Afghan filmmaker to speak at UW-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host Afghan filmmaker Sahraa Karimi as part of International Education Week.

Karimi will share her award-winning film, Afghan Women Behind the Wheel, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in the Christie Theatre in the University Union, 2420 Nicolet Drive. Karimi will also answer questions and share her perspective on civil rights for Afghan women.

The screening and talk is free and open to the public. A reception for the filmmaker will be held in the American Intercultural Center in the University Union following Karimi’s presentation.

The film will also be shown at 4 p.m. and 9 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the Christie Theatre.

During her stay in Green Bay, Karimi will serve as a guest lecturer for several courses at UW-Green Bay. The offices of Student Life, International Education, and Women’s and Gender Studies are sponsoring the visit.

Karimi will also speak and show her film at the Neville Public Museum on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 6:45 p.m. That event will be preceded by a community reception hosted by Beverly Carmichael, the assistant chancellor for University Advancement at UW-Green Bay.

Several other events are planned throughout International Education Week at UW-Green Bay, including:
Monday, Nov. 15
• Learn how to dance a variety of international ballroom-style dances at the Mauthe Center (formerly the Ecumenical Center) from 6 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 16
• Professors Heidi Sherman (Humanistic Studies) and Jill White (Human Development) will share stories from their recent travels to Jordan and Israel and preview their upcoming travel course to Jordan in a talk titled “Camels, Castles and Community: Why Traveling in the Middle East is NOT Scary.” The presentation will be held from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the Office of International Education, Cofrin Library 207.

• The UW-Green Bay International Club, Office of International Education and the Mauthe Center will hold an international meal at 5:30 p.m. in the Mauthe Center as part of the center’s Dinner for a Cause program. Donations, which are accepted but not required, will go toward building a well in Africa.

Wednesday, Nov. 17
• Dr. Hideko Tamura, a survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bomb explosion, will share her remarkable story of surviving an explosion that caused “the sun and the earth to melt together.” The presentation titled “Hiroshima: Creating a Future Without Nuclear Arms” will be held at noon in the Alumni Room in the University Union. Space for the luncheon is limited; register online at Tamura will also speak from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Christie Theatre. The offices of International Education and Student Life, the International Club and the Diversity Task Force are sponsoring the event.

• Relax with Zen masters Reed Hardy and John Nemick for meditation at 4 p.m. at the Mauthe Center. No prior knowledge is necessary. This program is offered weekly at the Mauthe Center.

Thursday, Nov. 18
• Learn the ins and outs of program development and how to take advantage of many opportunities to teach overseas by attending a presentation titled “Developing New Study Abroad Programs.” This program, which is only for UW-Green Bay faculty and staff, will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Office of International Education, Cofrin Library 207.

• Learn more about studying abroad including destinations, financial aid and scholarships by attending a meeting on “Study Abroad First Steps” at 3 p.m. in the Office of International Education.

Several other events will be held on campus from Monday, Nov. 15 through Thursday, Nov. 18. An International Student Photo Contest will be held on the University Union Plaza, across from the Credit Union. Images from the Hiroshima bombing will be on display in the Winter Garden of Mary Ann Cofrin Hall. Projects from political science students, created as part of a United Nations-like Global Summit, will be displayed on the University Union Plaza, across from the Phoenix Bookstore.

International Education Week is a national program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. For more information visit:


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