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Film “Tapestries of Hope,” about Gender Activist Betty Makoni, September 28

The documentary film Tapestries of Hope is about gender activist Betty Makoni and some of the girls that she helped through the organization Girl Child Network, which she founded to protect and empower girl rape victims in her native Zimbabwe.

The film Tapestries of Hope will be shown on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 247 of Johnson Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

The film is 77 minutes long. Attendance vouchers will be available.

At the showing, voluntary cash donations will be collected for Girl Child Network Worldwide, which now serves girls in several African countries.

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 (

To learn more about Ms. Makoni's organization and her work, see these websites:

  • Pan-African Studies
  • Sutton Hall, Room 465
    1011 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2325
  • Office Hours
  • Contact the coordinator for an appointment:
  • Or call the Dept. of Foreign Languages at
  • 724-357-2325 to ask for Dr. Ryan-Sams's office hours