"Three Cups of Tea" program with Library announced

Diane Winger announced today that the International Relations Committee is co-sponsoring a series of 4 programs with the Montrose Regional Library District:

Three Cups of Tea -- Building Hope in Central Asia (click title for a copy of the flyer for this event)

The series kicks off September 30th with a slide show presentation, “Climbing and Trekking in the Karakoram Mountains” presented by Masood Ahmad, director of student engagement and success at Adams State College in Alamosa. Ahmad also owns an adventure travel company which has been offering treks and climbs in the Karakoram region of the Himalayas, and has been mentioned in articles in Outside magazine, The Denver Post, The New York Times, and others.

On October 7, the cultures of Pakistan and Afghanistan will be the featured topic. Masood Ahmad returns to present music, clothing, and to discuss how the religion of the area, Islam, influences the daily lives and attitudes of the people there. Members of Altrusa are being asked to prepare and offer samples of some of the foods eaten in this part of Central Asia. *

“Making a Difference in the Himalaya region” is the topic on October 14. Coloradoans working with Mortenson’s Central Asia Institute & its Pennies for Peace program will be on hand, along with participants from dZi Foundation, Heifer International, ASTRA and Altrusa. The focus will be on how individuals can provide hope to people in the mountain regions of Asia.

The final evening on October 21 will be a book discussion of Greg Mortenson's book, Three Cups of Tea, emphasizing what it means for providing hope and building peace in troubled parts of the world.

All programs begin at 7:00 PM at the Library meeting room.

* Volunteers from Altrusa are needed to help with setup each of the 4 evenings. Adventurous cooks are also being asked to choose among a number of recipes available at our weekly meetings and bring an ethnic dish to the Culture night (October 7). Please sign up to help with one or more of these 4 evenings!

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