Emily Sikazwe, executive director of Women for Change of Zambia, will speak on Trinity’s campus on Thursday, March 15, 2007. The program is in Rose Parlor, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15pm. Guests are invited to bring their lunch; drinks and cookies will be provided.
Women For Change of Zambia focuses their development work on women. They face the problems of Africa and Africans squarely and try to address the issues. Working with existing leaders like tribal chiefs and shamans, they assist traditional leaders in understanding how their own status and leadership will be enhanced by sharing responsibility. They encourage as well as train women to take an active leadership roles in the development of their communities and country.
“Emily Sikazwe is a leader in her community and her country, and her energy and enthusiasm are contagious,” says Campus Ministry Director Barbara McCrabb. “I invite the Trinity community to come and catch the spirit, and hear what Women for Change is doing in Zambia.” The goals of Women for Change are to work with and empower remote rural communities, especially women; and contribute towards sustainable development and the eradication of all forms of poverty.
The program is sponsored by the Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN), Trinity’s Campus Ministry program and Jubilee USA Network. For more information call 202/884-9780 or 202/884-9653.