Strategies for Building Peace in Afghanistan
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Date and Time
Thursday, November 18, 2010 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Del Mar Country Club
Students, alumni and community members are invited to a reception and presentation on "Strategies for Building Peace in Afghanistan" featuring Julia Bolz.
Thursday, November 18
Del Mar Country Club
6001 Clubhouse Drive, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
5. p.m.: wine and hors d’oeuvres / 6 p.m.: presentation
Please RSVP by November 12 to email@example.com or (619) 260-7913.
The Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego cordially invites you to attend a free reception and lecture featuring Julia Bolz, a nationally recognized speaker and social justice advocate working to build peace in Afghanistan.
In the on-going debate on combating terrorism, we have tended to ignore one of the most powerful weapons -- education. Education not only teaches much-needed leadership skills, civic responsibility and life skills, but it improves family heath, decreases a child’s chances of engaging in extremism, and provides citizens with much needed hope and opportunity.
Since 2002, Julia Bolz has focused on strengthening the Afghan education system, by building and equipping schools, and developing teacher training programs and parent teacher organizations. With funds raised by U.S. communities, Julia and her American teammates have now built 21 large schools and repaired over 20 others, serving 25,000 Afghan students. She also has connected each Afghan school to a community in the U.S. with the hope of building bridges of understanding between our countries. This grassroots project has become a rare model of success in one of the world’s most poor and oppressed countries.
A nationally-recognized speaker and social justice activist, Julia Bolz is dedicated to engaging, educating, and empowering the poor, particularly women and girls. The Founder and Executive director of Ayni Education International, Julia is a graduate of Smith College and Northwestern University of Law. She has received a number of national awards for her courageous civic engagement, leadership and passionate citizenship. Her stories of hope and transformation not only inspire us but provide important ideas for building peace and addressing extremism.