Farai Gonzo to Host Lecture Titled 'The Power of Positivism'

In celebration of International Week, the UA Scholars at Risk committee will host a lecture titled "The Power of Positivism (Turning Bad Situations for the Best)" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in SCEN 408.

Farai Gonzo, a Zimbabwean journalist, will serve as the lecturer for this event. Gonzo holds degrees in international relations. She worked for more than 15 years as a journalist in Zimbabwe, but was forced to leave her country after she was tortured and her life was threatened for criticizing the government. She is currently completing a doctoral program in social justice, peace building, and conflict resolution in Canada.

The event is sponsored by the UA Scholars at Risk committee and co-sponsored by the African and African American Studies Program, the Asian and Asian American Studies Program, Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, International Studies Program, Middle East Studies Program, Latin American and Latino Studies Program, and the Department of Journalism.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact the UA Scholars at Risk committee chair, professor Luis Fernando Restrepo, at lrestr@uark.edu or 479-575-2951.

Contacts

Luis Fernando Restrepo, professor of Spanish
World Languages, Literatures and Cultures
479-575-7580, lrestr@uark.edu

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