The Bosniak-American Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina (BAACBH) cordially invites you to the Bosnian Women’s Day on Capitol Hill. We will celebrate the courage of women and emphasize the role of art in the process of multi-ethnic dialogue in a post-conflict society.
Opening Program and Reception:
1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Location: The Congressional Meeting Room North at the Capitol Visitor Center, the new main entrance to the U.S. Capitol, is located on the East front at First Street and East Capitol Street, NE. (Directions)
Keynote speakers 1:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.:
Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)
Mrs. Munira Beba Hadzic, BosFam Executive Director
Ms. Elmina Kulasic, BAACBH Executive Director
Guest Speakers 2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.:
Mr. Sebastian GrÃ¤fe, Program Director for Foreign & Security Policy and Transatlantic Issues at the Heinrich BÃ¶ll Foundation
Mr. Iain Guest, Executive Director at The Advocacy Project
Dr. Bisera Turkovic, former BiH Ambassador to the U.S.- Invited
Refreshments and passes to the Visitor’s Center Gallery will be provided.
BAACBH and the Heinrich BÃ¶ll Foundation of North America, in cooperation with The Advocacy Project, would like to emphasize the role of women and their empowerment in Bosnia & Herzegovina. In various cities across the US, Mrs. Munira Beba Hadzic and Ms. Elmina Kulasic will speak about the role of women, art, and the promotion of multi-ethnic dialogue in a post-conflict society.
BosFam was founded in 1994 as a center for refugee women to gather, knit, and talk during the war. BOSFAM continues this tradition of community-building while providing women with income-generating handicraft projects.It operates on the principles of humaneness, impartiality, independence and volunteer work.
This event is sponsored by the Heinrich BÃ¶ll Foundation North America