The 11th annual Faith and International Development Conference, also known as FIDC, took place this past weekend, February 11-13. This is one of the many Christian conferences Calvin College hosts. It helps students who share faith to develop and have practical international dialogue. What's more, it's a "student-centered" conference, meaning it is organized by students.
This year I attended two events; the African Dance Party and the powerful, inspiring play SEVEN. I must say the play was magnificent. It even gave me goosebumps. It was inspiring and mind opening, because it took me to countries and through history. "SEVEN is a documentary theater piece about seven extraordinary women seeking to create change and development in the world." The play featured the stories of :
Hafsat Abiola -- Abuoma Nwadike
Mukhtar Mai -- Joy Christopher
Farida Azizi -- Annie Bulthuis
Marina Pisklakova-Parker -- Aynsley Douglas
Mu Sochua -- Ruth Vanden Bos
Inez McCormack -- Taylor Emmons
Anabella de Leon -- Araceli Jaimes
If you're really curious, you can read about their stories.
I must say, I was incredibly inspired by the play. These seven extraordinary women made a difference and touched so many lives and are still doing so today! I learned it doesn't take more than the decision and determination to make a difference. So, ANYONE can do it. I am thankful for Calvin College bringing such enlightenment to people.