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“On Her Shoulders” Film Screening
December 7, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
In honor of 70 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) invite you to a film screening of “On Her Shoulders” which explores the activism of 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad.
The film follows the life and activism of Nadia Murad who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this year, just after she received the Weintz Humanitarian award from HHI.
At only twenty-three years old, Nadia Murad’s life is a dizzying array of important undertakings—from giving testimony before the U.N. Security Council to visiting refugee camps to soul-bearing media interviews, emotionally draining speeches, and an endless succession of one-on-one meetings with top government officials. Though it all takes an enormous toll, this once ordinary girl has survived the 2014 genocide of the Yazidis in Northern Iraq and escaped sexual slavery at the hands of ISIS to become a relentless beacon of hope for her people.
Brief remarks and a reception in the FXB Atrium will follow the screening.
For a printable poster click here.
Read an interview with HHI’s Michael Van Rooyen about Murad and her fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner, Denis Mukwege.