ISIS-INSPIRED WAR IN MARAWI: ENGAGING SCHOOL HUNGER AND BUILDING FRIENDSHIP AND PEACE IN MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES

Bienvenido F. Nebres is a Filipino scientist, mathematician, and Jesuit who was the longest-serving university president of the Ateneo de Manila University. Together with Synergeia Foundation and Gawad Kalinga Foundation, Fr. Nebres has been working with schools and communities in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) since 2004. This work gives a perspective on the challenges and possibilities for understanding and peace in Mindanao from the ground -- a different perspective from peace panels and usual national discourse. In the aftermath of the Marawi war, Gawad Kalinga has committed to provide a meal a day for all the children in the Marawi elementary schools for the coming year - at present 5,000 but up to 20,000 as families return from evacuation centers. This school feeding program provides a platform for groups to engage the children and the community in sports, art, trauma counseling. It is a platform for understanding, friendship and peace. 

Reception will follow presentation at 5pm.

Tuesday, February 13 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Healey Family Student Center, Herman Room
3700 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20057

Event Type

Student Events, Social Justice

Audience

Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Public

Departments

Provost, Office of the, Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service, Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation

Cost

No

Hashtag

#HoyasForOthers

Presenter

Father Ben Nebres, SJ

Open to the public and the press?

Yes

Event Contact Name

Andria Wisler

Event Contact Email

andria.wisler@georgetown.edu

Accommodations Contact Name

Caitlin Miller

Accommodations Contact Email

Caitlin.Miller@georgetown.edu

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