Betty Makoni, one of CNN’s 2009 Top Ten Heroes, will be at IUP on Friday, September 23, 2011. There are two opportunities to meet her, hear her speak, and to donate to the Girl Child Network Worldwide. Attendance vouchers will be available at each of these activities.
Betty Makoni was one of CNN’s 2009 Top Ten Heroes for her work in defending and empowering girl rape victims in her native Zimbabwe. She is the founder and director of the Girl Child Network Worldwide that has helped thousands of girls in several African countries to get protection, support, and education. She and some of the girls she has helped are featured in a film titled Tapestries of Hope, which will be shown at IUP (see below).
The event is co-hosted by the IUP Pan-African Studies and Women's Studies programs and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The film showing is cosponsored by the IUP Pan-African Studies and Women's Studies programs, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the IUP Libraries, and various IUP student organizations.
You may direct questions about any of these three events to Dr. Marveta Ryan-Sams, coordinator of Pan-African Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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