The Lisska Center for Scholarly Engagement welcomes Jenn Reyes '15, who will give a presentation about her experiences with the Davis Project for Peace and the Humanity in Action Fellowship at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, in room 114 of F.W. Olin Science Hall (100 Sunset Hill).
Reyes travelled to the country of Jordan for her Davis Peace Project “Bridging the Gap: Empowerment Camp for Migrant Children” and to Berlin, Germany, on a Humanity in Action Fellowship. Davis Projects for Peace follow the vision of Kathryn Wasserman Davis, a lifelong internationalist and philanthropist. Upon turning 100 years old, Dr. Davis created and provided funding for the program “to help young people launch some immediate initiatives that could bring new thinking to the prospects for peace in the world.” Denison is a member of the Davis United World College Scholars Program, which is the world's largest, privately funded, international scholarship program–supporting more than 2,500 undergraduates from 152 nations.
The objective of the Humanity in Action Fellowship programs is to facilitate a collective exploration of the social and political roots of discrimination, as well as to provide a forum where potential solutions to some of today's most challenging issues can be considered and discussed. The programs are also intended to instill a responsibility among Humanity in Action Fellows to recognize and address the need to protect minorities and promote human rights–in their own communities and around the world.