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Hostess Committee with IWOCs

Janet Elliott, President and CEO, International Visitors Center Los Angeles (IVCLA) welcomed guests to the annual lunch honoring the 2022 International Women of Courage. Katrina Fotovat, Senior Official of the Office of Global and Women’s Issues, U.S. Department of State introduced the four IWOC alumnae, who were in Los Angeles …

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Chicago chapter December brunch 2

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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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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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, 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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Leslie Schweitzer speaking at AUAF benefit Oct 6 D.C.

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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