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Queen Noor Comes to OC


The Center for Living Peace and UC Irvine are proudly presenting Jordan’s Queen Noor as the fifth speaker in the Living Peace Series promoting the work of organizations and leaders who are making “Good Happen” in the world and to create dialogue and action that lead to a more peaceful, connected, and sustainable world. Although tickets sold out immediately for this event, you can watch it streamed live on their website on May 2

Queen Noor will be speaking about her work in global conflict prevention, resolution and recovery at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 at UC Irvine. She’ll  be addressing topics of gender, poverty and socio-economic diversity, while focusing on the commonalities of people, rather than the differences. The discussion will be moderated by  Dalai Lama Scholar, Armaan Ahmed Rowther, as well as UCI Chancellor Michael V. Drake and Kelly Thornton Smith founder of Center for Living Peace.

During her visit, the Center for Living Peace will also hold a fundraising event on Wednesday, April 25 for the King Hussein Foundation, on a mission to tackle the global challenges of poverty, women’s empowerment, and health. And on Saturday, April 28, the Center hosts a youth day of service.

Find out more about the the service events and community programs planned around the Living Peace Series visit


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Ziaolhagh battled with her weight since she was a child, then suffered from anorexia at a young age followed by binge eating and yo-yo dieting through her early twenties. When she became became pregnant with her first child, she focused on becoming healthy for the sake of herself and future family. After reaching nearly 200 pounds during her pregnancy, Ziaolhagh began researching nutrition and exercise plans to help her lose the weight and keep it off. And she found the philosophy of high interval training was the best way to develop lean, strong muscles and burn fat fast.

After giving birth to her son, she followed and developed what she calls "The Perfect Plan", a combination of proper nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle and successfully lost and kept off 70 pounds. When she discovered Barry’s Bootcamp, she realized that they shared the same fitness philosophy and she became a Super Trainer at Barry’s Bootcamp Irvine to help other women with similar struggles achieve their fitness goals by launching where she shares her story, health tips and offers personal coaching and nutrition planning.

Ziaohlagh offers training weekday mornings at 7 a.m. Barry’s Bootcamp Irvine is at 6260 Scholarship in
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