A Little Media Coverage – قليلا من التغطية الإعلامية

Last night the footage from the Conference for Interfaith Dialogue that I attended was aired.

The video is in Arabic, but here is a brief description of what you see in the clip.
The conference began with a welcoming ceremony that included Islamic chanting. You can see in the video fellow Fulbrighter Amanda and her host dad and conference organizer, Lotfi at the front of the room.

The video then jumps to our visit to a local elementary school. Students were asked to draw pictures representing waht peace between religions and civilizations means to them. (The majority of kids drew pictures of doves.) A few conference organizers looked through the drawings, chose the “best” and gave those kids wrapped gifts.

In the next clip, you can see our visit in Rissani to the tomb of Moulay Cherif, the founder of the current Alouite dynasty.

Next is our round table discussion on the importance of interfaith dialogue. I’m the one doing all the writing in a black turtleneck.

Then Amanda gives an interview, there is a description of a documentary that Lotfi produced (four American students and four Moroccan students live together, The Real World style) and some footage of our visit to the walled fortress of Aufous.

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About Laura McAdams

Laura McAdams is a Master’s student at University of Pennsylvania studying International Educational Development. Her experience in the MENA region includes 15 months as a Fulbright student researcher to Fez and Ifrane, Morocco in 2010 and 2011. Her project was interested in understanding the disconnect between the policies of technology usage in education and the reality of how these policies unfold in the classroom. Summer 2012 she returned to the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco to work with a women’s weaving cooperative. She is excited to learn more about other countries in the MENA region and issues involving education policy and reform, technology usage in curriculums and gender equality in education. One of Laura’s lifelong goals is to one day be able to sit down and leisurely read a newspaper in Arabic.
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3 Responses to A Little Media Coverage – قليلا من التغطية الإعلامية

  1. Wow Laura, congratulations! You, Roger and Amanda are famous, and it looks like you were important members of the conference. Amanda, tabarakallah alik on the interview.

  2. This is great Laurs!

    What an important cause!

  3. Amy McAdams says:

    Famous!

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