Meaningful Conversations
Feb 26, 2021
Aziz Abu Sarah
Meaningful Conversations

We welcome Aziz back!

Aziz visited our club three weeks ago and we heard  mostly about the traveling  aspect of his life and perhaps we will her more, but Aziz’s life is much more diverse. He has been described as both a peace activist, and a patriot, a journalist, and an entrepreneur. Aziz  has been recognized for his conflict resolution work in such disparate places as Colombia and Afghanistan and by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for his work in global conflict resolution. He has received multiple awards including the Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East from the Institute of International Education, the Solidar Silver Rose Award at the European Parliament, Eisenhower Medallion from People to People International. As a TED fellow, he has lectured at venues in the United States and around the world.

Within the context of Meaningful Conversations, Aziz ‘stories of life experiences and his expertise in working with incredibly challenging situations will be inspiring and thought provoking. His stories may generate some ideas of options one has when engaging in what sometimes may be controversial activities related to supporting and promoting diversity, equality, and inclusion.
I believe that if you're not doing something, then you accept reality, and if you accept reality, then you agree with the fact that the only solution is for us to keep killing each other. It's hard for me to understand how you can accept something like that. One should do whatever he or she can to change the situation. Even if there is a tiny bit of hope, I think it is better to try to do something than sit there and do nothing. - Aziz Abu Sarah