- Thursday | April 22, 2021
- 10:30 am
Thursday, April 22 10:30 a.m.
THE SLIVER OF LIGHT by JOSH FATTAL w/ LAURA FATTAL
My talk will be a first-hand account of my role as Josh’s mom working with the mothers of Shane and Sarah to gain the release of our children. Josh was 27 years old when he was taken at the border of Iran and Iraq July 31, 2009 and he was released from Evin prison in Tehran, Iran on September 21, 2011. During his 781 days of detention, I worked daily with the US State Dept., international media, over 60 embassies, religious leaders, and numerous celebrities most importantly Muhammad Ali and Sean Penn. People often are curious how three very different women, Shane and Sarah’s mom and I collaborated on our children’s release which I will discuss. My talk will detail my trip to Tehran, Iran Mother’s Day May 2010 and several other key parts of the story of freeing the hikers.
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Meeting ID: 863 810 961
Laura Felleman Fattal is a Professor at William Paterson University in the College of Education, Department of Teacher Education: PreK-12. She is an arts-integration specialist teaching courses for students who will become art teachers K-12 and elementary and middle school teachers in all content areas. She is guest editor and chapter writer for forthcoming 2021 “Contemporary artists’ work: A critique of the possible in STEAM education,” in Nima Rezaei (Ed.) THINKING: Integrated Education and Learning. New York, New York: Springer Publishing. She was as the Guest Editor of Arts Education Policy Review, special issue 2019/20 on “Globalism and the Arts; Implications for Policy.’’ In 2019, she co-authored the article “STEAM- Choreographing the phases of the Moon” published in The Journal of Dance Education. She contributed to the International Roundtable at Oxford University (Oxford, Great Britain) July 2019 speaking on “Arts-integration Teaching and Learning through Case Studies.”. She co-authored the article “Stepping Stones to Experiential Global Education” in Translations published in 2019 by the National Art Education Association. She is an active contributor to national education conferences and a reviewer of educational journals.