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March 21, 2002

Women in Morocco focus of March 25 International Mondays

University of Iowa graduate student Khadija Bounou will discuss "Women in Morocco: Their Roles/Status and Issues" as part of the International Mondays Monday, March 25, from noon to 1 p.m. in the International Center Lounge. While the event is open to the public, the African Student Association will ask for a donation for those joining in the ethnic lunch they serve.

Born and raised in Casablanca, Morocco, Bounou came to the UI in August 2001 to pursue her Ph.D. in French and Italian. She is writing her thesis on the identity crisis of some French female writers from North-African descendants. Her presentation explore the ways Moroccan women contribute in making the history of their country and how they live and react to political, social, and religious changes.

The series is sponsored by University of Iowa International Programs and the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization and presents discussions with individuals who have had international experiences. The lectures are usually from noon to 1 p.m. every Monday in the International Center Lounge or other locations on campus throughout the academic year with the exception of holidays and breaks. For more information or special accommodations to attend this lecture, call Buffy Quintero, International Programs outreach coordinator, at (319) 335-0345.