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Maria Bello returns to Villanova today

Maria Bello graduated from Villanova University in 1989, planned to go to law school for human rights and ended up an actress – and an activist.

Maria Bello returns to Villanova today

Maria Bello cofounded WE ADVANCE to give women in Haiti better health, education and a louder voice. (Courtesy WE ADVANCE)
Maria Bello cofounded WE ADVANCE to give women in Haiti better health, education and a louder voice. (Courtesy WE ADVANCE)

Maria Bello graduated from Villanova University in 1989, planned to go to law school for human rights and ended up an actress – and an activist.

Bello will return to Villanova today to talk about her journey with students and the public in an event sponsored by the university's Center for Peace and Justice Education. Proceeds from the event will go to Bello's non-governmental organization, WE ADVANCE.

Bello cofounded the WE ADVANCE with Barbara Guillaume, Alison Thompson and Aleda Frishman in January 2010 to improve the public welfare of women in Haiti by way of a free clinic and community outreach programs.

Maria Bello will appear today at 4 p.m. at the Connelly Center Cinema. Tickets can be purchased at the event. $2 for students; $5 for non-students.

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Josh Fernandez is a 2011 graduate of Temple University where he studied journalism and gender studies. He was a writer and editor for The Temple News, and has interned at Philadelphia City Paper and the Philadelphia Daily News. Josh lived in Aston, Pa. in Delaware County before moving to University City in Philadelphia.

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