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Political Elections, Democracy, Economy, and Youth in Africa
February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Current Politics, Economic Development, and Youth in Africa, a talk by Pastor Toli Krua. Co-Sponsored by the Department of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies, the Northeastern School of Law, the Northeastern African Student Organization, and the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute.
Torli Krua Biography
A pastor and human rights activist, Torli Krua, a refugee of the Liberian Civil War settled in Boston in 1990. He was instrumental in lobbying with US congressmen and policymakers to increase the quota of refugees from Africa being allowed into the US. He has also worked tirelessly in the New England region and beyond to champion the rights of refugees and immigrants and participatory democracy in Africa. Krua founded the Universal Human Rights International, worked with thousands of immigrants/refugees from 38 different countries over the span of 27 years. Aiming to promote sustainable global peace, UHRI equips and supports refugees to bring systemic change, democracy and economic mobility to their war ravaged homelands when it’s safe to return.
Krua’s work has gained recognition from members of Congress, the cities of Boston and Baltimore, MD. He was honored by Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, the National Peace Corps Association, the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and the African Cultural Association of Massachusetts. Torli Krua is a founding Co-director of Greater Boston Refugee Ministry (GBRM) and pastor of the Ziah Mission Baptist Church in Allston Neighborhood in Boston. Krua’s fellowship experiences in Boston include The Massachusetts Initiative For Diversity In Civic Leadership, Commonwealth Seminar, Boston Foundation Neighborhood Fellowship, Association Of Fundraising Professionals’ Diversity Fellowship among others. Torli is married to Saawile and they have a son, Mahn C. Krua II.