Hala Dasouqi is a 23 year old Muslim woman from Amman, Jordan. She got involved in URI in 2005 and has been active in voluntary and peace-oriented activities since then. She is a psychology major senior student from Jordan University and a Minor in Journalism at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire through a scholarship sponsored by the US State Department. Hala has worked as a website content manager, a multi-cultural radio show hostess and a freelance creative director. She is currently interning with Al-Rashid Addiction center and psychiatry Hospital and Jordan River Foundation. She is a passionate musician that started playing the guitar and singing at the age of 14 in her sister’s band, until she started performing songs about local social and political and women status independently in various settings – orphan houses, addiction centers and concerts- She had also performed at URI’s Tenth Anniversary Celebrations in Amman in 2010 As a URI Youth Ambassador in 2011 Hala wants to utilise artistic talents to inspire decision makers toward change. By uniting peacemaking and entertainment she wants to show the world what visions, solutions and suggestions those who are talented have to offer. Hala believes that the Media’s hunger for rich content and young people’s self-motivation for exposure are the secret ingredients for her project to succeed.
March 31, 2012 8:20 AM
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August 23, 2011 2:50 AM
May 23, 2011 10:24 PM
Gaining trust to visit an American governmental institution is one of the things that increased my interest of being a student in the USA and a URI youth Ambassador. A lot of people try to limit our ambitions as Arabs, even worse as females. But you see, a hypothesis will always be in doubt until proved right. I am writing today to give a tiny example of how Intersectionality can be challenged.Read more...
April 7, 2011 4:37 PM
Twice a week, Global Spices brings you the culture of a country in an hour.
This is the basic idea of my radio show on WHYS 96.3 Eau Claire community radio, a progressive liberal 8 years old local station. Global Spices started with the beginning of the spring semester 2011, when I had to find myself an internship that could demonstrate and develop my skills in Media. I got to come up with an idea to propose for the station, nothing sounded better than diversity to spread awareness about.Read more...