Three Ladies in Cairo, Anne Edelstam

About "Three Ladies in Cairo" is the fictionalized true story of how three Swedish women – grandmother Hilda, mother Ingrid, and the author Anne Edelstam. Description Three Ladies in Cairo is the fictionalized true story of how three Swedish women – grandmother Hilda, mother Ingrid, and Anne herself. Together they discover Egypt throughout the twentieth century’s social changes, up to the country’s first free elections in June 2012. All three learn to cope with the colossal social and … [Read more...]

Sheryl WuDunn – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this globally re-known journalist, one who has devoted her life to the pursuit of justice, in the area of human rights. Her work, winning her the Pulitzer Prize, has taken her around the globe from Tiananmen Square, such as the Philippines, Burma and North Korea, as well as Australia through to North America. She is very first Asian American reporter that was hired at the New York Times ... and is now here to celebrate … [Read more...]

HEROINE – History & Hope for Solutions

Heroin was first synthesized in 1874 by C. R. Alder Wright, an English chemist working at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, England. He had been experimenting with combining morphine with various acids. He boiled anhydrous morphine alkaloid with acetic anhydride over a stove for several hours and produced a more potent, acetylated form of morphine, now called diacetylmorphine. The compound was sent to F. M. Pierce of Owens College in Manchester for analysis, who reported the … [Read more...]

Avaaz.org , Stand with Aung San Suu Kyi‏

Dear friends, Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's movement for democracy in Burma is hanging in the balance this week, with the regime threatening a brutal response to her call to free political prisoners. Activists have appealed to the world for help, saying international pressure is crucial to tipping the balance. Let's stand with Suu Kyi and the brave Burmese: The future of Aung San Suu Kyi and her amazing movement for democracy in Burma is hanging in the balance this week, and … [Read more...]

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