change agent! 

(Photo of Nizam Arain)

NIZAM ARAIN

Hometown:
Sweet Home Chicago!

UW-L Major/Minor:
I have the privilege of serving as UW-L's Director of Affirmative Action.

Future Goals/Aspirations:
To be an effective advocate for diversity and social justice in the field of higher education and in society at large.

Favorite Activity/Hobby:
Playing the bass guitar, cooking, and riding my bike.

Words to Live By:
  "...a person needs new experiences—they jar something deep inside, allowing him to grow. Without change something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken."

Favorite ATP Memory:
(from ATP interviews, April 8, 2011)
Q: "If you had an article written about you in the newspaper, what would the headline say?"
A: "Steff Fletcher Invents Time Machine."

When I think of Awareness through Performance, I think of...
I think of the words, "wonderfully uncomfortable," and the idea that to grow as individuals and a community, we have to challenge ourselves to embrace new ideas and accept each others' differences, which is often uncomfortable in the beginning.

Involvement with ATP has had this impact on me:
Being a part of the ATP family has given me the opportunity to form personal and professional bonds with the many amazing people who serve as ATP advisors and troupe members. It has also been a tremendous source of personal growth for me and has played a key role in helping me to become a more effective advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion at UW-L and in the world.

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