Learn About "The Peaceful Surge" In Afghanistan With Julia Bolz Jan. 22nd
Seattleite Julia Bolz will be presenting a photo essay of her work educating boys and girls in Afghanistan at St. Francis’ Parish Hall on Friday, Jan 22nd.
If you had met Julia in 1998, she was a partner in a downtown Seattle law firm.Â Her story of going from a lawyer to a social justice advocate is a story in itself; but, she was greatly affected by the illness of one of her sisterâ€™s who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Her illness really affected Julia, who found herself saying, â€œIf I only had 6 months to live, do I like what Iâ€™m doing?Â Do I like the legacy Iâ€™m leaving behind?â€Â After a great deal of soul searching, Julia decided to take a two-year sabbatical and moved to Africa.Â She decided to do something that tugged at her heart-strings â€“ human rights and social justice issues affecting women and children.
Here are the details:
WHAT: “The Peaceful Surge” â€“ Julia Bolz’ photos about her journey building Afghan schools
WHEN: Friday, January 22, from 7-9 pm
WHERE: St. Francis Church, Parish Hall 15226 21st Ave, Burien 98166; enter parking lot from 20th Ave.
INFO: Refreshments will be served and there will also be a bake sale. Please bring ball-point pens to send to the students. Learn more about Juliaâ€™s work and how you can help: (donations are tax-deductible) www.aynieducation.org
CONTACT: For more information, contact Annie Phillips at 206-275-1393; St. Francis of Assisi Parish Social Justice contact: Frances Davis â€¢ 206-242-4575 ext. 29
From a press release:
Seattleite Mounts Peaceful Surge
Is military escalation the path to peace? What would victory in Afghanistan, look like?
Come find out why one brave woman is stepping up her work educating Afghan boys and girls. Find out what she thinks of the troop surge.
Julia Bolz will update us and show slides of the schools sheâ€™s built, the charming kids who attend them, and the village elders who work with her in rural Afghanistan. Friday evening at 7, January 22, at Saint Francis Parish Hall, on 152nd Street and 21st Avenue in Burien. Enter parking lot from 20th Ave.
Refreshments will be served, and thereâ€™ll be a bake sale. More items for bake sale are welcome! (come early)â€¦and bring ball-point pens, which are hard to get in Afghanistan, for us to mail to students there.
Learn more about Juliaâ€™s work and how you can get involved: www.aynieducation.org Donations are tax-deductible.
Contact: Annie Phillips, 206-275-1393
Sponsored by Southend Neighbors for Peace, and St Francis of Assisi Parish Social Justice.