FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 27, 2010
MUW events to focus on Nepal
COLUMBUS, Miss. -- For Menuka Ban and other students from Nepal, Mississippi University for Women’s fall International Series will mean a chance to educate their classmates and the community about their home country, with a special focus on the status of Nepalese women.
The first event in the series, to be held Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m., will feature Dr. Sarah Brauner-Otto, assistant professor of sociology at Mississippi State University, discussing women’s changing behaviors and place in Nepalese society and family.
Then, on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m., Ban, a sophomore political science major, will lead a forum of Nepalese students who will discuss roles for young Nepalese women in the 21st century.
The final series event of the fall, scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 7 pm., will be a screening of the film “The Sari Soldiers.” This award-winning film tells the extraordinary stories of six women shaping Nepal’s future during a time of political upheaval, civil war and democratic revolution.
All series events are free and open to the public and will be held in Martin Hall Room 220 on the MUW campus.
The series is financially assisted by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Mississippi Humanities Council. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.