Women of the World’s Founder and President, Samira Harnish, is excited to deliver her message of hope detailing the successes of our refugee neighbors and the programs of Women of the World that support them at the BYU Student for International Development Hunger Banquet on 16 March 2013 at 7 p.m. In her speech, “Voices of Hope: Women Refugees in Utah” Samira details how Women of the World came into being, her own struggles as an immigrant in America, and the problems modern day refugees in Utah face and programs that help to solve them.
According to the event’s webpage on the Brigham Young University site:
For twenty-three years, Students for International Development has worked with the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, the International Development Minor, the Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance, and BYU Dining Services to host an annual Hunger Banquet to raise awareness within the BYU community about global poverty and wealth inequality.
This year’s Hunger Banquet will take place Saturday, 16 March 2013 in the ballroom of the Wilkinson Student Center. We are excited to welcome Samira Harnish, founder of Women of the World, as our keynote speaker. For inspiration, check out their Facebook page. Tickets are $8 in advance, available at the WSC Information Desk, or $10 at the door.
For more information on the event, go to the David M. Kennedy Center for International Students at BYU’s website. For more information on Women of the World’s programs, events, or speeches, visit us at womenofworld.org.