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Founder of School for Afghan Refugees
to Speak on Nov. 14 on Campus

Date: Nov. 9, 2001
By: Marianne Kunnen-Jones
Phone: (513) 556-1826
Archive: Campus News

A refugee who fled Afghanistan after the Russian invasion of December 1979 will speak at three public events at the University of Cincinnati on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Mrs. Nazaneen Jabarkhel Majeed established a school for Afghan girls who now live in Pakistan in refugee camps. The Nazoo Anna Education Center for Afghan Refugees Children was founded in 1980. A former teacher in Afghanistan, Mrs. Majeed opened the school in her rented residence. She was invited to the White House to speak in 1998 for Human Rights Day.

Her presentations at UC will discuss the education and mistreatment of women and children in Afghanistan and Pakistan. She will show a video of the center she founded. Her presentations will be at:

  • Noon, Room S100, Raymond Walters College Science and Allied Health Building, Blue Ash.
  • 1 p.m., Room S100, Raymond Walters College Science and Allied Health Building, Blue Ash.
  • 4-6 p.m., Max Kade Center, seventh floor, Old Chemistry Building, UC main campus.

Admission to these sessions is free. Co-sponsors of the events are the Multicultural Affairs Office at Raymond Walters College, UC Student Organizations and Activities, MainStreet, the Diversity Education Office and Center for Women's Studies.

For more information, call Helen Kegler at RWC at (513) 745-5691.

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