Women of Vision to Learn About Sub-Saharan HIV/AIDS Crisis

by Public Relations Office

Cedarville, Ohio—On Thursday, Oct. 2, the Miami Valley Ohio Chapter of Women of Vision (WOV) will welcome Dr. Kathy Rowell for an educational presentation about the HIV/AIDS crisis in Botswana and its effects on women and children. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. in Room 240 of the Stevens Student Center on the Cedarville University campus. Rowell, an associate professor of sociology at Sinclair Community College, recently returned from a Fulbright Group Study Abroad Program in Botswana. She will present slides and video from her trip and share stories of the HIV-infected women she met. She will also cover other issues facing sub-Saharan Africa, such as rape and violence against women, power and economics, and social inequality. Rowell is a National Institute Staff of Development (NISD) Master Presenter and has been recognized by the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) for excellence in teaching. She earned her B.A. in political science and her M.A. in applied behavioral science from Wright State University. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from The Ohio State University. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Susan Warner at 937-766-7632. WOV is a volunteer program of World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization. With 13 chapters in 11 states, WOV is committed to sharing God`s love by meeting the needs of poor women and children. The Miami Valley Ohio Chapter of WOV is a blended-age group, uniting female university students and various ages of community women in an effort to serve others. -30-