The Santa Maria Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) presents Nubia Viola, a native of El Salvador, in its annual international relations program. Nubia Viola’s program, entitled “El Salvador, Then and Now,” will be held on November 19th, at 1:00 PM at the Discovery Museum Classroom, 705 S. McClelland, Santa Maria. Ms. Viola was born and raised in El Salvador in the small town of La Union. As one of twelve children, she completed high school and was studying pre-med in El Salvador when at the age of nineteen, the unrest in El Salvador caused Nubia and her sister to flee their country. Fearing for their personal safety and devastated by the violence directed at the priests of the country, Ms. Viola and all her siblings eventually immigrated to the U.S. Ms. Viola has lived in Santa Maria for fourteen years while working as a registered nurse at Marian Extended Care. Nubia Viola will share her experiences traveling back to El Salvador with her own family, her life as a child and young woman in El Salvador, and the changes she observed over the years. Samples of El Salvador food from Las Comadres Salvadoren Restaurant will be a special treat. Reservations will be accepted until November 14th. To make a reservation, please send a $10 check payable to AAUW, to 204 Palm Court Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93454. For further information, please call Kelly White O’Neil at 925-2636.