Dinner Discussion with the Nile Project
THC 310, Commons
The Nile Project is a cultural, geo-political and environmental initiative. Join us to share food and stories with the artists while learning skills needed to create change in your communities.
This event is FREE, however space is limited and RSVPs are required to attend. Open to students, faculty and staff. Click here to RSVP.
Do musicians have an important role to play in shaping a peaceful and sustainable future for the Nile Basin? Mina Girgis, founder and executive director of The Nile Project thinks so. During this dinner discussion, Girgis shares how his passion for sound prompted him to start an initiative aimed at transforming the water conflict in the Nile Basin through music, youth leadership and innovation. One of the world’s most iconic rivers, the Nile forms a complex socio-ecological system wrought with political, environmental, economic and social challenges. Girgis has developed a musically based model that proposes new ways for Nile citizens to view themselves and each other. It forwards alternative approaches for self-organization in an attempt to transform mindsets and human behavior.
As part of its 2017 US Tour, the Nile Project will be in residency at Modlin Center for the Arts March 22-24. For more information on events please visit modlin.richmond.edu.
About the Nile Project
The Nile Project is a nonprofit working to transform the water conflict in the Nile Basin from a hyper-political argument to a uniting conversation. Through cross-cultural musical collaborations, youth leadership development, and a network focusing on food sustainability, the Nile Project addresses the cultural and environmental challenges at the root of the Nile conflict. The project seeks to inspire, inform and empower Nile citizens to collaboratively sustain their shared ecosystem.
About Mina Girgis
Mina Girgis, Producer and CEO of the Nile Project, is an ethnomusicologist focused on cultivating new environments to learn, create and experience music. He specializes in curating and producing innovative musical collaborations across diverse styles.