Rob Roy, Austin, TX, United States

Connecther Fall Luncheon Featuring Sakena Yacoobi & Elizabeth Avellan!

Saturday, October 25 at Rob Roy, Austin, TX, United States

12:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Please join us to learn more about Connecther and for an afternoon filled with exciting conversations, talks and a delicious luncheon.

Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Sakena Yacoobi. Dr. Yacoobi founded the Afghan Institute of Learning to give Afghan women and girls the same opportunity that she had to be educated. Education changed her life and she knew that with education, Afghan women could change their lives, have choices, have power and accomplish a lot.  Sakena has won numerous awards.  You can see a glimpse of the work she does here:  Afghanistan - Courage and Compassion - Dr. Sakeena Yacoobi.

Sakena Yacoobi

We are excited to announce that Elizabeth Avellán will also be joining us as a speaker!  Elizabeth is best known as the cofounder of Troublemaker Studios and for producing films like Sin City, Machete, the Spy Kids series, and Predators. From her new company, EYA Productions, to her philanthropic work in Afghanistan and Morocco, to her six children, Avellán is busy, and thrilled to be working on her own projects.  We are very happy that she will be joining us!

Elizabeth Avellan

The stories you will hear will inspire you. Stories about the challenges facing women and girls around the world that make their lives a daily struggle. But you will also hear about solutions. The projects Connecther supports and the films in our gallery showcase women and girls who exemplify the drive and determination to make their lives better. They are empowering themselves and finding creative solutions to the problems they and their communities face.  We hope you will join us!

Presented by: Connecther at the home of Gretchen Canter

On the Menu:  A delicious combination of homemade Lebanese and Indian food including Tabouli, Hummus, Grape Leaves, Vegetable Biryani, Lentils, Kabobs and Baklava.

Event Co-hosts: Fayruz Benyousef, Gretchen Canter, Deepa Donde, Salwa Khan, Shadia Igram & Dr. Zarmeena Vendal


Location to be sent upon confirmation of attendance.

Contact Info: This event is invite only. You will have an opportunity to give to support Connecther's work to advance women and girls globally!