Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Series of International Cultural Events Scheduled at Avonworth High School Starting Feb. 10

Avonworth High School announces its series of informal discussions and events to develop international connections and awareness of our global neighbors during "Global Evenings at Avonworth" starting on Thursday, February 10 at 7 p.m.

The special topic for the kickoff event is "Pittsburgh's Growing Connections to East Asia: Partnerships with China and Japan." Featured speakers for this event are Frank Li, Founding Member, Pittsburgh China Chamber of Commerce, Annie Macher Prucey, Vice President, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, and Donna Lee Siple, Executive Director, Japan-America Society of Pittsburgh.

For decades, Pittsburgh has enjoyed strong economic, political, and cultural ties to East Asia. Today, many opportunities exist for dynamic and new partnerships to be forged with China and Japan in key sectors such as education and business. Join us to hear the latest developments on this region's connections to Japan and China through presentations, dialogue, and discussion with local experts.

This event with a discussion and an opportunity for questions will be held in the Avonworth High School Library. Light refreshments will be served. For further information and to R.S.V.P, please call 412 366-6360 ext. 1609.

The next event in this global series is the Multicultural Dinner and Festival for Saturday, February 19, 2011, and the final event is planned for Thursday, April 7, 2011. Further information will be available closer to each program date.

Avonworth High School is located at 304 Josephs Lane, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 (Off I-279 Parkway North at the Camp Horne Road exit)

For information, contact Kathy at 412 366-6360 ext. 1609.

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