We are excited to invite you to join us for another installment of Nonviolence International’s Wednesday webinar series We Are All Part of One Another.
On July 1st from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT (14:30-16:00 GMT) we will hold a discussion on...
"People Power and Democracy in Sudan"
This interactive webinar is scheduled to feature presentations by Sudanese and Sudanese-American leaders who have been involved in the successful grassroots revolution Sudan experienced during the winter/spring of 2019 as well as the country's continued democratic transition. Speakers are Anthony A. Haggar from the Haggar Group, Sudanese civil society activist Asma Ismail Ahmed, Sudanese-American journalist and human rights activist Jalelah Sophia Ahmed, and progressive leader US Representative Pramila Jayapal. Our host will be Michael Beer, Executive Director of Nonviolence International.
Pramila Jayapal is a US Representative and has been a long time US leader highlighting the importance of human rights, democracy and peace in Sudan. She currently is working to de-list Sudan from the US government designation of Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism and to increase US diplomatic and economic support for the transition government.
Anthony A. Haggar is a Sudanese professional who is currently the CEO of the Haggar Group. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University (Washington) and diplomas from INSEAD (Fontainebleau). He has played an important role in transitioning the family business to its present hybrid form, blending the people and social focus of a family business with the best practices and discipline of a successful multinational company.
Asma Ismail Ahmed is a Sudanese civil society activist. Asma's activism and professional work have been focused on promoting democratic governance and the rule of law. She worked on a number of civil society campaigns and initiatives focusing on issues related to enhancing the participation of civil society in political and peace processes, electoral and constitution-making processes, peacebuilding, as well as youth development and political participation.
Jalelah Sophia Ahmed is a proud Sudanese American journalist and human rights activist. She is a recent graduate of the Penn State School of International Affairs. Her concentration is in East African Affairs Conflict Resolution and Development. She has over ten years of experience as a journalist and has worked at Fox News in Houston, Texas, Al Jazeera America in New York City as a weather anchor, McClatchy Tribune, and AccuWeather. She completed her undergraduate studies from the Pennsylvania State University in 2011, with two degrees, her first in International Relations and her second in Broadcast Journalism. Jalelah has appeared on Fox News, CBS News, NBC News, AccuWeather, NFL Network, and many other American and international television programs. She is an empathetic, culturally fluent writer and savvy digital media professional. She has traveled to over 55 countries and plans on visiting the rest when she has time. She can play the piano and violin and has two small dogs named after characters from The Godfather, Sonny Corleone, and Luca Brasi. She’s most passionate about the reproductive rights of women as well as accessibility and acceptance of the LGBTQ community. Her pronouns are she, her and hers.
Michael Beer has been the Executive Director of Nonviolence International since 1998. Michael is a global activist for human rights, minority rights, and argues against war and casino capitalism. He has trained activists in many countries, including Myanmar, Kosovo, Tibet, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, India, Zimbabwe, and the United States. He is a frequent public speaker on nonviolence and has been broadcast on CSPAN, CNN, and other major media outlets. Michael is the co-parent of two children with his life partner, Latanja.
One year after the successful overthrow of the thirty-year-old Omar al-Bashir dictatorship, Nonviolence International will host Sudanese and Sudanese-American leaders in a discussion about the country's nonviolent revolution and the current situation facing the Sudanese people and their government. Sudanese professionals, civil society activists, and journalists will share their hopes and plans for Sudan's future and articulate ways in which the international community, and specifically the USA, can help.
Through these timely webinars, Nonviolence International will educate, inspire, and build a strong community as we work for a better world. We celebrate the visionary work of these passionate leaders and look forward to sharing the inspiration with all of you.
Over the coming months, we will be hosting an impressive range of nonviolent activists, thinkers, and leaders. We hope that you will make our new webinar series a regular part of your schedule. Each episode you will hear a powerful story of how people are using creative nonviolence in these difficult days.
We look forward to an interactive and inspirational webinar series.