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The College of Liberal Arts, Women’s Studies Program and Outreach Global are presenting a book panel on "Daughters of the Nile: Egyptian Women Changing Their World," featuring the editor, Samia I. Spencer of Auburn University, and contributors Rania Al-Mashat of the International Monetary Fund, Maysaa Barakat of Florida Atlantic University, Awatef Hamed of the Center for Intelligent Propulsion and Nimet Habachy, a broadcaster in New York City. "Daughters of the Nile" focuses on 38 modern Egyptian pioneers, groundbreakers, and achievers to counteract pervasive negative stereotypes about Egyptian women. The presentation begins at 2 p.m., a question and answer session will take place from 3:30-4 p.m., and a reception will follow. The event will take place in the Alumni Center Atrium on Oct. 3, and is free and open to all.

Proceeds from the book are donated to two Cairo charities founded by book authors. Half of the funds goes to “Banati” (my daughters in Arabic), founded by Pediatrician Hana Aboulghar. It cares for girls in street situations. The other half goes to “The Association for the Protection of the Environment,” founded by Social Scientist Marie Assaad. It seeks to improve living conditions in the garbage collectors’ neighborhood.

For more information, contact Giovanna Summerfield, professor and associate dean for Educational Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts, at 844-2890 or
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