Willimantic, Conn – On Nov. 5, Maryam Elahi, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, came to Eastern Connecticut State University to discuss human rights to Eastern students.
“I do think there is a light at the end of the tunnel,” said Elahi, as she discussed the importance of getting involved in human rights groups. She encouraged students to get involved in groups that are focused on human rights, women’s rights, child labor and other issues that the world continues to face daily. Elahi also emphasized the importance of taking advantage of our right to vote. “People have fought and died for your right to vote – don’t take it lightly,” she said.
Elahi described her career path, including groups she has worked with during her college days and since. “All I ask is that you get involved. There mere fact that you are involved does make a change,” said Elahi.