Contact: Sarah Jerger, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where and when: Perry Hall, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
The MFA in Emergent Media presents…
Student, peace activist and organizer of BREAKAWAY youth summer camps.
Read Jabari’s bio.
When and where: 5:30 p.m. Perry Presentation Room: Silent Auction 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Presentation 6:30 pm
Each event will feature a closing reception open to attendees with pizza and beverage provided.
Mahmoud Jabari is a Communications Major undergraduate student at Champlain College. He is Youth Ambassador to the UK based organization of Children of Peace. He is a social activist, as he implements and helps others’ small projects that enable teenagers and youths to speak up about their opinions, learn about new media, and connect to global issues and youths in other parts of the world in a way that strengthens understanding and dialogue principles between cultures and nations.
He was elected and served as the Youth Mayor of the city of Hebron (2005-2008). He has worked as freelance journalist and as a youth reporter and photojournalist for World Youth News and Aljazeera Talk from 2008 until 2011 in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, where he covered clashes and tense actions in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Mahmoud’s journalistic activism is part of his believe in positive change and peace, which youth from different nations can make together through journalism and dialogue.
Mahmoud has been a peace activist since 2007, working to promote by spreading the importance of listening and understanding each other in order to enable ourselves to share an effort for a better and peaceful life, based on understanding each others’ rights and duties as people who share the same land and the same future.
His philosophy about activism: Youths – from all cultures and nations – are able to overcome all kinds of political, religious, and cultural borders and become unified together based on human soul, and shared dreams to make the change they want, and create the world that they want to see themselves and the next generations living in.
In 2012, Mahmoud developed and implemented a series of summer camps for youth in the city of Hebron, Palestine. The summer camps were successfully used as a vehicle to deliver the BREAKAWAY game about preventing violence against women to over 130 young people in the region. In Spring 2012, Mahmoud was also 1 of 11 young people to give a talk at TEDxTeen in New York City.