American Women for International Understanding
Orange County Chapter
Summer / Fall Lecture - Luncheon Series:
October 30, Education Forum, Women in Afghanistan
Members of AWIU recently participated in a roundtable discussion
addressing the needs and challenges of education for women in Afghanistan.
The discussion, “Perspectives from Kandahar: Challenges in Promoting
Education Amidst the Taliban and Foreign Forces,” was hosted Oct. 30 at the Khyber Pass Gallery in Laguna Beach. Topics included the need for education to help Afghan society combat threats of terrorism and extremism, and the obstacles inherent in that goal.
The special guest speaker was Farzana Ebrahimi, an Afghan woman whose nonprofit provides literacy and vocational training for women in Kandahar city.
Read the full report on the AWIUORANGECOUNTYCHAPTER BLOG
HERE IS THE ENTIRE SERIES:
Bowers Museum Regional Meeting (O.C. Hosting Committee. Speaker Dr. James Coyle, Chapman University, Director of Global Education.
* July, 2011:
The Honorary Consul for the Republic of Latvia, Jurrs Bunkis extended an invitation to attend the dinner reception honoring Latvia's Prime Minster, Honorable Valdis Dombrowski (Speaker).
* August, 2011:
Speaker: Ms. Patricia English - Author, former US Department of Defense European expert. "Today's Europe" with emphasis on Great Britain.
* October, 2011:
Invitation from Brazil's Consul General, Honorable Jose Alfredo Graco Lima to attend an afternoon at Brazil's Los Angeles Consulate learning of "Today's Brazil".
* November, 2011:
Education Forum, Women in Afghanistan (Hostess, Mariam Nawabi)
Speaker: Farzana Ebrahimi, Afghan woman whose nonprofit provides library and vocational training for women in Kandahar city.
* December 2011:
"The Christmas Holidays as Celebrated Around the World"
Speaker: Marilyn Rossow, Educator
(Home of member Patricia Burnes)
Joint Meeting with the International
Visitors Council of Los Angeles
2011 Citizen Diplomacy Summit
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