Sunday, September 4, 2011

Guest Nadia Fawzi and Hima Fundraiser

Next week Hima Mesopotamia is sponsoring visiting researcher Dr. Nadia al-Mudaffer Fawzi, Assistant Professor of Marine and Enviornmental Pollution, Marine Chemistry Department, Marine Science Center, University of Basrah, Iraq. The fundraiser will be Friday, September 9th, from 6:00-10:00 pm. The talk will be "The Desertification of Eden: Stories from the Marsh Arabs" and a film on the Marsh Arabs. We will serve light middle eastern food. Suggested donations: $15.00 adults, $10.00 students, children free.

The location is the Kiwanis Family House, 2875 50th ST, Sacramento, CA. For reservations email or view our web site at

Other events this week include:
* Tuesday September 6th, Geology Department Colloquium from 4:30-6:00 in Mendocino Hall, Room 1015, CSU Sacramento Campus
* Wed September 7th, Environmental Studies Department and SSIS "Marsh Arabs and the Environmental Changes in Southern Iraq Marshes", Mendocino Hall, Room 1015
*Monday Sept 12th, STEM Faculty Forumj "Impacts of Environmental Change: The Life and REalities of Iraqi Women and Children in the Mesopotamian Marshes, presented by the Center for STEM Excellence, Sequoia Hall, Room 317.

1 comment:

  1. awesome fundraiser! no comments on this page?! how strange! I'm just watching the PBS special "Braving Iraq". Many in the western world are unaware of the ruined marshes in Iraq. I am a student of history and try to learn as much as possible! don't give up hope, every day is new, perfect and better than the last.