Date: Sunday, October 23, 2011
Speakers: Will and Linda Chamberlain
Before the year 2000, Will and Linda Chamberlain were busy with their family of three active teenagers and their jobs, Will an anesthesiologist at St. Mark’s Hospital and Linda a French teacher at Salt Lake Community College. A trip to Uganda that fall, added another dimension to their world, that of working with girls who chose not to be circumcised. As they grew to know the girls, hear their stories, live and work in Uganda, the subject of Fistula came to their attention. Having just returned from Uganda last month, they look forward to sharing stories of their journey with you.
“We will begin with a brief explanation of FGM, Female Genital Mutilation and how this work led to our interest in Fistula Repair in Uganda. With photos and possibly a short video we will take the audience along with us on our recent journey to Kitovu Hospital in Masaka, Uganda where the surgeries were performed.”
Knitting Project: You can help by knitting! If you are a knitter, please bring US size 10 needles (6.0 mm) and worsted weight yarn (only washable yarn please). Cast on 40 stitches, or whatever you need to make an 11 inch square in garter stitch. You are invited to knit during the forum presentation. The speakers will have more information about this charitable project including where you can drop off your finished knitted squares.
Speaker-Suggested References and Resource
“A Walk to Beautiful” – free streaming video on Netflix or NOVA.
Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese