The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Pleasant Hill-Martinez Branch, will hold its annual international “Soup Supper” on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at 6 PM at St.Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1601 St. Mary Drive, in Pleasant Hill. Our members will prepare a large selection of homemade soups, breads and desserts. Bring your own soup bowl and soup spoon. The public is invited for a low cost of $10.00.
It will be followed by a presentation from Budd MacKenzie who founded Trust in Education, a nonprofit organization to help Afghans rebuild their lives and country. In 2004, he raised funds to build a school in Afghanistan and has traveled to Afghanistan 20 times in the last 15 years. He published a book about his work inside and outside Afghanistan titled “Off the Couch and Into the War for Hearts and Minds.” It is literally what happened to him. He is very involved with schools in his community advocating that teachers and parents devote more time to teaching empathy and compassion to their students and children. He created a course for Dominican College titled “Reversing the Trend – From Narcissism to Altruism”. He was also recognized by HH Dalai Lama as an “Unsung Hero of Compassion” in 2014.
AAUW is open to anyone with an associate’s college degree or higher. The organization seeks to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Visit our websitse at www.aauw-pleasanthill-martinez.org. Our strategic areas are Education & Training, Economic Security, Leadership, and Governance & Sustainability.
Reserve your spot by calling our co-chairs Margie Pruitt at 925-372-8789 or Donna DiBetta at 925-228-5606.