Join us for an evening exploring the challenges facing women in places of conflict and what options there are to support their empowerment! There will be three chances to attend;
at Simmons College, Thursday, November 4, from 6-8:30.
at American University, Wechsler Theater, Mary Graydon Center, Room 315, Washington DC, Friday, November 12, from 6-8pm.
at New York University, Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies 50 Washington Square Park Monday, November 29, from 5- 7 pm.
These events are free so please spread the word!
The evening will feature:
* Readings by authors Christina Asquith, Sisters in War, and Manal Omar, Barefoot in Baghdad
* Introduction to Prosperity Candle and Women’s Voices Now
* Screening from Women’s Voices from the Muslim World: A Short-Film Festival
* Panel discussion and Q&A
* Reception, book signings, candle, bracelet and membership sales
Both founding partner Siiri Morley and summer intern Ananda Plunkett recognized. Take a look!
GAMBIER, Ohio (October 19, 2010)
Shining a light into the heart of darkness, a Kenyon alumna and student are improving the lives of women in countries shattered by war, social unrest, and natural disaster. Siiri Morley ’00 is a founding partner of Prosperity Candle, a for-profit social business venture that initiates and supports candle-making enterprises among women in distressed areas such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Rwanda, and Haiti. Ananda Plunkett ’11 joined the team this summer to work on Web development and other public relations tasks. Plunkett is the daughter of another founding partner, Amber Chand.