Past A4T events 2006 – 2010

‘Once in Afghanistan’  Thursday, September 29th 6:00 PM
North Georgia College and State University
82 College Circle; Dahlonega, GA

Commemorate the Peace Corp’s 50th anniversary!
Come to the Free screening of this heartwarming and uplifting documentary film
by Jill Vickers and Jody Bergedick

Former Peace Corps volunteers recall their experiences vaccinating against smallpox in Afghanistan in 1969-70. In the film they share vivid memories and life lessons, which, woven in with their photos and film footage from the 60’s, help build a bridge of understanding.
Q and A with Barbara Runyan,
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Afghanistan 1968-1970
Donations are welcome
All funds raised will go to support Afghans4Tomorrow

We are very grateful to the film’s producers and vaccinators for their generosity in choosing A4T to benefit from five of their screenings.

Once in Afghanistan Thursday May 19th, 7:30 pm
Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, GA
at 1049 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast

Come to the Free screening of this heartwarming documentary film
by Jill Vickers and Jody Bergedick

Former Peace Corps volunteers recall their experiences helping to
eradicate smallpox in Afghanistan in 1969-70.
Q and A after the film with both co-producers
and 5 of the vaccinators
All funds raised will go to Afghans4Tomorrow

For a short press release about this film and event click HERE,

Rebuild Afghanistan Summit 2010
Afghans4Tomorrow will take part in the 7th annual Rebuild Afghanistan Summit on November 7th at University of California, Berkeley,
Pauly Ballroom, 11 a.m. -5 p.m.

Keynote Speakers: Tamin Ansari, Author; Dr. Mohammed Qayoumi, President Cal State East Bay; Dr. Ashraf Zahedi, UC Berkeley Scholar, and Mr. Ashraf Haidari, Deputy Chief of Mission and Political Counselor, Embassy of Afghanistan

A4T members will have a table at the summit with current news and photos of our projects as well as Afghan jewelry and other craft items for sale,
to support our education and health projects.

The focus of the event is to help mobilize the local community to get involved with the organizations working to improve the lives of people
in Afghanistan and provide a platform to help them expand their work.

There will also be workshops, networking time and refreshments! The event is free and open to the public.

Afghanistan: At the Crossroads of History”
Thursday, November 12, 2009
University of Colorado, Boulder at 5:30pm

Co-sponsored by University of Colorado at Boulder,
The Afghan Student Union and Afghans4Tomorrow.

LIVE MUSIC by Fardeen Aqmal and his brothers Khushal and Fahim,
musicians from LA area of CA,
who will sing both modern and classic Afghan songs in Dari and Pashto.

The Keynote address will be given by ASU founder John Ali Sharza.

A short presentation will also be given by A4T Board Members
Bernard Amadei and Marsha MacColl.

Come celebrate Afghan culture: Afghan dinner, Fashion Show, Calligraphy,
Poetry, Traditional Attan Dance and more!

Donations collected by the ASU at CU will go towards education programs in Afghanistan through A4T.
You are also invited to donate to A4T online anytime. 

Rebuild Afghanistan Summit 2009
Sunday November 1, 2009
Dominican University of California
Guzman Hall, 2nd floor
50 Acacia Avenue
San Rafael, CA
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Admission is FREE!

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Nahid Aziz
Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor
Argosy University, Washington, DC.
Speech Title: “Addressing the Psycho-Social Health of Afghans”
Norman Solomon    
Marin County Author and Executive Director, Institute for Public Accuracy.
Speech Title: “Afghanistan: Opportunities for Creating Positive Change”

Join with Bay Area citizens and nonprofit organizations in the common effort of rebuilding Afghanistan to create a more viable future.

View the website for more details!

Hillsdale High’s 4th Annual Kite Festival
October 17, 2009
Location: Hillsdale High School Soccer Fields,
near the corner of 31st and Alameda De Las Pulgas
City: San Mateo, CA Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Inspired by the book The Kite Runner, Hillsdale High juniors are putting on a
children’s festival, geared toward pre-school and elementary age children,
to benefit the Janet/Afghans4Tomorrow school for girls in Kabul.

Activities include: kite-making and kite-flying, games, arts and crafts,
food, a bouncy house, students reading children’s
books to little kids to promote literacy – all making this a great annual event.

Burlingame United Methodist Church`s annual
Alternative Christmas Faire
Saturday, November 22, 9:00 1:00 pm
Burlingame, California
The faire will include embroidered Afghan Crafts and Clothing made by our A4T students in Kabul. Your purchase of any of these items will support their education.

Hillsdale High’s 3rd Annual Kite Festival

October 18 & 19, 2008
Hillsdale High School’s Soccer Field
3115 Del Monte St. ~ San Mateo, CA
Inspired by the books The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns,
Hillsdale High students are putting on a children’s festival/carnival
to benefit Afghans4Tomorrow schools for girls in Kabul.

Activities include: kite-making and kite flying, carnival games, arts and crafts, food,
stories read to children and bouncy house.

Rebuild Afghanistan Summit 2008
Connecting Bay Area citizens with over 14 organizations in the common effort of rebuilding Afghanistan.

Sunday, October 12th, 2008
Dominican University, Guzman Hall, 2nd floor
50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael, CA 94901

Admission is free! Program of speakers and workshops is from 11:30 to 4:30 PM.
Come see our presentation showing photos of our schools, tree planting, and more!
Keynote Speakers:
Dana King, news anchor, CBS 5, San Francisco
Nake Kamrany, Prof. of Economics at USC, CA
Please see more details in the Summit website.

Photographic Exhibit on Afghanistan until mid-July
Woodstock Coffee and Tea House
43 Central St. (Rt. 4), Woodstock, VT

The photographs exhibited are from the summer of 2006, and are part of a
collection of portraits of everyday life in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Photographer, teacher and Afghans4Tomorrow (A4T) member, Jeff Symanski volunteered to teach in 2006 at two A4T schools in Kabul. He taught in Kabul again in July 2008 at our A4T School #1.
The photographs on display are just a few from Jeff’s
album of photos and videos that can be viewed HERE.

An Exhibition of Photographs by Award-winning Photographer: Gloriann Liu

The Other Afghanistan: April 4 to June 30, 2008
World Affairs Council of Northern California
312 Sutter Street, San Francisco (Second Floor Gallery)

This photographic series presents a comprehensive study of every day life
in the neighborhoods of Kabul and ancient sites across Afghanistan.

Bare Roots Group Presentation on Third Trip to Afghanistan

Come join the Bare Roots Group and Asma Eschen, A4T Director of Agriculture and Bare Roots Co-Founder, for a slide show about their recent trip planting
5,105 trees and rose bushes in Afghanistan:
Sunday, June 1st at 11:15 AM
First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo, CA

Rebuild Afghanistan Summit 2007
~~ Saturday, December 15, 2007 ~~
Guest Speakers begin at 12 noon and include Dr. Mohammed Qayoumi
(President, Cal State East Bay) as the Keynote Speaker.

There will be presentations by 25 organizations in the SF Bay Area, helping to rebuild Afghanistan, including Afghans4Tomorrow.
Visit the website: Rebuild Afghanistan Summit 2007.

Sunday, December 2, 2007 at 10 AM
Calvary Presbyterian Church
2515 Fillmore St., San Francisco

There will be a photo presentation about volunteering at two A4T schools in
Kabul, Afghanistan by A4T member Marsha MacColl.

19th Annual Christmas Faire
Sunday, November 18 – 11:15 to 12:30
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Tiburon

Shopping is easy and very rewarding at this Faire, for those buying gifts for the world’s needy in honor of loved ones. The public is welcome to select from a wide variety of `gifts’ needed
by any of the 10 non-profit organizations, including A4T
At the booth shoppers can purchase “gifts” starting from $5 to any amount for textbooks, school supplies, etc.
Christmas cards can be personalized by a calligrapher at the Faire for the shopper with a note about the gift that has been given in their loved one’s honor. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted, and all gifts are tax-deductible.

Alternative Christmas Faire
Saturday, November 17, 2007 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Burlingame United Methodist Church
1443 Howard Ave., Burlingame, CA

A4T will be selling embroidered craft and clothing items made by our A4T students. The proceeds will go toward the students and our A4T vocational programs in 2008.

Hillsdale High School’s 2nd Annual Kite Festival
October 27, 2007 from 10 AM – 3PM
Hillsdale High School’s Football Field
3115 Del Monte St, San Mateo, CA
Hillsdale High students, who have read A Thousand Splendid Suns and
The Kite Runner, will promote literacy locally and across the world in Afghanistan.

Proceeds to support A4T schools in Afghanistan!

Afghanistan Firsthand
Friday, October 12, 2007 at 7:30 pm
Presentation on A4T and Afghanistan
Location: Burlingame United Methodist Church
1443 Howard Avenue, Burlingame, CA

Saturday, October 6, 2007, from 4-7 PM in San Francisco, CA
Tuber Creations is pleased to announce Connecting Worlds,
a special event benefiting Afghans4Tomorrow and First Exposures, to be held at El Rio in San Francisco`s Mission District. All proceeds will go to First Exposures and Afghans4Tomorrow, two Bay Area based non-profit organizations dedicated to creating positive change in our own backyard and on the other side of the globe.

Connecting Worlds is a special benefit with music by Chemystry Set and friends, showcasing the work of these organizations through a photographic presentation and more. It was conceived by San Francisco writer, musician and producer Sven Eberlein, who envisioned his 40th birthday to be a catalyst for supporting meaningful causes.

Afghans4Tomorrow and First Exposures are connected by a common purpose- to create a safe and fertile environment for those who have been held back by circumstances beyond their control.
For more info, please visit:
Tuber Creations Presents CONNECTING WORLDS

Afghanistan Firsthand Presentation: Volunteering in Afghanistan
by Marsha MacColl, Afghans4Tomorrow
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007 at 11:00 AM – 12:15 pm
Location: Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco
This Senior Adult Program is open to the public.
Afghan crafts & clothing items will be for sale.

by Marsha MacColl
Thursday, June 28th 7:00 PM
Westminster Presbyterian Church Tiburon, CA
Afghan crafts, clothing, and other items will be displayed. Afghans4Tomorrow & Zevk Ensemble present:
Sufi Music and Storytelling Concert
Sat. Feb. 10, 2007; 3 to 5:30 PM
Boulder, Colorado
(to benefit victims of Afghanistan’s harsh winter, by collecting blankets and donations)

18th Annual Alternative Christmas Faire
Sunday, November 19 2006 – 11:15 to 12:15
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Tiburon
Shoppers select from a wide variety of gifts from 10 non-profit organizations including Afghans4Tomorrow.

This was our 4th year being sponsored at this faire by the Men’s Group.
Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted, and all gifts are tax-deductible. Admission is free.

Wonder Tales of the Islamic World
November 11, 2006; Boulder, Colorado
Shadow puppetry, live theater and storytelling based on legends and folktales of the adventures
of the trickster Nasruddin*.

Live Afghan music played by Wahid Omar, Director of Education, Afghans4Tomorrow.
*Mulla Nasruddin was a Sufi visionary who lived during the 13th century in the Middle East. Roaming around the deserts of Arabia, this mystic jester brought humor to the Sufi tradition and life to stoicism. His stories appear in literature and oral traditions from nations in the Middle East to China.