Sunday, November 24, 2013

Peace Studies grad needs help after attack.

November 24, 2013 Here is the message. Goucher Peace Studies graduate Ahmed Tarik, '13, was assaulted three weeks ago in Towson. The attack was unprovoked and the attackers were perfect strangers. As a result of surgery for his fractured jaw, Ahmed now has huge medical bills and no insurance. A group of faculty, staff and students at Goucher are working to support him. We are looking for your help in fundraising and getting the word out. Ahmed was brought to Goucher in 2009 by a group of concerned students working with a project for vulnerable Iraqi undergraduates then living in Iraq. Ahmed has been a generous, thoughtful and hardworking member of our community, a friend to one and all, a listener and a caring older brother for many. He graduated from Goucher College with a degree in Peace Studies in the Spring of 2013. He is currently in the US on a student visa, which he maintains by working at an unpaid internship at the International Rescue Committee. Ahmed was already in a vulnerable situation before the attach, as he is in need of work- or graduate-school-related sponsorship, or he will be deported back to Iraq in June. A group of students, faculty and staff at Goucher is working to assist Ahmed. At this time, we are reaching out to the Baltimore community for help. We have set up an online donation location at ---its easy to remember, so tell everyone! On behalf of Ahmed and his friends, thank you for your support! Seble Dawit, LLM Associate Professor Peace Studies Program Goucher College Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218. Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski [at] Go to "The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs

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