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AWIU’s Chicago Chapter hosted a Sunday brunch at Reza’s Middle Eastern restaurant on December 12th in support of the Afghan Refugee Resettlement Program in Chicago. The goal was twofold: to increase membership and to help with the chapter’s nascent refugee project with the Heartland Alliance. Some 36 people, members and …

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Destined for Diplomacy   By Betsy Richman | December 19, 2021                 Britt Robinson, 28, was destined for a career in diplomacy. “As a child, I was obsessed with the Disney movie, ‘Mulan,’ so when I was 12, my mother signed me up for …

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Sunday, September 19, 2021 Marini de Livera:  Empowering Women and Children in Sri Lanka By Betsy Richman | December 19, 2021 Marini de Livera is a crusader, one who aims her powerful weapons of pro bono legal services and training in the arts against the exploitation of women and children …

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Saturday, November 6, 2021 Shlama Foundation:  Preserving the Cultural Heritage of Assyrian Chaldean Syriac People of Northern Iraq By Betsy Richman | December 19, 2021    The folkloric costumes that the Shlama Foundation is producing in Northern Iraq are breathtaking. The colorful and heavily embroidered tunics, headpieces, jewelry, and shawls …

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Saturday, October 23, 2021 I AM A GIRL:  Empowering and Uplifting Women in Eastern Uganda By Betsy Richman | December 19, 2021 Desire Kiraboo, co-founder and executive director of I AM A GIRL since its inception in Western Uganda in 2019, kicked off the AWIU Conversation with a question: “What …

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Los Angeles Chapter Burma through the Eyes of KhinSandi Lwin: “GenZ — We will be the last generation to live under this oppression” By Betsy Richman | December 19, 2021 The Los Angeles chapter was in for a treat when Maggie Sabbag organized the first chapter gathering since the onset …

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By Betsy Richman & Chun-Chieh Lin,  December 1, 2021 Chun-Chieh Lin only joined AWIU a few months ago, but already she’s popular with the kids at the Modern Model Residential School (MMRS) in Western Nepal, one of our 2021 grant recipients. Chun has pulled together a group of dedicated AWIU …

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By Betsy Richman, December 01, 2021   On November 9, Washington, D.C. Chapter co-chair Eunice Reddick attended a State Department-organized “Afghanistan Resettlement Stakeholders Town Hall Meeting.” The virtual Town Hall provided updates on the “whole of America” approach to welcoming Afghans from White House Coordinator for Operation Allies Welcome and …

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By Betsy Richman AWIU President Tatiana Gfoeller, Washington Chapter Co-Chair Eunice Reddick and Passport Sydney West, an attorney and former Pentagon intern of Gfoeller, attended the American University of Afghanistan 2021 Annual Awards Dinner on October 6th in Washington, D.C.  The well-attended event organized by the Friends of the American …

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Career Opportunities in International Relations Presents: COIR Lite at the DACOR House   COIR is back with two December 2021 luncheon conversations for AWIU Washington, D.C. chapter members, Passports and young women interested in international careers! Taking place at the historic DACOR Bacon House in Washington, D.C., these two AWIU …

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