Greg Scarlatoiu on North
Korea Human Rights
WASHINGTON DC CHAPTER
Dr. Joan Starr, Chapter Chair biography
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LAST EVENT: November 8
Another in the Brown Bag Lunch Series
Held: November 8, 2012 Time: 12 noon until 1:30pm
Pictured: Center Greg Scarlatoiu, (l) Jane Nandy (r) Dr. Joan Starr
Mr. Scarlatoiu spoke on Human Rights and other developments in North Korea. He has extensive knowledge regarding the entire Korean Peninsula.
Mr. Scarlatoiu conducts research and outreach programs to focus attention on human rights abuses in North Korea and seeks solutions for improving the human rights situation.
OTHER AWIU CONNECTIONS WITH NORTH KOREA:
AWIU connected with North Korea and events there while hosting Dr. Lee Ae-Ran in 2010 at the AWIU International Women of Courage Gala.
October 12, 2012 MEETING ON EVENTS IN LIBYA:
On October 12, 2012 the chapter met to hear a Libyan Women speak on Libya. The speaker was Shahrazad Kablan who who discussed her work for Libya during and after the revolution. Shahrazad told how she helped form the TV station Free Libya during the Libyan Revolution. Pictured are some attending and Shahrazad Kablan, the speaker.
September 20, 2012 Meeting
On Thursday evening September 20, 2012 the DC Chapter of AWIU met with Executive Director Pauletta Walsh, Past President Janie Wetzel, and DC Chapter Chair Joan Starr at the University Club in DC. Discussion centered on plans for upcoming events. At this time two events are planned. One will feature Shahrazad Kablan will discuss her work on behalf of Libya. Also, plans were made for a guest speaker who will discuss human rights in North Korea.
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April 23rd, 2012 Meeting
On April 23rd, the Washington DC chapter met with Shahrazad Kablan to discuss her hard work in Libya. Shahrazad has an amazing story. She had been teaching school in Ohio when the Libyan Revolution broke out. She decided to drop everything, quit her job, and go to Libya, to learn and contribute to what was going on. She ended up establishing a radio station in Qatar (she was the first female anchor in that area), where she reported on what was going on in Libya. She worked with her friend, Hana El Hebshi, the 2011 Libyan Woman of Courage, by providing a media outlet for Hana to share information about the realities of living under the previous regime. Shaharazad is also working with the Libyan Women Alliance. One of their projects is to build women's participation and representation in the National Transitional Council.
December 6th, 2011 Meeting
TAJIKISTAN--REVIEW--AWIU learns about Central Asia--Considering possible Delegation to the Region.
AWIU Members (left to right): Jane Nancy; Laura Schuldt; Laura Giroux; hostess Farida Asadova, MD, PhD, Washington Coordinator, Resource & Policy Exchange; Anne Tonks, Immediate Past President; Dr. Joan Starr, Washington Chapter Chair
Shokhin Asadov spoke on the general topic of “Tajikistan--Learn about the Country”. Mr. Asadov had a long association with the American Embassy in Tajikistan. See more about the US Embassy in Tajikistan here.
Also present was Umed Babakhanov, Editor-in-Chief of ASIA-Plus.
For a full report on the meeting, check out the article on our blog.
October 19th, 2011 Meeting
Meeting with Amb. Abdujabbor Shirinov ofTajikistan to the USA, Amb. Grant Smith, US Ambassador toTajikistan, and Mamadamin Mamadaminov, Minister of Labor and Social Protection, Republic of Tajikistan. The meeting was at John Hopkins University.
July 27th, 2011 Meeting
Barbeque & What's New at AWIU
Joan Starr, Chapter Chair and members and guests met to discuss AWIU programs. Joan plans meetings in the fall with an Ambassador and with a Sharia Law expert. Members and prospects are welcome at all meetings. You can register for more information about upcoming meetings by clicking here.
Some consider Texas another country, and we did too for our barbecue!!!! Barbecue by makinglifedelicious.com
June 10th, 2011 Meeting
On June 10, the AWIU Washington Chapter met over lunch at the 701 Restaurant in downtown Washington. Topics included increasing membership, 2012 IWOC, partnerships with NGOs and future AWIU gatherings around seeing relevant foreign films and documentaries.
Pictured from left to right: Laura Schuldt, Farida Asadova, AWIU Director
Pauletta Walsh, Jane Nandy, Maggie Tomasello, Pat Bergstresser, Charlie
Ponticelli, Bette Rothstein and DC Chapter Chair Joan Starr.