April 2, 2015
Co-hosted by the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC, WVN hosted the event The Power, Danger, and Responsibility of Voice on Thursday evening in Doheney Memorial Library. Beginning with a screening of the award-winning film about sexual harassment in Morocco "Breaking the Silence: Moroccans Speak Out!" from WVN's 2014 film festival, the event centered on the abilities and limitations of dialogue to effect change.
A panel discussion followed the screening of the film, featuring Zaid Abu Hamdan, writer and director of Bahiya & Mahmoud; Roopashree Jeevaji, actor in Words with Gods; Sherman Jackson, King Faisal Chair in Islamic Thought and Culture; and Muslema Purmul, co-founder and scholar-in-residence at Safa Center for Research and Education. The panel was moderated by Dan Schnur, executive director of the Unruh Institute, and Rebecca Siegel, lifestyle assignments editor at the Daily Trojan.
For more coverage of the event in the Daily Trojan, click here.