Bryn Mawr in the Media: Women’s Media Center

Posted June 11th, 2009 at 3:17 pm.

shazia_rafiIn the Women’s Media Center blog, Shazia Z. Rafi ’79 writes about her life since graduating from Bryn Mawr, the lives of her Middle East and West Asian classmates and President Obama’s Cairo speech.

“As I boarded the Paoli Local from Philadelphia to head down to our 30th reunion at Bryn Mawr College, the lush greenery of the Main Line seemed such sharp contrast to our lives since that rainy graduation day in May 1979. Our little group from the Middle East and West Asia, Nayla from Lebanon, Nassrin from Iran, Mai from Saudi Arabia and myself from Pakistan, had seen three decades of turbulence, war, dislocation and terrorism, with our lives turned upside down.”

Read the entire article at the Women’s Media Center.

Rafi is secretary general of Parliamentarians for Global Action, an association of more than 1,300 individual legislators from 118 national parliaments. PGA programs promote peace, democracy, justice and sustainable development around the world.

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