Aspen Institute Presents Lunchtime Event on Education as Solution in Afghanistan

February 24, 2010

Contact: Cristal Logan
Community Outreach Director
The Aspen Institute
Tel. 970-544-7929


Aspen, CO, February 24, 2010 –– The Aspen Institute is pleased to welcome Julia Bolz, founder of Journey with an Afghan School, to speak at a lunchtime discussion on Thursday, March 4, 2010. Ms. Bolz will speak on “Education – a Key for Building Peace in Afghanistan.” The event will take place from 12:00 -2:00 pm at the Aspen Meadows Restaurant. Tickets are $35 for donors and $45 for non-donors.

Julia Bolz founded “Journey with an Afghan School,” in 2002 With funds raised by communities across the United States, the project has defied all odds by building 18 large, new schools and repairing more than 20 others, serving some 25,000 Afghan students. Bolz aims to build peace in Afghanistan by educating youth and preventing them from being manipulated by the forces of extremism. A nationally-recognized speaker and social justice advocate, Julia Bolz is dedicated to engaging, educating, and empowering the poor. Through photos, stories and a show & tell, Julia will bring the Afghan culture to life and share her work and experiences in Afghanistan.

Julia will also be speaking to students and faculty at Aspen High School as part of the Institute’s Speaking to the Future Series, on March 5.

Please join us! Registration and more or call 970-544-7914.

The Aspen Institute mission is twofold: to foster values-based leadership, encouraging individuals to reflect on the ideals and ideas that define a good society, and to provide a neutral and balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues. The Aspen Institute does this primarily in four ways: seminars, young-leader fellowships around the globe, policy programs, and public conferences and events. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also has an international network of partners.

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