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  • Subject: EXPERIENCES OF WOMEN IN AFGHANISTAN: Videoconference and LIVE Webstream
  • Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2009 14:08:14 -0500
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Title: EXPERIENCES OF WOMEN IN AFGHANISTAN: Videoconference and LIVE Webstream
Apologies for cross-posting. I still have limited space available for interactive videoconference sites in next week’s EXPERIENCES OF WOMEN IN AFGHANISTAN program. Pre-registration and testing is required to be an interactive videoconference site. Please publicize the  live webstream to anyone who might be interested!

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Experiences of Women In Afghanistan
A Conversation with Suraya Pakzad        
Target Audience: High School Students (Grades 10-12)

Date: Friday, November 13, 2009

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. ET
Cost: Free        
Requirements for Participation: 
  • There are spots for 10 MAGPI Members with H.323 videoconferencing capabilities
  • There are 5 spots for non-MAGPI Members with H.323 videoconferencing capabilities and who are connected to their national/state research and education network

More information/Registration: (Registration for this program closes on Monday, November 9, 2009).
Suraya Pakzad of Afghanistan, entered into an arranged marriage at the age of fourteen years old, and by the time she was sixteen, was the mother of two children. Suraya is now 37 years old and has raised a family of six children. However, with all of these personal challenges and responsibilities she has dedicated her life to helping the women of Afghanistan by starting schools in private homes during the Taliban period, creating vocational training for women in prisons, and establishing safe shelter homes for abused women which offer medical, psychological and legal assistance. Suraya and her organization are dedicated to their cause and every day live with the threats of violence and kidnapping of themselves and family members. Join us to hear her real life stories and be inspired by her dedication and grace!

Named one of Time Magazine's most 100 Influential People of 2009, Suraya will talk about her life experiences and work as the Executive Director and Founder of Voice of Women Organization. Suraya's friend and colleague, Aldo Magazzeni of Traveling Mercies, will moderate this event. There are a select number of interactive videoconference spots available for this event. It will be webstreamed live via real player through Penn Video Network, and an archive of the program will be available through MAGPI's channel on iTunes approximately one week after the event.

Not an Interactive Videoconference Site? Join the live webstream!

The following link will be live beginning at 9:50 a.m. EST on the day of the event, with content beginning promptly at 10:00 a.m. EST:

Technical Requirements for getting the RealPlayer stream:

To view the Internet webcast, your computer must have RealPlayer (version 8 or higher). RealPlayer is available for free from  Visit this site and follow the instructions to download and install the "RealPlayer - Free" option.

To test RealPlayer on your computer prior to the event, click on the link below (or copy and paste it into your web
browser) to watch an archived video of commencement exercises from the University of Pennsylvania:

If you need assistance accessing the webstream, please contact .

Heather Weisse Walsh
MAGPI, Manager of Educational Services
3401 Walnut Street, Suite 233A
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6228
phone: 215-573-6417
twitter: hlw2
skype: hlweisse

  • EXPERIENCES OF WOMEN IN AFGHANISTAN: Videoconference and LIVE Webstream, Heather Weisse, 11/06/2009

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