1 December 2014 — Carolina Sheinfeld, Speaker (Live): Rotary Peace Fellow/Torture Survivors Project

IMPORTANT DATES

MONDAY, DECEMBER 8 — 6:15pm  — Club Board of Directors Meeting, The Fireplace Room at Denny’s. All Club Members always welcome.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28 — 12:30pm-ish to 2:00pm-ish — Our FOURTH SUNDAY meeting for December will instead be a fun, informal holiday party…location TBA!

SUNDAY, JANUARY 18 — 9:00am to 2:00pm — BLOOD DRIVE, in support of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, with Los Angeles Kings Care Foundation — SAVE THE DATE!

 

ROTARY E-WARENESS CAMPAIGN, DECEMBER 2014: FOSTER CHILDREN

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This month’s Rotary E-Club E-wareness campaign presents information about foster children.  Throughout the month our Club will provide resources gathered by our Club Member Natalia Yungerlevi, this month’s coordinator.  The information will be helpful to you and to the people you care about.  See the campaign by clicking here.

 

THIS WEEK’S PROGRAM

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One of the most valuable Rotary Foundation worldwide programs is the Rotary Peace Fellowship.  Here’s some background on the scholarship, in Rotary International’s words:

“In 2002, The Rotary Foundation partnered with leading universities around the world to create the Rotary Peace Centers.  Rotary Peace Fellows begin earning master’s degrees in fields such as international relations, sustainable development, peace studies, and conflict resolution.  In 2006, a new Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University began offering a three-month professional development program in peace and conflict studies for mid-level and upper-level professionals.”

Our Club was privileged to welcome one of those fantastic upper-level professionals, Carolina Sheinfeld, to our Fourth Sunday gathering on November 23, 2014.  Carolina, originally from Spain but living in the Los Angeles area for many years, received her certification from Chulalongkorn University earlier this year.  She then returned to resume her duties as Project Coordinator for the Torture Survivors Project of Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA).

Each year, up to 100 carefully-selected Rotary Peace Fellows earn either the three-month professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies or the master’s degree in one or more of various disciplines related to peace and security at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand (the certificate program), University of Queensland, Australia; University of Bradford, England; International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan; Uppsala University, Sweden; and a jointly-run program at Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the US.

For LAFLA, Carolina and her team provide a wide range of service for refuges and asylees.  Survivors of torture now living in the Los Angeles area have access to assistance with residency, asylum, and citizenship issues, family reunification, and social services.  For more information, see the link below the video.

This week’s video program shares Carolina’s presentation to us about both the Peace Fellowship and the Torture Survivors Project.

If the embedded video does not work, please click here to view it on YouTube.

 

LAFLA’S TORTURE SURVIVORS PROJECT

ROTARY PEACE CENTER AT CHULALONGKORN UNIVERSITY

 

The opinions expressed by guest speakers, or in advertisements that appear on external websites linked to this program, are those of the speaker(s) / websites / advertisers and not necessarily of the Rotary E-Club of The Greater San Fernando Valley or its members. No endorsement is implied. Programs are presented for informational purposes only.

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