GES Day 2013 Workshop Sign-Up

A world-wide celebration of the values the Global Engagement Summit (GES) embodied through a day of workshops and a keynote address at Northwestern University. All events will be held on Saturday, February 23rd in the McCormick Tribune Center and Fisk Hall. GES provides the opportunity for delegates across the globe to engage in critical discussion and think about how to do good well, network with passionate individuals and thought leaders and develop skills and capacity to implement change-based projects.
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Lunch and #MyJihad Presentation: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch will be provided by Pita Inn. MyJihad is a student organized public education campaign that seeks to share the proper meaning of Jihad as believed and practiced by the majority of Muslims. The greatest Jihad is that of the self, a fact often ignored by, or unknown to, many. In more than one sense, Jihad is more about peace and education than anything else. The highest form of scholarly pursuit (the complex, tiring but important scholarly work of Muslims to decipher their faith and its relation to the world around them) is referred to in Islam as ijtehad which by no coincidence is derived from the same root word as Jihad (jahada meaning “to exert effort.”) Jihad is a personal commitment to service, patience, determination, and taking the higher road, as such, it tasks us with confronting our own weaknesses, vices, and shortcomings; it is about taking personal responsibility.


Workshop Block A: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM

#MyJihad Campaign: Redefining Society Through Social Media Facilitated By: Angie Emara and Saleha Jabeen MTC Conscious Capitalism: The Impact of For-Profits in Social Change Facilitated By: Dennis Barsema, Board Member of Impact Engine & Professor at NIU MTC



Workshop Block B: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Design for Social Change Facilitated By: Sarah Malin and Emi Day, The Third Teacher Plus by Cannon Design MTC Harnessing People Power: Community Organizing for the Greater Good Facilitated By: Jim Fields, Coalition for the Homeless MTC



Closing Keynote Address by Maya Cohen

Executive Director of GlobeMed


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