Lara-Zuzan Golesorkhi, political science, will join a group of more than 40 United Nations Global Fellows from 33 countries who are being featured at a Global Summit at the UN and recognized for their work in their communities on Saturday, September 22. Golesorkhi will be attending the event at the UN that day, but her colleague Anne Santiago, political science, will oversee a livestream for students, faculty, and staff to watch that day from 9 t0 11 a.m. in Franz Hall room 120. All are welcome to attend and learn more about Golesorkhi’s work helping Muslim women refugees in Europe.
In 2016 Golesorkhi founded a non-profit in her native Germany to help refugee Muslim women enter the workforce and to fight discrimination by potential employers. The questions about whether women can wear hijabs or other types of veils has been a contentious one in Germany. Golesorkhi’s NGO, which is all-volunteer operated, educates women refugees in basic job search skills, from creating a resume to job interview skills. They also do workshops on diversity for employers and awareness campaigns for the general public.
For more information contact Santiago at firstname.lastname@example.org.