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The YWCA’s 2016 Outstanding Women Awards will recognize accomplishments in health care for the uninsured, middle school education for girls, immigration and foreign trade laws, and aid to survivors of sexual abuse, among other successes. This year Lakshmi Challa a prominent member and supporter of our community will be receiving the award for “Business”. Lakshmi Challa is the chief executive director of Challa Law Offices, special counsel to the Virginia attorney general on immigration and a pro bono legal advocate for survivors of violence and child sex trafficking. The honorees will be recognized during a luncheon at noon April 29th, 2016 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Please join us in congratulating Lakshmi Challa on receiving this award.

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Richard R. Verma U.S. Ambassador to India

The India Chair in Democracy and Civil Society presents The 2016 Ranjit Sen Memorial Lecture “U.S.–India Relations and the Importance of Civil Society” Featuring: Richard R. Verma U.S. Ambassador to India Thursday, March 17, 2016—7 p.m. VCU Academic Learning Commons, 1000 Floyd Avenue, Room 2100 Free and open to the public. Please attend the event with your family and friends.

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