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It all Happens in April Event #2

Posted by ppna on March 11, 2008

Elisabeth Thoburn is an Art History Professor at WCC. Last winter break she went to Pakistan to see some of the most significant monuments and art work in the world. Her passion for seeing these things wasn’t stopped because of the turmoil that was was brewing. While she was there former prime minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated. Even the complete shutdown of the country didn’t stop Elisabeth from traveling to the sites she had intended to see.

Elisabeth has taken her experience in Pakistan and has developed a multi-media presentation which she will present on April 10th. I talked with her a little about her adventure and the talk is certainly something you should not miss.

Title:
Why Pakistan? Why Now?
Date/Time/Location:
Thursday, April 10, 2008 7 PM at the Liberal Arts Building Room 175 (College Theater).
Subject and Speaker:
Between December 2007 and January 2008, Arts Club faculty advisor and full-time WCC instructor, Elisabeth Thoburn, conducted research in Pakistan to study ancient cultures, such as the Indus River Civilization, Gandharen Buddhism, Hindu Temples and Islamic Architecture as well as the current political situation. In this travel report she will share her experiences, including the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto which threw the country into civil unrest and turmoil. This talk is geared to anyone with an interest in current events, arts, religion, history and culture.
Cost:
This event is free and open to the general public as well as the WCC community. Spread the word!
There will also be Fundraiser for the WCC Arts Club
The Fundraiser will have selected photographs from Pakistan and picture frames for sale.
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