This year we spent the World Book Day on the lockdown that we have been experiencing for the last (almost) two months. But this difficult time has served also to make us realized that IE Community is always ready to make an extra effort to raise our spirits from the distance. This was the goal that IE Knowledge was pursuing when they thought about this creative way to celebrate the World Book Day and to also pay homage to all IE authors, writers and researchers.
Fourteen people have participated on this project, such as the deans of all five schools, presidents, directors and eight women of our IE Community. They have made a shared virtual reading of a poem of one of the members of IE Women: Patrice Juah. Patrice lived the Liberian civil war, survived the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Africa, and is now helping others build resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic by sharing her writings and experiences, she has been also granted with the IE Foundation Kistefos Young Talented Leaders Scholar. We wanted also to gather in the video, the valuable opinion of Cecilia Xu, IE Alumni and member of the IE International Women’s Board, that lived in Beijing during the Covid-19 outbreak and now has just came out from it.
Enjoy this special shared reading and the poem The Ebola Ride!
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