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2014 Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week

The deadline for signing up for R.S.V.P. events is March 28, 2014.


Coffee and Conversation with Dr. Shannon Potter

Monday, March 31, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

Dr. Shannon Potter

Shannon J Potter is an OB/GYN resident who worked with some of the doctors in Ethiopia at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital helping women injured in childbirth find hope and healing. She graduated from LeTourneau University and obtained her medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She has spent time in Kenya, Ethiopia and Congo where she plans to work after graduation from residency. "When I saw what it was like firsthand, I decided I would have to forget about it, or do something about it," Potter said. "I hope to convince you to find what will move you to change the world in your way." R.S.V.P.s for this event are now closed.


Coffee and Conversation with Sara Rahim

Tuesday, April 1, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Sara Rahim

Sara Rahim is a double major in Public Health and International Studies at Saint Louis University. Sara's passion for social justice expands to global health, interfaith, and refugee/migration issues. She has studied Arabic in Egypt, offered healthcare and workshops in Honduras, and spent a semester in Morocco, where she conducted a study on accessibility to healthcare for undocumented sub-Saharan migrants. She later returned to Morocco to work with grassroots NGOs that focus on sub-Saharan female migrants' health. Off campus, Sara has interned at Interfaith Youth Core coaching students to be leaders of interfaith action, and she has worked in refugee resettlement at World Relief. Join us to learn more about Sara's fieldwork and her recent trip to Morocco. Space is limited. R.S.V.P.s for this event are now closed.


Coffee and Conversation with Dr. Luke Yarbrough

Wednesday, April 2, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Luke Yarbrough

Luke Yarbrough is Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History. He earned his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2012. His academic interests focus on the pre-modern history of the region, and in particular on social and political aspects of inter-faith relations. Dr. Yarbrough studied and worked in Egypt for several years and travelled elsewhere in the Middle East, but will be discussing issues of relevance to intellectually curious, ethically engaged people across the map. Space is limited. R.S.V.P. here.


Coffee and Conversation with Shabana Basij-Rasikh

Thursday, April 3, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Shabana Basij-Rasikh

Come join this year's keynote speaker, Shabana Basij-Rasikh, and Political Round Table for an intimate discussion on pursuing a career in social justice. Come learn the hardships, advantages and disadvantages of being an activist in today's world. Interested in social justice issues but don't know what to do after college? Want to start a non-profit or run a human rights campaign? Shabana will be sharing why she chose her career and how her path led to where she is today. Please don't miss this opportunity to simply sit, have coffee and chat with and learn from someone who has spent her life working toward social change. Space is limited. R.S.V.P.s for this event are now closed.

Signature Symposium Reception

Thursday, April 3, 7:00 p.m.

Following the Atlas Week Signature Symposium, there will be a private reception with Shabana Basij-Rasikh. Space is limited. R.S.V.P. here.


Cooking Demo with Samina Ahmad: Pakistan's "Martha Stewart" of Healthy Living

Friday, April 4, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Samina Ahmad

Dr. Samina Ahmad graduated from the University of Punjab, in Pakistan with a degree in medicine, and has worked at Services Hospital, the National Institute of Child Health, and as a Casualty Medical Officer. Deeply concerned about healthcare and its availability to underprivileged women and children, Dr. Ahmad subsequently built and administered the Al-Rehman Welfare Trust & Medical Center in Karachi, Pakistan. 
Along with her husband, she launched the Salman and Samina Global Wellness Initiative (SSGWI) that focuses on three main areas: interfaith and cross-cultural dialogue, global health and wellness, and music education. Dr. Ahmad concurrently developed a second career hosting numerous highly popular television programs on healthful cooking and nutrition. Come join us as Samina will demonstrate and discuss healthy ways to cook South Asian food. Space is limited. R.S.V.P.s for this event are now closed.

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