Tuesday, February 21 – East-West University Take Back Give Back Congressman Danny K. Davis Speaks at event

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You are cordially invited to attend this insightful presentation on behalf of East-West University Chicago.

Complete Video

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PRESS RELEASE

East-West University Event on Violence in Chicago, “Take Back, Give Back”

     On Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from noon to 2:00 p.m. East-West University will be holding a special event and discussion on Violence in Chicago, “Take Back – Give Back”. The focus is for students to be more aware of the issues of violence, and to become involved in their communities. The event is sponsored by Hilton Chicago at 720 South Michigan.

     The program is being developed by the Student Ambassadors of East-West University.  There will be a panel of speakers, including Congressman Danny K. Davis of the 7th Congressional District of Illinois; Mrs. Cleo Pendleton, mother of Hadiya Pendleton who was shot and killed in 2013; and Mr. Andrew Wheeler, a Social Worker and Patient/Family Support Coordinator at the Department of Trauma at Cook County’s Stroger Hospital. Afterwards, there will be a question and answer session.   Several students from East-West will also make presentations focusing on violence.  We are anticipating about 200 students who will have discussion groups at the end of the program.  Feedback from the students will be summarized in a report for distribution.

     “East-West University is pleased and honored to be presenting this event with students taking a major role in developing, participating and leading the discussions,” said Dr. M. Wasiullah Khan, Chancellor of the University. “Institutions of higher education should take an active role to engage their students to take the lead in defining solutions to this problem. This is why East-West University is committed to do programs such as this.”

     Also, as a follow-up to this event the Student Ambassadors will review feedback from the students and identify areas in which the students can get involved. Also, in the coming months, East-West will be having events focusing on other areas of violence.

     East-West University is a private, non-profit, non-denominational, accredited institution of higher learning. Since its founding in 1980, the University has been dedicated to providing quality affordable education to students from all racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds and to benefit students from underserved communities. Almost 80% of East-West students are from low-income families. More than 50 percent of East-West students are first in their families to attend college. Consistent with its commitment to make higher education affordable, the University has maintained one of the lowest tuitions among private colleges in Illinois.

 

ON AIR NEWS COVERAGE

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Presenter: Panel of speakers, including Congressman Danny K. Davis

Title: Take Back, Give Back: A Non-Violence event
Date:
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Time:
12pm 2 PM
Location:
Hilton Chicago

Continental Ballroom (Enter at the 8th Street entrance)
720 South Michigan
Chicago | IL 60605

For additional Information please contact

Ghada Morrar | ghada@eastwest.edu

Barbara Abrajano | 312.939.0111 ext 1819

Dr. Carolyn Stevenson | 312.939.0111 ext 1410