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Description: Join us for an evening celebrating South Africa and Mandela's Legacy Film screening and discussion with ESC alumni Shireen Badat'19 and Jason Torreano'14. In addition to the film, you'll also be able to learn more about how you can visit South Africa in 2020!
More Info: Refreshments will be served.
This event is sponsored by ESC in cooperation with Inkululeko and Global Youth Connect.

Bios for the presenters:
Shireen Badat'19 was born in Apartheid South Africa, Shireen Badat currently lives in Manhattan where she is studying Nonprofit Management at Columbia University's School of Professional Studies. A community development and advocacy activist, Shireen has been involved in community activism since her teenage years. She is passionate about youth development and ten years ago founded Upstart Youth Project, an idea she had to serve socially marginalized youth and turned into a fully functioning, sustainable organization that has grown by leaps and bounds serving hundreds of young people from across the community in South Africa. Shireen serves on the board of Inkululeko, a nonprofit that serves motivated students to work collaboratively to fully realize and unlock their potential in an under-served community in Makhanda (Grahamstown), South Africa.
Jason Torreano is a 2014 alumnus with his MA in Liberal Studies. He is the Founder and Executive Director of Inkululeko. In that role, he collaborates with staff in South Africa to help township of Makhanda (Grahamstown), South Africa youth finish high school and move on to university. He is a Collaborator specializing in working across cultures and time zones; believing that everybody gets a seat at the table.
Date: 11/21/2019
Time: 6:00pm
Location: SUNY Empire State College
177 Livingston St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Cost: free
Contact Name: Kimberly Neher
Contact Phone: 518-581-5380
Contact E-mail: kimberly.neher@esc.edu