Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Fartun Weli, Isuroon Ex Dir speaking Apr 13

THE UPPER MIDWEST CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN FOREIGN SERVICE ASSOCIATION (AFSA) Invites you to a luncheon meeting with

Fartun Weli, Executive Director of Isuroon, a Somali-women Focused non-profit, speaking on: Somali Women – At Home in Somalia and Minnesota

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
12 Noon – Luncheon, Town and Country Club
12:40–1:45 PM, Ms. Weli, and time for questions and comments

Fartun Weli is the founder and Executive Director of Isuroon – Somali for “Independent Woman” -- a nonprofit with a mission to help Somali women build self-sufficiency and maintain healthy lives. Isuroon is committed to improving the health and upward mobility of Somali women in Minnesota, the U.S. and Somalia, and promotes health and empowerment for Somali women through health education, communication, and advocacy to create policy change. Ms. Weli has two decades of experience in the medical field, and has gained international prominence for challenging the Somali taboo against speaking openly about reproductive and mental-health issues. Today’s presentation will offer us a distinctive view of the life of a highly visible but still not well-understood community in our region.

Town and Country Club, 300 Mississippi River Blvd. North, St. Paul, located immediately on the St. Paul side of the Marshall-Lake Avenue Bridge

Our luncheon charge is $30 to cover food and our modest organizational expenses. Students are welcome at a reduced price of $15. Preferred method of registration is to mail your check made out to AFSA to Molly Harris, 4 Cardinal Lane, North Oaks. MN 55127. You may also e-mail your registration to pogopen@usfamily.net or call 651-483-4692.
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