'Forced to Flee: Dalia Ziada’s Story of Courage'
The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University is sponsoring a lecture by Egyptian human rights activist Dalia Ziada on Feb. 7.
Dalia Ziada has been advocating for peace in the Israel-Hamas war.
“Forced to Flee: Dalia Ziada’s Story of Courage” takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, in Room L112.
Egyptian human rights activist Ziada is an award-winning writer and political analyst specializing in governance, geopolitics and defense policy in the Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean. Zaida co-founded the Cairo-based Liberal Democracy Institute and also serves as the executive director of the Center for Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean Studies.
After the Oct. 7 terrorist attacks by Hamas on civilians in Israel, Ziada expressed support for Israel and has advocated for peace. Her public stance led to death threats that forced her to leave Egypt. Zaida currently lives outside of Egypt in an undisclosed location.
Light supper will be provided for all participants. Pre-registration is required. To register, contact the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University at 609-652-4699. The event is cosponsored by the American Jewish Committee of Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey, the Board of Jewish Education of Atlantic & Cape May Counties, and the Jewish Federation of Atlantic & Cape May Counties.