AAUW: Living in North Africa

Toni Corrigan

Keeley Embleton of Mesa will be the speaker at AAUW Southeast Branch meeting, Monday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sunsets Dining Room in Oakwood Country Club of Sun Lakes.

Keeley is a graduate of California Lutheran University with a B.A. in English and a minor in International Relations. She loves to travel, and lived with her husband and new baby in Cairo, Egypt during part of the “Arab Spring.” Keeley says, “I have a heart for serving refugees and Middle Eastern women.” While living in Egypt, she made friends with her Egyptian women neighbors and will share experiences and insights gained from living in a predominantly Muslim country. Keeley says, “I was able to glean a sense of the positive and negative effects on the women living in an Islamic culture. My hope is that our eyes will be more open to other women around the world. How can we encourage and care for one another without the barriers of culture and religion getting in the way?”

Since 1881, The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. AAUW has a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches and 600 college/university institutional partners. It is one of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women.

AAUW invites all who hold an associate or higher degree from an accredited college or university to join. For further information on this program or membership go to http://southeastvalley-az.aauw.net/.