Originally Posted on May 19th, 2011
President and Founder of EWI, Marga Fripp will be speaking at Ghosts of My Home Country on May, 23rd and there will be an Empowered Women International Artist Market from 2pm-4:30pm.
When: May 23, 2011 | 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Asia Society Washington, The Cinnabar Room, Whittemore House, 2nd Flr., 1526 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Cost: Asia Society Members: $15. Non-members: $20. Students (with valid student ID): $10. RSVPs are required by 12:00 pm on May 20.
About the event:
More than 1 million people immigrated legally to the United States in 2010—nearly half of them Asian; of that number, most are women. Many are drawn here by the prospect of a better life, but others are pushed to flee halfway around the world because of gender-based violence, political persecution, religious curbs, or human trafficking. As Americans debate the pros and cons of immigration, human rights abuses continue worldwide, prompting an ever-increasing number of immigrants to come to the United States. Join us for two panel discussions about human rights abuses and available services for Asian immigrants.
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