Sunday Speaker: Agnes Umuligirwa, 'Beyond Race, Immigration and Ethnicity'

Agnes Umuligirwa

'Beyond Race, Immigration and Ethnicity'

With the world torn apart from war conflicts, it is hard to imagine that there are real people involved in the dangers of drones and other weapons of destruction.  Have you ever asked yourself – what happens after war? How do people deal with its effect?  Where are those that has been affected by war?  Agnes uses Refugee simulation, a psychodrama that examines the struggle of the victims of war who come to America from different walks of life as they deal with trauma, loss, change and dis-easy that causes diseases, the struggle, and the stress to fit in their new community, and the courage to face change. Resiliently believing in their courage, recognizing it, defining it and maintaining it, as they build lasting and effective skills for their future in their new found home.

Agnes was born and raised in Africa. She speaks out for and on behalf of refugee women from all walks of life.  She educates others about the plight of refugees worldwide.  She knows first-hand how it feels to be a “refugee” and a “woman”.
Agnes is an international public speaker, a volunteer for different organizations such as Flight33 Inc., and Project C.U.R.E.  She is also a consultant for HEAL International, International Foundation for Education & Self-Help, World Academy For the Future of Women. Agnes is a community liaison and bulletin editor at Resurrection in Tempe. Agnes holds a BA.Ed; and AA Soc. /W ST. She loves travelling, reading and speaks multiple languages.

This presentation is part of the HSGP celebration of National Women's History Month. The theme for 2014 is Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment. More information at

Doors open at 9:00am for optional breakfast ($5) and socializing.

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The Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix presents its Sunday Speaker meetings twice a month on Sunday mornings.

We enjoy the company of our fellow Humanists and a lecture from a guest speaker and topic discussion ending by 11:30 a.m. Our meetings are free and open to anyone who is interested in learning more about Humanism.

Breakfast is offered for sale to members and guests for $5.00. For coffee only, the charge is $1.00. If you would like to have coffee and/or food, please pay at the welcome desk by the entrance door. Of course, donations are always gratefully accepted as well.

*Please note that being a member of this Meetup group does not mean that you are a member of the organization HSGP. Please consider becoming a dues-paying member of HSGP and supporting one of the largest non-theistic communities in Arizona. Membership entitles you to borrow from a large selection of books and DVDs (including DVD recordings of our Sunday Speaker presentations) from our Robert G. Ingersoll Library, and the privilege to vote for board members annually.

For your convenience, the membership desk is immediately behind the welcome desk at each Sunday meeting. Stop by to join or renew your membership in HSGP, or to update your records such as your email address.

Thank you! See you at the HSGP Community Center!

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  • Jennifer W.

    Powerful, painful, eye-opening

    March 9, 2014

  • Judy


    March 9, 2014

  • Donna (& Al) E.

    I heard someone say it was "too graphic" and I felt they missed the point. She is a SURVIVOR and not only that, but she is TEACHING other survivors how to THRIVE. How can we not be inspired? This was one of the BEST programs (other than Dianne's) I've heard at the Center! Thanks!

    March 9, 2014

  • Kat Hula P.

    Not feeling well, so do not want to disrupt or distract anyone.

    March 9, 2014

  • Michal O.

    Sadly we are out of town this weekend.

    February 26, 2014

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