The Hebrew Culture Club and the African Student Association of NJIT will jointly sponsor a talk by Zion Uness, an Ethiopian-Israeli, about his exodus from Ethiopia. The event, set for Tuesday, April 20, 2010, from 4-5 p.m. in Ballroom B on the second floor of the NJIT Campus Center, will be in honor of Israel Independence Day. Refreshments will be available. The free talk is open to the public.
Uness will speak about his walk at the age of seven from Ethiopia to Sudan and from Sudan to Israel and the awe he felt during his travels.
Uness was born in 1977 in Ethiopia. He eventually served in the infantry of the Israeli Defense Force and later received a degree in occupational therapy from the University of Haifa. Since then, he has worked to improve Ethiopian-Israeli education and community life, and has spoken widely about Ethiopian Jewry at Jewish community centers, film festivals, and universities.
For more information about the event, contact Oscar Bueno, president of the Hebrew Culture Club at firstname.lastname@example.org.