Women from Kyrgyzstan visit Bates

A group of women involved in women’s issues and representing non-profit organizations from Kyrgyzstan in the former Soviet Union will participate in an informal reception and discussion at Bates College at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Hosted by the Bates College Department of German, Russian and East Asian Languages and Literatures, the gathering will be held in the Multicultural Center on the corner of Campus Avenue and Franklin Street.

The women’s visit, part of an internship with the Counterpart Foundation and the Women’s Business Development Foundation, will include stops at various local organizations to observe different styles of advocacy, development and delivery of services, according to Jane Costlow, associate professor of Russian at Bates.

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