Kurdish Resiliency: Women Rising Up
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May , 10, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

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The leadership initiatives of Kurdish women are branded with swift and effective empowerment in the wake of the bloody and devastating Islamic state control of the Saddam regime. They are combated still with ideology and conflict that threatens the freedoms and rights of women every day.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
5:30 p.m. Reception, 6:15 – 7:30 p.m. Program
Location:  
University Center, UCCS
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs
 Parking outside University Center free after 5:00 pm

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Friday, May 5th

 

 

 

Amanda Metcalfe

Instructor, United States Air Force Academy

Doctoral Candidate in Leadership, Research, and Policy- UCCS

Amanda Metcalfe takes an intimate look into the women of Kurdistan, their socio-cultural backdrop, and the recent, and ancient history influencing female leadership in Kurdistan today. The women’s freedom movement is highlighted with an exclusive perspective of these current ideological and political battles that includes the Syrian and Iraqi conflict with ISIS. In addition to the freedom movement, Amanda examines innovative, intellectual, social, and political leadership strategies. These perspectives come from the hearts and minds of women whose impact has largely been excluded from historical writing. Today, their leadership is going down in history. They are proud Kurdish women who will have witnessed and identified with a momentous struggle met with pride, resistance, intellectualism, and sacrifice.Amanda Metcalfe has spent twenty years serving the community in community and military counselling.  She is currently an Instructor and counselor at the United States Air Force Academy, and has spent the last two years in a leadership research program. She has recently focused her research efforts ion post trauma growth and feminist cultural leadership through research travel including to Cuba, Kurdistan, and Israel to examine culture and empowerment of women making significant global strides in leadership.  Amanda, in order to tell this vibrant story of leadership, will feature the professional photography of Matt Rains.

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