[act-ma] 11/22 8:30pm - Resilience in Afghanistan: A Photographer's Reportback (Webinar)

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Sat Nov 20 11:30:57 PST 2010


  Resilience in Afghanistan: A Photographer's Reportback

Connie Frisbie Houde, Global Village Photographer 
<http://globalphotographer.wordpress.com/>, presents a photographic 
reportback by webinar from her trip to Afghanistan in August.   (A 
webinar works like a conference call, but you also sit at your computer 
and see the photographs while Connie is speaking.)

*When: *Monday, November 22, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Eastern time
*Webinar Login: *Go to http://www.freebinar.com/rozziecole1
*Phone Conference: *Call 702-473-3463, conference id 769943#
We suggest connecting 5 minutes early to make sure you are ready.

"I have been traveling, researching, studying and photographing 
Afghanistan since 2003 when I first visited Kabul. During that February 
visit I reacquainted myself with Tom Little, a childhood playmate, and 
his wife Libby, a high school classmate. Our relationship deepened has I 
learned of Tom’s work with the National Organization of Ophthalmic 
Rehabilitation Eye Care Program and returned to document this program. 
In succeeding visits in 2004, 2005, and 2009 in Afghanistan and at 
dinners in our home or theirs when they were on home leave in the US, we 
spent many hours talking about Afghanistan as they shared their 
experiences," Connie writes.

"I was traveling in Afghanistan in August, planning to connect with Tom 
after his expedition to Nuristan with a team of aid workers, when I 
learned of their tragic deaths. As a result of the uncertain security 
situation my travel plans were curtailed.  I chose to stay in Kabul and 
bear witness to the burial and memorial service for an amazing human 
being, a very special friend and mentor."

"The photographs I did take represent my vision of the resilience and 
exquisiteness of humanity that I see in the Afghans. I realize that we 
have much to share with each other as we bridge the differences from 
culture to culture.  If we are lucky, we discover that there are many 
similarities that become a means of commonality as we build a global 
village."

Connie will talk about how she has seen a change in the security for aid 
workers and the effect of the rogue "Taliban" groups.  She will describe 
two different aid projects giving her analysis of why one is successful 
and the other is problematical.  She also will discuss the different 
Afghan reactions to the continued military presence and what she sees 
behind the different responses.

Sponsored by United for Peace and Justice, Afghanistan Working Group
<http://www.unitedforpeace.org/article.php?id=4110>

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