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A list of the Ethiopia related virtual events happening in March, including four new ones (one's actually early morning on 1 April) - most are free.

All events are listed (except the RAI film festival events) so no need to go back and check the old lists. The four new events are in bold type.

Monday 22 March, 17:00-18:00 GMT - Lunch & Learn: World Water Day by Manitoba Council for International Cooperation.
Three talks, including one on how gravity-fed water systems are improving access to water in Ethiopia, and how women are taking the lead in decisions around how the water is used.

Monday 22 March, 20:00-21:00 PM GMT - Fulbright NCAC Women's History Month Conversation with 3 Inspiring Women by National Capital Area Chapter of the Fulbright Association
Join the Fulbright NCAC for a one-hour virtual event to highlight 3 inspirational & accomplished women in honor of Women' s History Month 2021.
Adriana Gaviria Duque, Ph.D. (Colombia - International Relations & Business Development)
Porntip Kanjananiyot, Ed.M. (Thailand - International Educator & Education Administration Monitor)
Debrework Zewdie, Ph.D. (Ethiopia - Immunologist & Public Health Leader)

Wednesday 24 March, 19:00-21:00 GMT - Theatre in Post-Imperial Ethiopia and Eritrea by The Anglo-Ethiopian Society.
Theatre has long been an important voice in both Ethiopia and Eritrea. Jane Plastow's talk will focus on moments in the post-imperial period when it has discussed ideas, politics and aesthetics, often speaking on behalf of a much wider, relatively voiceless populace.

Thursday 25 March, 17:00-18:30 GMT - Role of AI in Combating Fake News panel discussion by Women in AI Ethiopia
In today world where fake news is rampant on the internet, social medias how do we know what is real or not? Join the discussion to know how Artificial Intelligence can help.
With panelists Samntha North, Bitseat Tadesse, Eline Chivot and Hodan Omaar

Thursday 25 March, 23:00 GMT - Big Ideas Lecture: A Talk With Dawit Petros by ArtsEverywhere Festival
The 2021 edition of the Big Ideas in Art and Culture Lecture will feature a presentation by Eritrean-born Canadian artist Dawit Petros.

Friday 26 March, 01:30 GMT - The Eloquent Suri of Ethiopia: Exhibit Walkthrough via Zoom by Mark Overgaard.
This photography exhibition at the Pacific Grove Arts Centre, California, and its walkthrough present the Suri, a small but resilient agropastoralist people in remote southwestern Ethiopia. Presentation talk begins at 02:00.

Friday 26 March, 18:30-21:30 GMT - Resistance and Resilience: The role of women in the Battle of Adwa by PASCF (Pan Afrikan Society Community Forum)
Join Jan Jak Desalin, Way Wive Wordz and PASCF – Pan-Afrikan Society Community Forum in this session, that ends their Afrikan Women’s History Month, themed, Organisation, Resistance and Resilience: The role of women in the Battle of Adwa.
Sista Paulette Vassell appraises key issues in the organization, methods and tactics employed by Ethiopian women in the years before and during the battle of Adwa. As she states, Women’s contribution to the Adwa victory clearly demonstrated the self-determined nature of Ethiopians and Sis Paulette not only examines the roles played by women in Ethiopian societies in general but shares with us how this cultural underpinning was demonstrated in their actions during war.


Friday 26 March, 21:00-22:00 GMT - The Process of Forced Mental Transformation and its Role in World Events by The Institute of World Politics
Professor Sean Elliot Martin will discuss his theory/approach for the study of certain propaganda patterns.

Saturday 27 March, 16:00 GMT - Revisiting "Never Again” Mass Atrocities in Tigray & Lessons from the World by Health Professionals Network for Tigray
Discussion highlighting various conflicts around the globe that were not checked timely and ultimately led to mass atrocities.
With panelists:
Alexander De Waal, Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation
Shelley Inglis, Executive Director of UD Human Rights Center
Meaza Gidey, Co-Founder Yikino Movement Tigray
Basel Termanini, MD, Board Member Syrian American Medial Society
Gatete Nyiringabo Ruhumuliza, Rwandese Lawyer, Author and Policy Analyst
Moderated by George A. Lopez, P.h.D. Professor Emeritus of Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame


Saturday 27 March, 16:30-17:30 GMT - Global Money Week - Ethiopia by Addis Ababa Global People`s Summit.
Global Money Week - Ethiopia in collaboration with International Network on Financial Education (INFE) will organize a webinar in Amharic to address Ethiopia Children and Youth.

Saturday 27 March, 19:00-20:00 GMT - The Show Must Go On! Filming in a Time of Covid by Ottawa Black Film Festival
This panel will feature Black Filmmakers from Ottawa and Ontario who will discuss the challenges they have faced getting their films made over the last year.
Panel Discussion featuring Tamar Bird, Jehu Jacob Mahautiere, Tamara Dawit with Moderator: Patric McCormack.

Sunday 28 March - 02:30-04:00 BST, Dignity Period Masquerade Gala
An evening of powerful storytelling about the life-changing work Dignity Period do to end period poverty in Ethiopia, in their home town of St. Louis, and beyond.

Sunday 28 March, 18:00 BST - Rewind Series III: Lij Iyasu and Empress Zewditu by State of The Horn
This seminar will explore the reigns of Lij Iyasu, the uncrowned emperor, and Empress Zewditu, the first empress regnant. Three talks outlining how transitions of power unfolded, the larger sociopolitical context of the region at the time, and how their reigns laid the groundwork for future governments.
Guest speakers:
Dr. Hanna Rubinkowska - author of Ethiopia on the Verge of Modernity: The Transfer of Power During Zewditu's Reign, 1916-1930
Dr. Ahmed Hassen - co-author of Lij Iyasu: A Reformist Young Prince and author of Evaluating Muslim Ethiopia: The Christian Legacy, Identity Politics, and Islamic Reformism
Dr. Eloi Ficquet - author of The Life and Times of Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia: New Insights


Monday 29 March, 19:00-20:30 BST - Online Book Club - Land to the Tiller by Ann Oosthuizen by The Anglo-Ethiopian Society.
The book is based on a series of interviews that Zegeye Asfaw, a pioneer in the land reform movement in Ethiopia, gave to Ann Oosthuizen.

Tuesday 30 March, 19:15-21:45 BST - Ethiopia, Shooting commercially, off the beaten track - James McCormick by Oxford Photographic Society - £3
OPS present former Reuters photographer James McCormick, with a talk about an entire shoot, Documenting the Origins of Coffee, including showing and discussing every shot

Wenesday 31 March, 13:00-14:00 BST - Using 3D Printing and Laser Cutting to Produce PPE in Ethiopia and Malawi by Centre for Global Equality.
Learn about the collaborative, international project with Bahir Dar Institute of Technology and the University of Malawi Polytechnic to produce 3D-printed and laser cut PPE in Ethiopia and Malawi during COVID-19.

Wednesday 31 March, 14:00-15:00 BST - The Open Ventilator System Initiative Story by Centre for Global Equality.
Hear the story behind the OVSI: a joint project developing a low-cost, high quality ventilator and concentrator. The event will feature short presentations from key consortium members in Cambridge, Ethiopia and Kenya, along with an inside look into the labs and workshops where they work.
 
Thursday 1 April, 01:00-02:00 BST - The Path Forward’s discussion on Healthcare in Africa: A Report from the Front Lines by Jenelle Blackmon
Dr. Rick Hodes, a medical physician working with Ethiopian patients gives a report on the health & wellness in Ethiopia and across Africa.
Dr. Hodes is the medical director of  the Ethiopia Spine and Heart project run by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). His work in Ethiopia was the subject of an HBO documentary, Making the Crooked Straight, and a Marilyn Berger book, This Is a Soul: The Mission of Rick Hodes.


 
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