October 10, 2008

Community Notes:

Latino Health Leadership Summit

San Ysidro Health Center (SYHC)will hold a Latino Health Leadership Summit on Thursday and Friday, October 16-17, 2008 at San Ysidro Health Center’s Operations Complex located at 1275 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92154. The primary goals of this Leadership Summit are to increase the public’s general understanding of the key issues influencing the health and well-being of Latinos and provide a community-based forum to explore ‘best practices’ for delivering quality health services in a respectful, culturally proficient manner. 

Afghan Women and Children Making Progress

There is little good news coming out of Afghanistan these days, but one local organization that supports education of boys and girls in that war-torn country reports that the ratio of girls enrolling in classes at two children’s centers has grown from 31% last year to 48% this year. Voices of Women (VOW) will present an eye-opening event on October 14th supporting the work of the Afghan Women’s Educational Center (AWEC), which funds literacy programs for women in Mazar-al-Sharif, and two children’s centers for working school children in Kabul.

Two notable speakers will present their stories on the needs of women and children in Afghanistan and the progress that has been made. US Navy Captain Margaret Kibben, who served as Command Chaplain in 2006 with the Combined Forces Command in Afghanistan will discuss her work with building schools. Kabul native, Nazi Etemadi, has lived in the US since 1979 and has been working with several relief organizations, as well as USAID and UNESCO to raise awareness of the plight of women and children in Afghanistan.

The FREE event is Tuesday October 14th, 2008, at 7:00 PM at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice located at 5998 Alcalá Park, on the University of San Diego campus. Space is limited; RSVP now to rsvpclarke@cox.net

Senior Citizens Day Expo 2008!

The 11th annual “Senior Citizens Day” Expo will be held on Saturday, October 11th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Oceanside Civic Center Plaza, 300 N. Coast Highway.

The Expo will showcase a variety of health & wellness, retirement, financial services, arts and crafts booths, a special classic car show, entertainment by “The Evans Brothers Band” from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the “Oceanside Society Orchestra”, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

For event information please contact the Oceanside Senior Center at 760-435-5039.

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