Alicia Lucksted
Associate Professor of Psychiatry,University of Maryland School of Medicine

Details: People in Afghanistan have faced decades of roiling devastation and war; many somehow remain persistent and determined to survive and rebuild. How can we offer solidarity from afar? I will offer personal observations and examples of how our volunteer group, Afghan Women’s Fund, works in partnerships with women and whole villages, in rural Afghanistan.

Speaker Bio: Alicia Lucksted has been involved in volunteer solidarity work with grassroots women’s groups in Afghanistan since 1998. This includes the Afghan Women’s Fund since 2000, where she is a volunteer and the Baltimore area point person for AWF’s work helping people and communities in rural Afghanistan on projects they prioritize for survival and rebuilding ( with emphasis on women’s empowerment. Alicia is an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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