“Seeing a Nobel Peace prize winner speak to a packed house of college students and faculty with my high school students there to witness was very powerful it itself. I could see the expressions on my student’s faces, and I knew that we were all there for a reason that could only be called life-changing…. Working with students for the last twenty-plus years, I dream about making all my students have a life-changing experience. This event was truly one of those times, where I thought I was witnessing this first hand.” - Tom Field, GEAR UP Coordinator, Madison County
Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business hosted Indian child rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize 2014 laureate Kailash Satyarthi as the keynote speaker last month for a special co-presentation of the Boyles Distinguished Lecture Series and the Global Opportunities Conference.
GEAR UP students from Madison County attended the lecture and screening of The Price of Free, a documentary chronicling the life of human rights activist Kailash Satyarthi, whose efforts have rescued 80,000 child factory workers in India.