Art of a Peaceful World
Saturday, August 9,
Peoria Civic Center
Join us for a
celebration of the creative and cultural
elements of Central Illinois!
PAWAC will host a booth with artwork
from around the world. There will
also be an opportunity to try your hand
at ebru painting, the Turkish technique
August 7, 2014 at 5:30 pm
ICC North Campus is the terrific new
location for the monthly meeting. Join
us in Poplar Hall, Room 129 at 5:30 pm
on the first Thursday of the month.
Everyone is welcome to join us and
learn more about your organization and
how you can become more involved! View
Report from Summer
Election of Officers
Theme for Annual Conference
Why Girls? Making the Case for
Programs Targeting Girls' and Women's
Girls Empo, Guatemala
Farley, CARE Action Network
UN Millennium Goals
Thursday, August 21,
The IVY Club
5102 North Galena Road
It's hard to believe a world exists
where little girls can be kidnapped and
tortured simply for going to school.
However, violent persecution is just
one of many barriers to education for
women and girls. In many countries
today, girls are more likely to die in
childbirth than to make it to the eighth
grade. Join this discussion to learn
about UN Millennium Development Goals
and what they mean for girls and women.
We will also discuss US Legislation
geared to support this global agenda as
well as local actions we can take.
Finally, we will hear from a grassroots
organization working to empower girls
and their families in rural Guatemala.
for dinner and presentation are $30 for
members and students;
$35 for general
Tickets for presentation only
are $10 for members and students;
for general public.
Please RSVP by August 18.
be purchased online at
For more information, call (309) 677-2454 or
Check out the
calendar for all the events on the
Peoria Area World Affairs Council
calendar for 2014!
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your destination with the Philadelphia
World Affairs Council! Each trip
features first-class accommodations and
outstanding sites. In addition,
each trip includes an expert who offers
insight along the way. For
example, join Angela Weck in June for a
terrific cruise along the waterways of
Russia! Find all the details at
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please contact Angela Weck, Peoria Area
World Affairs Council,
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