Upcoming Monthly Events:

Art of a Peaceful World
IGNITE! Peoria
Saturday, August 9, 2014
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 of marbling.

Annual Membership Meeting

Thursday, 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 the agenda here.

Annual Report
Report from Summer Planning Session
Budget Review
Election of Officers
Selection of Theme for Annual Conference

Why Girls? Making the Case for
Programs Targeting Girls' and Women's Empowerment

Anne Ritchey, Girls Empo, Guatemala
Meridith Farley, CARE Action Network

UN Millennium Goals

Thursday, August 21, 2014
The IVY Club
5102 North Galena Road
Peoria Heights, IL

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.

Tickets for dinner and presentation are $30 for members and students;
$35 for general public.
Tickets for presentation only are $10 for members and students;
$15 for general public.

Please RSVP by August 18.
Tickets may be purchased online at ArtsPartners. 
For more information, c
all (309) 677-2454 or pawac@bradley.edu.

Save the Dates!
Check out the calendar for all the events on the Peoria Area World Affairs Council calendar for 2014!

Travel with the World Affairs Councils!

Find 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 the WAC Philadelphia site.

For more information or assistance, please contact Angela Weck, Peoria Area World Affairs Council, pawac@bradley.edu or (309) 677-2454.


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This page last updated July 25, 2014.

Peoria Area World Affairs Council - Institute for International Studies
Bradley University, 1501 W. Bradley Ave., 244 Bradley Hall, Peoria, IL  61625   (309) 677-2454