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June 12, 2007 > Awakening to the Challenges of Afghans in Fremont

Awakening to the Challenges of Afghans in Fremont

Submitted By Melanie Gadener

This panel discussion is a landmark opportunity to hear top Afghan and American academics, community cultural leaders, and local politicians discuss the challenges and opportunities for the Afghan and American communities in Fremont.

Panelists include: Afghan Keynote:Dr. Mo Qayoumi: "The Importance of Education;" American Keynote:Dr. Ronald Takaki: "Multiculturalism in America;" Dr. Hatem Bazian: "Islam in America;" Professor Ghafar Safa; "Violence and Reform in Afghanistan;" Author Tamim Ansary: "Biculturality: Understanding the 'Other';" Fremont Councilmember Anu Natarajan: "Diversity and Public Policy."

East Meets West:
Saturday, June 23,
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Golden Peacock
3681 Peralta Blvd., Fremont
(510) 797-4660

Free Admission
Live music by Kamran:
A light lunch will be served
(510) 797-4660 or
Please RSVP - seats are limited:

This symposium is a collaboration between the East Bay Agency for Children, the Foundation for Self-Reliance, and the Federal Office of Refugee Resettlement.

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