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Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women and Women in Education

March 19, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

The Stories of Women’s Lives

Free and open to the public

In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Multicultural Network and the League of Women Voters Winchester are focusing on the extra burdens of women and girls living in war zones and in countries that discriminate against women on many fronts, depriving them of educational opportunities and basic rights.

Our speakers will share their personal experiences with these issues.
Poet to speak one of her poems on Hammurabi’s Code.

Professor Dyan MazuranaProfessor Dyan Mazurana, PhD, is a Research Director at the Feinstein International Center 
and an Associate Research Professor at The Fletcher School. She works with governments, UN agencies, and nonprofits to address the rights of women and children during and after armed conflict.
Morgan TrevettMorgan Trevett, a senior at Winchester High School, went to Guatemala twice with School the World, a nonprofit that builds schools, teachers, engages parents, and stocks libraries in poor countries. She learned that most of the girls do not continue school beyond the sixth grade, but she made a friend who defied this barrier and is now a university student.
Adeeba Afshan Rana  Adeeba Afshan Rana is a poet and librarian who grew up in Winchester and reads and writes in Brooklyn, NY. She often goes on adventures, works with young people, swims in oceans, and cooks meals for family and friends. Adeeba earned her MFA in poetry from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine and her Master’s in Library Science at Pratt Institute. She aspires to be a goddess of knowledge.


Join us as we learn about the differences and similarities we share with women and girls denied basic rights in their countries.

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Date:
March 19, 2015
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Griffin Museum
67 Shore Rd
Winchester, MA 01890 United States
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