Starr Forum: Where Powers Live
Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Building E40, 496 Pye Conference Room
1 AMHERST ST, Cambridge, MA 02142
A film that chronicles the lives of indigenous faith believers in Nigeria, and the discriminatory attitudes they face.
About the speaker:
Shola Lawal, a Nigerian journalist, is the writer, producer, and director of the recently released film “Where Powers Live.” She is the recipient of the 2019 International Women’s Media Foundation’s (IWMF) Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship, which brought her to MIT as a research associate at the MIT Center for International Studies, and provides journalism stays at The Boston Globe and The New York Times. She reports on issues of humanity and injustice, including the women’s rights movement in Nigeria, migrants in Libya, forest reserves in Ghana, political upheaval in Togo, the Boko Haram conflict, and the migrant crisis in Mexico and the US.
The film is about 15 minutes in length and will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with Shola Lawal.
A light lunch will be served.
Co-sponsors: MIT Center for International Studies, MIT-Africa Forum
Free & open to the public | Light lunch served
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