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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Change the World - Educate Girls!


Girls' education is one of the hottest topics on the global agenda - and Camfed founder and Executive Director Ann Cotton is widely recognized as a thought-leader on the issue. You are invited to join Ann and a panel of other experts at the World Affairs Council in San Francisco on Monday, November 21st from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m, as they discuss the challenges and the promise of girls' education, as well as what makes a girls' education program effective.

Thanks to the generosity of the World Affairs Council, Camfed supporters who sign up here receive a special rate of $7.00! Just register in the box next to the words, 'Camfed International'.

Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, assistant professor of political science at San Francisco University and founder of Akili Dada, a girls' education and mentoring program in Kenya; and Dr. Joel Samoff, Professor of African Studies and Political Science, Stanford University will be joining Ann on the panel. Shelly Esque, President of Intel Foundation, will be moderating.
Register today to have an opportunity to meet Ann, and to be part of this stimulating and important conversation.

November 21st, 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St. Suite 200, San Francisco

$20 Foot Massage in Chinatown - Just walk through Grant Avenue. Flickr photos.
Dylan's all-day bike rental - I got a discount at the hostel and paid $22 instead. Biked and walked fromNorth Beach across Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito. Took the ferry back on Sunday. 
Green Tortoise Hostel - I felt like a family guest at this cool, green place + got the best value for my money.
Green Dreams wine tasting tour on Monday - Elie's tours are rated "excellent" by 165 travelers + me onTrip Advisor. Like the "Brief History of Wine" and his informative talk. I won a bottle of 2009 Oakley Five Reds wine at end of tour when he quizzed us about what we've learned. Also got printout of Elie's Favorite Cheap Eats!
Free Tai Chi Classes at Washington Square Park - I joined the ladies for a short session 2 days in a roll at around 8 am, but they start at 7:30 am every day.
Ingrid Cheng
Author of Dream: Creating a Better World 
Avid Traveler

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