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Advancing Women as Peacemakers Speaking Tour, West Coast

Friday, October 15, 2010 - 20:00 to Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 20:00
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
General Women, Peace and Security
Countries: 
Americas
North America
United States of America
Organization: 
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

Advancing Women as Peacemakers speaking tour, West Coast dates and locations:

Sacramento, CA
Saturday Oct 16
1:30 – 4:30 pm
6145 Silverton way, Carmichael, CA 95608
Suggested donation $5 (includes hors d'oeuvres)
For more information and to R.S.V.P. please contact Ellen Schwartz, 916-369-5510, email: wilpf@nicetechnology.com

Fresno, CA
Monday Oct 18
4-5:15 pm
Fresno City College Library, LI 103
Fresno City College, 101 East University Avenue, Fresno, CA 93741
Event is free and open to the public

Monday Oct 18
6:30 pm
4247 N. Thorne Avenue, Fresno, CA 93704
WILPF dessert pot luck

Santa Barbara, CA
Tuesday Oct 19
4-6pm
University of California Santa Barbara, Lecture Room
University of California Santa Barbara campus
For more information please contact Sara Cooley at sara_cooley@umail.ucsb.edu

Monterey, CA
Thursday Oct 21

9 am
Radio call-in/interview with Hal Ginsberg, AM 540.

7-9 pm
Peace Resource Center
1364 Fermont Blvd., Seaside, CA 93955
Event is free and open to the public


Monterey, CA
October 22
12-1:50 pm
Monterey Institute of International Studies, 460 Pierce Street, Monterey, CA 93940, Room McCone 127
Event is free and open to the public

Palo Alto, CA
Monday Oct 25
12-2 pm
Bechtel International Center, conference room
Stanford University campus
Brown bag lunch, drinks will be provided
Event is free and open to the public

For more information please contact Shalini Dev Bhutani, email: sbhutani@stanford.edu, 650-736-9511
Local WILPF contact: Lois Salo, email: Lsa1o@aol.com, 650-493-8872
AWP Project coordinator Tanya Burovtseva, tburovtseva@wilpf.org

San Francisco, CA
Tuesday Oct 26
7-9 pm
Friends Meeting House
65 9th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Event is free and open to the public

Greater Portland, OR
October 29
7-9 pm
UU Church of Vancouver, 4505 E 18th Street, Vancouver, WA
Event is free and open to the public

October 30
7-9 pm
First Unitarian Church, 12th & Salmon Streets, Portland, OR
Event is free and open to the public

Marie Lyse Numuhoza, Rwanda

Ms. Numuhoza is from Rwanda and has been living in the UK for 10 years. Ms.Numuhoza holds a degree in African Studies and Development Studies from theSchool of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.Ms. Numuhoza is the founder of Women Peacemakers for Great Lakes Region ofAfrica, a London based women group with the aims of fostering acknowledgement ofthe tragedies of the people of Rwanda, healing and then moving towards sustainablePeace and Reconciliation.

Ms. Numuhoza has been a human right activist for the past 8 years and has workedwith the London Citizens and Independent Asylum commission and STAR (StudentAction for Refugees, the national network of student groups working to improve therights of refugees in the UK), campaigning for refugees asylum seeker issues. Ms.Numuhoza is also involved with Voices of African Women campaign, advancingAfrican women's rights and also working on the promotion of the UN SCR1325 onWomen, Peace and Security.

Ms. Numuhoza has been a member of UK WILPF (Women's International League forPeace and Freedom) for 2 years. Ms. Numuhoza currently works for a social policythink tank on youth transitions in London and is a mother of 5 year-old twin boys.As a participant in the WILPF U.S. Advancing Women as Peacemakers tour, Ms.Numuhoza is going to share the stories of women in the Great Lakes Region of Africain the context of the role of the implementation of the provisions of the UN SCR1325for the advancement of women's human rights and establishment of sustainable peacein the area.

Sushma Pankule, India

Education: M. SC., M. PHIL., PH.D., M.A. English Literature, Nagpur University, India.

Sushma Pankule has been an educator for 28 years and is currently a senior lecturer in Adv. V.R. Manohar Institute of Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology in India, which ranks among the top Diploma Institutes in Maharashtra, India. Besides her successful teaching career Ms. Pankule is a social activist and has been an active member of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) in Maharashtra, India for the past 10 years. In 2001 Ms. Pankule served as the President of the WILPF Nagpur branch and was later elected to be a Vice-President of the National WILPF India section for two terms. In 2008 Ms. Pankule presented a paper on the “Role of Women in Self Guarding the Environment” at the International Board Meeting of WILPF in Geneva, Switzerland and later attended the United Nations 14th Convention on Climate Change in Poznan, Poland.

Ms. Pankule's social work is focused on addressing the problem of the poor status of women in India. In 2009 Ms. Pankule started a program that engages girl students from rural areas regarding selection of vocation for self-empowerment. As an educator, Ms. Pankule seeks solutions to women's problems in India via engagement and active participation of students; she has made specific progress with regard to the UN SCR1325. WILPF Nagpur branch has translated the UN SCR1325 to the local language Marathi. Due to Ms. Pankule's collaboration with academicians in India, it became possible to include the UN SCR1325 in the curriculum for post graduate students at the Nagpur University.

As a participant in the WILPF U.S. Advancing Women as Peacemakers tour, Ms. Pankule will share the stories of women in India in the context of the role of the implementation of the provisions of the UN SCR1325 for the advancement of women's human rights and establishment of sustainable peace.