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Adventures in Education

Dear Rochester School for the Deaf Adventures in Education Program Supporters: 2021 date and event details to come soon. Thank you for your patience and your generous support. 

Thursday, October 24, 2019

RSD’s 27th Anniversary of

Adventures in Education Presents…

National Geographic Adventurer of the Year

Shannon Galpin

Pedaling a Revolution:

Adventure and Activism in Afghanistan

Shannon Galpin cycling past Afghan Army soldiers

$50 per person: Reception & Presentation

$25 per person: Presentation only

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Hors d'Oeuvres, Wine & Dessert Reception
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Presentation in the RSD Auditorium
1545 St. Paul Street, Rochester, New York  14621
This event will be ASL interpreted and real-time captioned.

Shannon Galpin carrying her bicycle up stairs in Afghan villageShannon Galpin cycling with Afghan women

Global women’s rights activist, author, artist, explorer, and advocate for sexual assault survivors

First person to mountain bike in Afghanistan

Supported and trained the first Afghan Women’s National Cycling Team, resulting in a Nobel Peace Prize nomination

Advocate for Deaf Community in Afghanistan – helped establish a school for the Deaf in Kabul

Founder of women’s rights non-profit Mountain2Mountain, art-as-activism group Combat Apathy, and co-founder of the wildlife conservation organization Endangered Activism

Author of Mountain to Mountain: A Journey of Adventure and Activism for the Women of Afghanistanand a photography book, The Streets of Afghanistan; co-author (with daughter Devon) of a children’s graphic novel, The Rosette

Documentary Filmmaker: Afghan Cycles

Films made about her: MoveShakeWaking LionsLiv Ambassador

A recognized Fellow with the Explorers Club

Sexual assault survivor and two-time traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivor

Stephanie D. Buchbinder
Director of Advancement
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