I got this email today about an event which deserves a wider audience:
I’d like to invite you to learn a bit of what is actually happening in
recent days in Iraq. Dr. Lika’a Alkazayer, a pediatric oncologist
(children’s cancer doctor) from Iraq, now studying and working at
Shinshu daigaku, will be giving a presentation describing the situation
“on the ground” there.
Dr. Lika’a resisted leaving Iraq because she wanted to help her
patients, but after several people she knew were murdered, and she was
told that she would be next, she accepted an invitation to do research
here in Japan.
She will be presenting a slide show and talk, in English with Japanese
translation at Ohte Kominkan in Matsumoto, on Sunday the 14th of
November from 2:00 PM. There will be tea and some Iraqi food served,
and there is an attendance fee of Y500.
Ohte Kominkan is just south of Matsumoto Castle, just behind the Tourist
Information Center, which is only about 50 meters from the south
entrance to the castle.
If you have any questions, or if you need more help on locating the
kominkan, please contact me offlist. This is an International Handshake
Hope to see you there!