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Eliza Dushku, Mother Speaking About Social Justice in Uganda

The Hollywood star will be at Brandeis University in Waltham in February to talk about THRIVE-Gulu.

 

Eliza Dushku will take time away from her television and film career to speak about one of her other passions – social justice in Uganda.

The Watertown High School grad and her mother Judy, will speak at Brandeis University about THRIVE-Gulu, the non-governmental organization they founded in Uganda to address issues of child soldiers and sex slavery and other post-conflict issues.

The talk will be the keynote address during Brandies' Ethics Center and the Student Union "social justice festival on Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.

The Brandeis University's International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life's has the following release on its web site about the event:

The Ethics Center and the Student Union present Brandeis University's second annual weeklong "festival of social justice." Students, professors, clubs, and academic departments have planned dozens of events throughout the week, featuring talks, artmaking workshops, performances, exhibits, and discussions

Keynote: Uganda By Way of Boston & Hollywood: A Social Justice Journey
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: Levin Ballroom, Usdan

Eliza Dushku (star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse, Tru Calling, and Bring it On, along with many other films and shows) and her mother Judy Dushku (professor of politics at Suffolk University), will discuss their work as founders of THRIVE-Gulu, a non-governmental organization in Uganda that addresses issues of child soldiers and sex slavery and other post-conflict issues in Uganda. Read more about their phenomenal journey of turning passion into action.

For ticket information (keynote only), click here.

For up-to-the-minute information about the week's events, click here.

Sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Union and the Ethics Center, with the generous support of The Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice.

All events are free and open to the public. RSVP on Facebook (optional). Questions? Contact ethics@brandeis.edu.

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