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Lecture | Inspirational session

Diversity & Personal growth

  • Babah Tarawally
Thursday 19 April 2018
Plexus Student Centre
Kaiserstraat 25
2311 GN Leiden
Meeting Point

The Meeting Point, in collaboration with the Diversity Office, will be hosting a series of monthly inspirational talks in which successful writers, lawyers, artists, scientists, and doctors from international and migrant backgrounds. How did they find their way in Dutch society? What opportunities did they encounter? They will be sharing their inspirational stories and ideas with students and staff of Leiden University. Sessions will take place on the 3rd Thursday of every month (except in July and August).

The first guest speaker is Babah Tarawally.
Come, listen, learn and share!

About the guest speaker
Babah Tarawally (Sierra Leone, 1972) is a writer and columnist and works a a trainer for various organisations that connect refugees and Dutch citizens. In 1995 he fled from Sierra Leone. His first novel was published in 2010, De god met de blauwe ogen (The Blue-Eyed God). In his second novel, De verloren hand (The Lost Hand, 2016) he takes the reader on a journey to the world of asylum seekers and their struggles to overcome their traumas.

For whom
(Prospective) students, alumni and staff members of Leiden University


17:30 Welcome and registration
18:00 – 19:00 Session
19:00 – 20:00 Discussion and networking
Snacks and drinks are provided.

Diversity Office


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