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Spirituality Mind Body Summer Institute

Mission Possible: Faithful Youth Envision a Peaceful World with Dr. Avideh Shashaani

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: GDH 177/179 

Avideh Shashaani will speak of her experiences working with youth and advocating for both the rehabilitation of the disabled and world peace. She will also discuss her poetry and writings.

Avideh Shashaani will speak of her experiences working with youth and advocating for both the rehabilitation of the disabled and world peace. She will also discuss her poetry and writings.

She is the founder and president of the Fund for the Future of our Children, established in 1993 focusing on youth leadership for peace. She is the 6th recipient of the “Waging Peace” award first given to George Clooney by President Jimmy Carter.

Shewas the first co-director of the International Institute for Rehabilitation in Developing Countries founded by the UN, UNESCO, and UNDP and was appointed by the UN Secretary General to the United Nations Expert Group Meeting on the “Socio-Economic Implication of Investments in Rehabilitation of the Disabled”.

She is the author of three books, Tell Me Where To Be Born, Promised Paradise and Remember Me. She is the editor of “Something Deeper Happened: Young Voices and the 2008 US Election” with a foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Her poetry and writings have appeared in books, anthologies, and journals. Her poems have been featured in a one-hour program in the Library of Congress radio series.

She served as Vice-President of the DC Public Library, board chair of Refugee Women in Development, founding chair of MOSAICA and has served on the board of the Faith & Politics.

Mission Possible: Faithful Youth Envision a Peaceful World with Dr. Avideh Shashaani
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