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2015 IWOC Arbana Xharra in Los Angeles

2015 IWOC Arbana Xharra in Los Angeles

On Thursday, July 27th, Nancy Annick hosted a lunch at her home for 2015 IWOC Arbana Xharra (Kosovo), who was visiting Los Angeles. Xharra, who now lives in the U.S.,...
AWIU Eye on Refugees

AWIU Eye on Refugees

The event was organized by Warren and the speaker was courtesy of Julie Pantiskas, who has mentored students at USC’s Viterbi Startup Garage for the past five years. Pantiskas was...
Creating a Valuable Resource for Refugees

Creating a Valuable Resource for Refugees

Michaela Sabbag's and Tamara Jaffe’s recent Passport project addresses critical challenges faced by many refugees in Los Angeles. Their pamphlet, “Housing and Job Opportunities for Refugees in Los Angeles,” recognizes...

Passports Take on the AWIU World

Microfinance, housing and job opportunities for refugees in Los Angeles, and the Peace Corps were among the topics explored by 13 AWIU Passports in the first cohort of the revamped...
DACOR-Bacon House Barbeque

DACOR-Bacon House Barbeque

Pooja Chandra Pama and Eunice Reddick, co-chairs of AWIU’s D.C. chapter, invited the AWIU women of Washington, members and Passports, to gather for a BBQ on Thursday, July 27, 2023...
Orange County Meets with Nepali Grantee

Orange County Meets with Nepali Grantee

The Orange County Chapter met on Saturday, August 5th for a most informative meeting hosted by Sharon Kolby. The chief attractions were Prakash Bista, Shomi Bista and their six-month-old-baby girl,...
The Horn of Africa and Nepal

The Horn of Africa and Nepal

In May, co-chairs Stelle Feuers and Sharon Kolby hosted a discussion for Orange County chapter members on statecraft in the Horn of Africa. “I belong to a group focusing on...
Salad Dressing CEO Mentors Others with Big Dreams

Julie Pantiskas: Salad Dressing CEO Mentors Others with Big Dreams

AWIU member Julie Pantiskas is the daughter of an AWIU founding member, Margaret “Peg” Power, and mother of 27-year-old Megan, who joined AWIU this July. It’s the first three-generation membership...
Fadia Thabet

Fadia Thabet

2017 International Woman of Courage, Yemen   Fadia Thabet is a conflict analysis and peacebuilding practitioner focused on conflict transformation initiatives design and training. Fadia worked on countering violent extremism...
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Three Summer Interns for AWIU

Thanks to a Los Angeles-based program called Project Talent Launch, AWIU was the beneficiary of three Temple City High School (in southern California) interns this summer. Lidia Tian worked with...

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