Date(s) - 12/01/2018
Somerville Public Library
Center for Arabic Culture, Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT & Somerville Public Library Present
Date and Time: Saturday Dec. 1, 2018 @ 3 pm
Location: Somerville public Library 79 Highland Ave. Somerville, Ma 02143
Free to the public.
Screening will be followed with light reception and panel discussion featuring:
Ruth Faris, LICSW, CAC Secretary of the Board
Ruth is a clinical social worker and therapist in Somerville, MA. Ruth worked for many years in human resources, focusing on Employee Assistance, management coaching, and career development, so she brings that enhanced understanding of the workplace to my work. She is a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator practitioner and use this tool as appropriate. Closest to her heart, She is devoted to yoga.
Aida Bardissi is a recent graduate from Boston University where she studied International Affairs, focusing on the MENA region with a Cultural Anthropology lens. She has dedicated a large part of her life to the MIST Boston community, where she took the role of Workshop Chair. As Workshop Chair, Aida identified the aspects of her community that needed development, and created workshops that would properly communicate this information to the students. After completing her second year of college, Aida worked as an intern with the DC-based activist group Codepink, where she was responsible for organizing a conference to discuss the relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia. Upon returning to Boston, Aida found that her passions led her more to domestic issues revolving around immigration. She pursued an internship as the ACLU’s first Racial Intern, where she created and taught a curriculum for high school students in Boston’s urban communities to begin to understand the intersections of identity. Most recently, Aida interned with Boston University’s Forced Migration and Human Trafficking Initiative, where academic and student-based events are created to address current issues of immigration.