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Fall 2013 Social

Fall 2013 Wine and Cheese Social

Bridging Cultures, Fostering Futures, Restoring Hope through Research and Service in Central Africa

Thursday, September 19th

Time:  6:00 –8 p.m.
Place:  Foxdale Village Assembly Room

  500 E. Marylyn Ave., State College

Free parking is available in front of the building and in the parking garage

Members, friends, and all those interested in learning about the exciting work of UNA-Centre County are invited to this “free of charge” event.  Social begins at 6:00.  Program begins at 7 p. m.

Guest Speakers: Lee Ann and Arianna De Reus

Lee An and Arianna De Rues in Rwanda
The mother-daughter duo of Lee Ann and Arianna De Reus has worked in central Africa for seven years. In this presentation they will share some of the innovative projects, research findings, and lessons learned that continue to inspire their efforts. Whether addressing the needs of small-scale farmers with greenhouses in Kenya, understanding mothers' reactions to children born from rape in Congo, or
developing social entrepreneurship projects with a school in Rwanda, this PSU pair has many stories to tell about their Africa adventures. 

Lee Ann De Reus is an associate professor of human development and family studies, and women studies at Penn State Altoona. As a scholar-activist, she travels regularly to Panzi Hospital in eastern DR Congo to conduct research, develop programs for rape survivors and inform her advocacy work in the U.S. In Rwanda she leads an annual student trip to develop entrepreneurial projects with vulnerable populations. She is the co-founder of Panzi Foundation USA. 

Arianna De Reus is a sophomore at Penn State majoring in community, environment and development with concentrations in French, Arabic and humanitarian engineering and social entrepreneurship. She works in Kenya and Rwanda with local partners to construct, adapt and market affordable greenhouses for small-scale farmers. In Congo Arianna conducts art and language programs for children of rape survivors who come for care at Panzi Hospital.

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To ensure we have sufficient wine and cheese please RSVP By Sept 12, to Norma Keller,, or via the form below

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