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The Resource Mountain to mountain : a journey of adventure and activism for the women of Afghanistan, Shannon Galpin

Mountain to mountain : a journey of adventure and activism for the women of Afghanistan, Shannon Galpin

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Mountain to mountain : a journey of adventure and activism for the women of Afghanistan
Title
Mountain to mountain
Title remainder
a journey of adventure and activism for the women of Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
Shannon Galpin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Being inspired to act can take many forms. For some it's taking a weekend to volunteer, but for Shannon Galpin, it meant leaving her career, selling her house, launching a nonprofit and committing her life to advancing education and opportunity for women and girls. Focusing on the war-torn country of Afghanistan, Galpin and her organization, Mountain2Mountain, have touched the lives of hundreds of men, women and children. As if launching a nonprofit wasn't enough, in 2009 Galpin became the first woman to ride a mountain bike in Afghanistan. Now she's using that initial bike ride to gain awareness around the country, encouraging people to use their bikes "as a vehicle for social change and justice to support a country where women don't have the right to ride a bike." In her lyric and honest memoir, Galpin describes her first forays into fundraising, her deep desire to help women and girls halfway across the world, her love for adventure and sports, and her own inspiration to be so much more than just another rape victim. During her numerous trips to Afghanistan, Shannon reaches out to politicians and journalists as well as everyday Afghanis -- teachers, prison inmates, mothers, daughters -- to cross a cultural divide and find common ground. She narrates harrowing encounters, exhilarating bike rides, humorous episodes, and the heartbreak inherent in a country that is still recovering from decades of war and occupation"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Galpin, Shannon
Dewey number
  • 362.83092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV1448.A3
LC item number
G35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Galpin, Shannon
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women's rights
  • Cycling
  • Women social reformers
  • Women political activists
Label
Mountain to mountain : a journey of adventure and activism for the women of Afghanistan, Shannon Galpin
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/642/9781250046642/image/lgcover.9781250046642.jpg
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn866617356
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250046642
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014016897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)866617356
Label
Mountain to mountain : a journey of adventure and activism for the women of Afghanistan, Shannon Galpin
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/642/9781250046642/image/lgcover.9781250046642.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn866617356
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250046642
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014016897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)866617356

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