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Mothering Around the World: An Intercultural Dialogue

May 6, 2010 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A Mother's Tale of Hope coverYou’re invited to an afternoon panel discussion to examine the plight of women and girls all over the world. Participants and panelists will include members of the West Indian, African-American, East Indian, African, Hispanic and Middle Eastern communities and moderated by Grace Virtue, author of “How will I Know My Children When I Get to Heaven? A Mother’s Tales of Hope.” Women will discuss definitions of mothering and how it differs from parenting, today’s greatest challenges facing mothers (particularly single mothers), and how culture impacts approaches to mothering.

Speakers include:

  • Wanjiru Kamau, Ed., President & CEO, African Immigrant & Refugee Foundation
  • Rev. Denise King-Miller, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Department of Afro-American Studies, Howard University
  • Rev. Julia Jarvis, Spiritual Director, Interfaith Families Project of Greater Washington
  • Tamar Abrams, Communications Director, Institute for Policy Studies;
  • Anita Nahal, Ph.D., Acting Director of International Studies, Howard University
  • Mozna Khraiwesh, doctoral student at Howard University.

The context of the discussion is Dr. Grace Virtue’s book, “How Will I know My Children When I Get to Heaven?” Light refreshment will be served. This event is being co-sponsored by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center, the Afro-American Resource Center, and the Institute for Policy Studies.

For more information email or call (202) 238-2335.


May 6, 2010
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Ralph J. Bunche Int’l Affairs Center, Howard University
2218 Sixth Street, NW
Washington, DC United States
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