About this Event
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045
The College of Business Administration organizes a monthly series called “Cleaning Up Dirty Business: CBA Night at the Movies.” Films are shown that feature famous examples of unethical business practices or highlight inspirational examples of business practices followed by a group discussion facilitated by special panelists with expertise on the practices.
Our next screening, Soufra, follows the unlikely and wildly inspirational story of intrepid social entrepreneur, Mariam Shaar – a generational refugee who has spent her entire life in the Burj El Barajneh refugee camp just south of Beirut, Lebanon. The film follows Mariam as she sets out against all odds to change her fate by launching a successful catering company, “Soufra,” and then expand it into a food truck business with a diverse team of fellow refugee woman who now share this camp as their home.
A conversation with Director and Producer Thomas Morgan and Entrepreneurship Professor David Choi to follow.
Sponsored by the LMU Institute of Business Ethics and Sustainability & Fred Kiesner Center for Entrepreneurship.
This screening was also made possible through the entrepreneurial efforts of LMU students in Dr. Alex Glosenberg’s "Introduction to Entrepreneurship" course. Students donated proceeds from their “$20 challenge” – a project to create a working business in a single week with only $20 seed money – to the Soufra Fund.