Student Life

Lessons Learned Speaker Series


No Evil Project

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Alumni Hall
The No Evil Project is a day-long event to be held on Wednesday, April 6th, and incorporates photography and the self-selection of labels designed to prompt a deeper discussion about how we see ourselves and individuals as well as the world around us, and how accurate our perceptions truly are. A community building health and art activity, the goal of the No Evil Project is to bring together diverse groups and demonstrated people of all kinds are doing good things in the community and aren’t defined by their labels.

The day includes a panel discussion focused on tolerance and removing preconceived notions and stereotypes. The panel will include representatives of the Muslim, LGBT, Race, and disability communities. Panelists are:

Dr. Abdul Cader Asmal, past president of the Islamic Center of Boston in Wayland; a founding member of the Islamic Council of New England, and it Co-director of Communications

Craig Welton, State Director, Best Buddies Massachusetts, an organization dedicated to creating opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Paula Lima Jones, Racial Justice Program Manager, YWCA Boston

Ellyn Ruthstrom, Executive Director SpeakOUT Boston, the nation’s longest-running speaker’s bureau dedicated to the LGBT community

The panel discussion will be held from 12:30-1:45p.m. and moderated by Chris Shine of Boston radio station Magic 106.7. It is free and open to the public. Preregistration is required for the speaker series. Doors open/check-in begins at 12:15pm. Panel will commence at 12:30pm sharp.

(The day will begin with the No Evil Project creator, Troy B. Thompson, photographing students, faculty, and staff for the project from 10 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. Photographs will begin following the speaker series at 2 p.m. The day will culminate with a student based discussion at 4 p.m. Photographs are open to the entire Fisher College community and the student discussion is open to all students, no registration is required.)

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