Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Dr. Thomas Gionis, MD, JD Speaking about the Stem Cell Revolution - April 29, 2014, 7PM at the Thousand Oaks Library


GLOBAL EXCHANGE
VENTURA COUNTY SUPPORTERS 
PRESENTS

DR. THOMAS GIONIS, MD, JD
SPEAKING ABOUT:
The Stem Cell Revolution: An Update on Stem Cell Treatment

TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014

THOUSAND OAKS LIBRARY, 1401 E. JANSS ROAD, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

DR. Thomas Gionis, Medical Director and Director of Stem Cell Research, serves as the Surgeon-in-Chief of the Irvine Stem Cell Treatment Center in Irvine, Ca.  Dr. Gionis has lectured in the UCLA School of Public Health, on Health Law and Principles of Global Health.  He is also a frequent lecturer in Bioethics, International Law, Peace and Public Health, at various international United Nations UNESCO bioethics workshops and seminars. 

A question and answer period will follow the presentation

Friday, March 21, 2014

Professor Jose M. Alamillo speaking about: CUBA Up Close and Personal


Ventura County Supporters presents:
“Professor Jose M. Alamillo
Speaking about
CUBA
Up Close and Personal
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road
7:00 P.M- 8:30 P.M

 
On May 21,2013, faculty and students traveled to Havana, Cuba for ten days as part of a semester-long course at CSU Channel Islands on Cuba's history, culture and politics.  During the trip they interacted with ordinary Cubans and experts in economics, politics, medicine, literature and the arts.  For this presentation, Professor Alamillo and his students will discuss their experiences in traveling to Cuba, their visits to medical clinics, museums, and community centers and their impressions on the future of U.S.-Cuba relations.

 Jose M. Alamillo is Full Professor and Coordinator of Chicano/a Studies Program at California State University Channel Islands (Camarillo, CA).  He is the author of Making Lemonade Out Of Lemons: Mexican-American Labor and Leisure in a California Town, 1900-1960 (2006) and co-author of Latinos in  U.S. Sport: A History of Isolation, Cultural Identity, and Acceptance (2011).  He teaches courses in Chicana/o Studies, Latino/a Studies, Immigration and Labor, Sports and Community Service-Learning.

Please plan to join us for an informative evening. A question and answer period will follow this presentation.

This program is free and open to the public.  Contributions will be gratefully accepted.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare: Facts, Fiction and What We All Need to Know NOW!”


GLOBAL EXCHANGE
Ventura County Supporters presents:
“The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare: Facts, Fiction and What We All Need to Know NOW!”
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road
7:00 P.M- 8:30 P.M.

Catherine Pedrosa, an Outreach and Education Specialist with the United Way of Ventura County, will present a program on this important and timely subject. Ms. Pedrosa is also a Certified Educator with Covered California, the State’s health insurance exchange.

Prior to United Way, Catherine ran the First 5 Family Resource Center in Simi Valley.  She has worked on health care, child development, child care and community engagement over the past 15 years, in both Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

Please plan to join us for an informative evening. A question and answer period will follow this presentation.

This program is free and open to the public.  Contributions will be gratefully accepted.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Update Afghanistan - Maryam Qudrat, Professor at CSU Long Beach

GLOBAL EXCHANGE
Ventura County Supporters present:
“UPDATE AFGHANISTAN”
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road
7:00 P.M- 8:30 P.M.
 
Global Exchange, Ventura County Supporters, are pleased to present a talk by Maryam Qudrat, Ph.D., Professor at California State University Long Beach and a Fellow at UC Irvine’s Center for Ethics and Morality.  Dr. Qudrat holds in PhD in philosophy from the University of  Southern California.  In 2003, she authored a book entitled Torn Between Two Cultures:  An Afghan-American Woman Speaks Out.  She has traveled extensively in the region and has made numerous appearances on media such as CNN, TIME Magazine and The Los Angeles Times. 
As our troops depart this vital South Asian country after America’s longest war, what should Americans know about what we are leaving behind?  What is the current status of basic education, higher education, women’s affairs and public health?  And what should we expect about the future relationship between Afghanistan and the United States?
Local Board Members of two elementary schools for Afghan Refugee Girls will also be on hand to display Afghan jewelry, shawls and other  South Asian items, available with donations to the schools in refugee camps in northwest Pakistan.
Please plan to join us for an informative evening and an opportunity to do some holiday shopping.
A question and answer period will follow this presentation.
 
This program is free and open to the public.  Contributions will be gratefully accepted.

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Plight of the Refugees - Lily Karam and Lulu Emery


GLOBAL EXCHANGE

Ventura County Supporters present: 

“The Plight of the Refugees”

Wednesday, September 23, 2013

Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road 7:00 P.M- 8:30 P.M.

Global Exchange, Ventura County Supporters, are pleased to present a talk by Lily Karam and Lulu Emery who will discuss the ever growing number of refugees in the Middle East.  The program will conduct an overview of refugees in Lebanon, Iraq, the Palestinian territories and, lastly, Syria where a two year civil war is creating large numbers of desperate displaced persons.  There will also be a discussion of the work done by volunteers to bring injured children to Southern California for needed medical interventions.

Lily Karam is a native Palestinian who has lived in Southern California for almost 40 years.  She is a successful business woman, a long time humanitarian activist and President of the Palestine Children's Relief Fund.  Lulu Emery, a retired registered nurse earned her nursing degree from the Jordan College of Nursing in Amman, Jordan where she later served as nursing instructor.  In 1999 she participated in a medical fact finding mission to Iraq, visiting various hospitals and schools.  She is a Board member of The Palestine Children's Relief Fund.

A question and answer period will follow this presentation.

This program is free and open to the public. Contributions will be gratefully accepted.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Who Rules Iran? by Kazem Alamdari

GLOBAL EXCHANGE
Ventura County Supporters present:
“Who Rules Iran?”
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
, 7:00 P.M- 8:30 P.M.
Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road

Global Exchange, Ventura County Supporters, are pleased to present a talk by Kazem Alamdari, Ph.D., California State University Northridge and Visiting Scholar at UCLA. This presentation will examine the changes in the power structure in Iran, beginning with the Ayatollah Khomeini, as an obstacle to U.S.-Iranian reconciliation. Kazem Alamdari received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and his B. S. in Psychology from the University of Tehran. He has taught at various universities, including UCLA, Cal State University Los Angeles, and Cal State University Northridge. Currently he is a visiting scholar at the Department of Sociology, UCLA. Alamdari has published four books and numerous articles in English and Persian. He has presented lectures at national and international conferences in the United States, the former Soviet Union, Canada, Germany, Turkey, China, Japan and Brazil. A question and answer period will follow this presentation.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Stephen Stratton Speaking About Guatemala: An American Experience


Global Exchange Ventura County Supporters Thousand Oaks

GLOBAL EXCHANGE VENTURA COUNTY SUPPORTERS

Presents

STEPHEN STRATTON

speaking about

GUATEMALA: An American Perspective

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road

7:00 P.M- 8:30 P.M.  


Guatemala is located in Central America and is populated by over 13 million people.  After its independence from Spain in 1821, it was ruled by a succession of dictators until 1944 when a coup led to a civilian, democratically elected government.  In 1954, the CIA led the overthrow of this government.  From 1960-1996 Guatemala became caught up in bloody civil wars and genocides as did other countries in Central America.  Since the mid 1990's Guatemala has become a representative democracy.

Stephen Stratton  is head of Collections and Technical Services at the John Spoor Broome
Library, Cal State University Channel Islands, where he leads the library forward into the future of digital books and journals.  Mr. Stratton will talk about his experiences in Guatemala working with two Non Governmental Organizations focusing on libraries, literacy and education.

FREE PUBLIC PROGRAM
Information:  805/499-1880

The Global Exchange Ventura County Supporters is a group of people – a local community of conscience - dedicated to providing monthly public forums, supporting and working with other local organizations committed to social and economic justice, human rights and ecological sustainability, since 2003.  Global Exchange, headquartered in San Francisco , is an international human rights organization dedicated to promoting environmental, political and social justice.  Since our founding in 1988, Global Exchange has increased the U.S. public's awareness while building partnerships worldwide.