Celebrate the rich culture of Afghanistan through URI’s UnClassroom experience

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KINGSTON, R.I. – December 9, 2014 – The University of Rhode Island will be presenting “A Journey to Afghanistan: The Real World Experiences of URI and Afghan Students”, Dec. 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom, 50 Lower College Road. The event is free and open to the public.


Students from Daphne Wales’ special topics class in communications will showcase their work featuring the stories of both the URI students enrolled in the course and the Afghan women who have contributed to it.


Throughout the course, students and Afghan women came together to produce stories, and web content for The Initiative to Educate Afghan Women.


The course is a professional partnership between URI’s Harrington School of Communication and Media and The Initiative to Educate Afghan Women, a Providence-based, non-profit that envisions an Afghanistan in which women participate fully in the governance and development of their country. Its mission is to help create Afghanistan’s future women leaders through higher education in the United States and career guidance.


The event will include samples of small business ventures, an Afghan tea presentation, and include handmade Afghan gifts, music and more. Light refreshments will be served.


“This is an exciting hands on course where students work to produce high quality deliverables to a client bridging their academic fields of study to real world applications. I am impressed with their growth, dedication and accomplishments,” said Daphne Wales.


Sponsors: URI’s Harrington School of Communication and Media, the Office of the Provost, Global Initiatives and Partnerships, and the Department of Communication Studies, and the Initiative to Educate Afghan Women.


This release was written by Caitlin Musselman, a URI Marketing & Communications intern and a public relations and political science major.