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nce In Afghanistan

a film by Jill Vickers and Jody Bergedick

In 1969 the eradication of smallpox was the World Health Organization’s top priority. To more effectively reach women and girls in Afghanistan’s traditional Muslim culture, the U.S. Peace Corps recruited and trained young women volunteers to give vaccinations. In Once in Afghanistan members of the first team of Peace Corps vaccinators reflect, with great candor and humor, on their life-changing experiences. The film explores themes of a global community that transcends race, gender, creed, and culture and the power of harnessing our collective humanity to achieve seemingly insurmountable challenges. The NW premiere of Once in Afghanistan is sponsored by the Global Affairs Center of Shoreline Community College, as part of its Symposium on Humanitarian Assistance. It is presented free of charge to the public. Following the screening, two of the volunteers featured in the film and their trainer will lead a discussion and answer questions. Information will be available on how to support non-profits working in Afghanistan that are recommended by the film’s producers. abaababababababababababab


February 24, 2010, 6:30 – 8:00 PM Welcome • Larry Fuell, PhD, Director, SCC Global Affairs Center Introduction • Kristina Engstrom, Peace Corps Trainer, Afghanistan Screening Q & A • Kristina and volunteers Rita Hackett and Martie Haynes


Shoreline Community College • Room 9208 PUB*


Free parking in lots adjacent to 9000 and 1100 on campus map*


Rita Hackett,


Shoreline Community College Global Affairs Center

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Once in Afghanistan  
Once in Afghanistan  

A documentary about a group of young Peace Corps women sent to Afghanistan in 1969 to help with the erradication of small pox.