Floor Study Space 40 Leon Street

Event Type

Panel/Roundtable Discussion


Student Affairs

Sponsoring Organization

Students Against Institutional Discrimination, Center for Spirituality Dialogue and Service, Social Justice Resource Center, Center for Intercultural Engagement, LEAD 360

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