Fearless: Maurice Phiri

As the class of 2017 joins Gettysburg College, we recognize first-year student, Maurice Wezi Phiri, who already has already showed his fearless commitment to social justice.

After participating in a workshop with youth from all over Malawi, Maurice played a critical role in organizing his friends to write, compose and record two songs. The second, “A Cry for Peace” tackles hypocrisy in politics as well as the suffering that comes from war and its aftermath. The song was launched on July 6, 2013 for Malawian Independence Day.

Today, Maurice took his first step to stay involved in social justice by participating in GIV Day 2013. Our shout out goes to all the first-year students who joined him for this 23rd annual event! Check out the pictures