February 11, 2008
Author Rhoda Curtis
Rhoda: Her First Ninety Years
Rhoda’s memoir covers almost nine decades of a life exuberantly lived. A first generation American, born in Chicago in the Year of the Horse,
1918, she lived and worked through several eras: the late 1920s, the depression years, the years of World War Two, and the postwar period in
San Francisco in the Fifties and Sixties; Berkeley and the world in the Seventies, Eighties, Nineties, and the Ought Years. Funny, sexy, and
emotionally honest, her stories will resonate with anyone who has swum against the current. Not afraid to change her life every twelve years,
Rhoda has been an elementary school teacher, a journalist, a fashion designer/owner of her own business, as well as a leader in the field of
training teachers to teach English as a second or foreign language. Working and traveling throughout the world (including a Fulbright to Korea
at age 63, and an assistant professorship in China at 67), Rhoda shares her successes and failures in a story of survival.
February 25, 2008
Hon. Carol Ruth Silver
Master Teachers By Satellite for Afghanistan (MTSA)
Former Board of Supervisors and attorney Carol Ruth Silver will screen a DVD and speak about this satellite literacy program for girls, boys and
illiterate adults in rural areas of Afghanistan titled “Master Teachers By Satellite for Afghanistan (MTSA). This innovative program on
TV utilizes traditional Mulla Nasrudin folkloric stories and a Sesame Street type program.
Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, the late Honorable Tom Lantos and his widow Annette have been among the supporters of this program,
which is widely respected by Afghanis, both here and in Afghanistan.
MASTER TEACHERS BY SATELLITE FOR AFGHANISTAN (MTSA)
A project of World Family Development & Educational Program Inc, a 501(c)(3)
California corporation, 415-861-5802
click here for more info
Kabul office c/o NOOR EDUCATIONAL CENTER 011-93-70-280-675
Project Director: CAROL RUTH SILVER