Budd MacKenzie, founder of Trust in Education, will speak on "Afghanistan: The War for Hearts and Minds." Trust in Education (TIE) is a grass roots, nonprofit organization founded to provide health care, education and economic development programs in Afghanistan. All programs are implemented in partnership with the Afghan communities as a means of offering solutions for ending cyclical poverty by empowering the communities with self-reliance. The organization has made more than 140 micro-credit loans; built a school for old and young, boys and girls; taught "bio-intensive" farming techniques; purchased sheep and implemented a number of other programs to help put the citizens of Afghanistan on the road to self-reliance.
When: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Soda Center, Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 St. Mary's Rd., Moraga
Contact: Jan Term Program: (925) 631-4771