“Women’s Voices, Can you Hear us Now”

Longmont Progressive Center

Following the audio presentation of “Women’s Voices, Can you Hear us Now” that was taped at the Conference on World Affairs, four very impressive women will lead a 45-minute panel discussion.

The event will be hosted by the Longmont Progressive Center on Thursday, September 8th at 6:30 PM. The Longmont Progressive Center is located at 723 Main Street.

The four accomplished women speakers are:

Tina Packer, founding artistic director of Shakespeare & Company, is one of the country’s foremost experts on Shakespeare and theatre arts. She created Shakespeare & Company in 1978 to be an American company of the highest standard that holds language at its center.

Nina Alvarez is an award-winning television journalist, producer, and filmmaker. Her experience spans from network news to reality to feature documentary, working in Latin America, the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa.

Kavita N. Ramdas served as president and CEO of the Global Fund for Women from 1996 to 2010. She currently serves as a senior advisor to the Global Fund for Women. Last fall, she was appointed visiting scholar and fellow to Stanford University’s Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) and the Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS). Ramdas also chairs the Expert Working Group of the Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health of the Aspen Institute.

Jihan “Gigi” Ibrahim is a 24-year-old citizen journalist and political activist with the revolutionary socialists in Egypt. She participated in the planning and preparation for the recent demonstrations there, living in the now-famous Tahrir Square and talking to representatives from the foreign media.

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