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Saturday, November 28 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Keeping Your Heart In It: Steadfastness and Motivation in the Darkest and Most Difficult Times

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Our work often does not bear fruit immediately. Our morale and motivation is constantly fluctuating based on the environment on campus and what’s happening in Palestine. We are in a moment where the student movement is becoming more powerful and successful, yet the situation in Palestine is worsening by the minute. How do we reconcile this and continue our work with strength and steadfastness? Listen to Mohamed Soltan, an Egyptian-American Palestine activist who was on a hunger strike in Egyptian prison for more than a year as he discusses how he persevered and overcame the most difficult of times.

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Nashiha Alam

Nashiha Alam is a student at Loyola University Chicago studying Women's and Gender Studies. She is a leader at Students for Justice Loyola and worked with the Loyola Divest coalition, pressuring the university to divest from corporations profiting off the Israeli occupation. Miss... Read More →

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Mohamad Soltan

Mohamed Soltan, is an Egyptian-American activist. Mr. Soltan graduated from Ohio State University in 2012 and was arrested with other Egyptian journalists in Cairo in 2013. Mohamed spent 21 months in Egyptian prisons, 16 of which he went on a hunger strike to protest his illegal detainment... Read More →

Saturday November 28, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm CST
Ballroom H

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