Monday, February 09, 2009

Child Brides--Making the World a Better Place

Do you want to make the world a little better?
A very special program, the work of AAUW's Catherine Moore (and many others) is coming to the UN but the deadline to register is February 14; if you are interested you must act right away.

I would like you and your friends to know about a program on Child Brides: Stolen Lives, sponsored by the Working Group on Girls of the NGO Committee on UNICEF to be held on Wednesday, 18 Febr. in the ECOSOC Chamber. Perhaps you saw the PBS program in the fall of 2007. We will have a 10-minutes segment from the film and then speakers. Catherine Moore is the chair of the planning committee.
It is possible to get passes for the public who are interested in this topic. To get a pass, follow the below. Passes are picked up at the visitor's entrance between 45th and 46th. Take photo ID.

A Dialogue on Early Marriage:
Establishing Girls’ Visibility
Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Time: 1:15-2:30 p.m.
Place: ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations
Featuring NOW on PBS
“Child Brides: Stolen Lives”
Moderator, Ann Scholz, Working Group on Girls
Panel:
Sunita Rathore, Tutor and Mentor - Veerni Project,
Jodhpur, India
Maria Hinojosa, Senior Correspondent, NOW on
PBS
Connie Taracena Secaira, Minister Counsellor,
Permanent Mission of Guatemala (invited?)
Carolyn Hannen
Carolyn Bacquiet-Walsh



RSVP by Feb. 14th to wggrsvp@gmail.com
Seating is limited. Please indicate if you do NOT have a UN grounds pass.
Audience members are encouraged to preview the entire film “Child Brides: Stolen Lives” at:
http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/341/index.html (We will screen an excerpt at this event.)
Rosa - “Child Brides: Stolen Lives”
Courtesy of NOW on PBS
SAVE THE DATE!

RSVP by Feb. 14th If you don't have a grounds pass, be sure to email your name, address and phone number to wggrsvp@gmail.com by Febr. 14. There will not be any extensions.


RSVP by 14 Febr.
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Carolyn Donovan
UN Representative AAUW
American Association Univ. Women
Email: acdonovan@optonline.net
Tel: 516-551-0993

submitted by Diane Haney

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