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Global Literacy Talks--Fall 2021 - Shared screen with speaker view
Steven Granich
56:52
The U.S. has failed in its policies in Middle East and South Asia. Are there other options for U.S. policy
Cathy Copeland
57:17
and feel free to include questions and comments in the chat too!
A A
01:00:18
Agreed
Kathie Barrett
01:02:51
Our group had 3 questions: How can the US give money to a group that has no respect for human rights? Why did we negotiate with terrorists? Does the US have a plan to help Afghan women since they know the probles existed?
A A
01:03:41
Agreed
Susan Jagendorf-Sobierajski
01:05:49
What resources are available to girls and women who have been denied education? Is there any way to support education virtually? Even if girls and women would be limited to phone contact, is there a pipeline to provide resources from the United States?
Susan Jagendorf-Sobierajski
01:07:20
Where can we learn more about the reality in Afghanistan?
Katie Buckles
01:08:05
Are there young Afghan women (high-school or college age) who are here as exchange students & need host homes (b/c they cannot or do not want to go home at this time)?
A A
01:09:12
great question, Katie B
Francesca Cichello
01:09:27
It does seem as if we can do both: create curriculum that honestly represents the reality of the Afghan situation, AND create opportunities for women to pursue education, at a distance
Lorette Calix
01:10:39
Follow-up questions to studies at a distance: how do we connect with women who might be interested, and how do we finance this?
Kathie Barrett
01:10:45
A few years ago I heard a presentation by an NGO who was putting books in iPADs and distributing them to rural Afghanistan in case the Taliban came back to power - hopefully their work continues
Gitty Shah
01:12:13
Thanks for saying that Haris!
Jenna Graff
01:15:11
Afghan women applying for U.S. student visas from outside Afghanistan are currently being refused visas because they are Afghan (i.e. embassy officials tell them they can't return to Afghanistan today, so therefore they don't meet the requirement that they prove that they'll return to their home country). What is being done in government or AASCU to change this?
Cathy Copeland
01:16:04
I'll send out all of these resources, too,
Maryam Nazari
01:18:11
I came to the US as an exchange student, getting accepted to a university after my exchange year was not very easy, I can only imagine the challenges now where women have less access to resources like I did before
A A
01:18:41
Agreed, Haris.
Nelly Wadsworth
01:18:59
Thank you Nadia for mentioning those resources to know where are these new Afghan immigrants.
Jenna Graff
01:19:46
Haris, thanks for summarizing the advocacy needed. This is really motivating and helpful.
Jody Dixon
01:19:46
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Maryam Nazari
01:19:53
Advocating for afghan women to come here on scholarships will be huge, and life saving for those in hiding and banned from going to school.
Nelly Wadsworth
01:20:52
This is a great and informative session. Will there be another session as a follow-up on this?
Steven Granich
01:21:09
Thank you Steven Granich
Bruce Bowles Jr.
01:21:21
Thanks so much for a great session!
A A
01:21:38
Thank you very much for sharing so much with us, Nadia and Haris. This was very informative.
Susan Jagendorf-Sobierajski
01:21:40
This was an inspiring session!
Tammy BURRESS
01:21:45
Thank you
Nadia Hashimi
01:22:29
Thanks to all for joining and making space for this issue. Truly grateful.
Mayada Shawkat
01:22:33
Thank you for the amazing session!
Cathy Copeland
01:22:45
We are so grateful to you, Nadia and Haris!!
Katie Buckles
01:23:33
Thank you!!! Would love to know resources/partnerships to help/advocate in the Atlanta area!!