South Asia Solidarity Initiative and War Resisters League in association with Center for Place Culture & Politics at CUNY present:
An evening with Malalai Joya featuring Eve Ensler: Women Facing War in Afghanistan, and the Need for U.S. Solidarity
Friday, April 15 -- 7pm til 9pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Recital Hall
ground floor -- 365 Fifth Ave at 34th Street [BDFM & NQR trains to 34th St, 6 train to 33rd]
This event is free and open to the public.As the U.S.-NATO occupation of Afghanistan approaches its 10th anniversary this year, the U.S. anti-war movement is in dire need of clarity and momentum. The Afghan people still face overwhelming oppressive obstacles to creating movements toward social justice and self-determination -- obstacles empowered by the context of foreign intervention and war. Please join us for a rare opportunity to hear from one of the most courageous voices for justice and peace in Afghanistan, Malalai Joya.She will be joined by the acclaimed U.S. artist and activist Eve Ensler, to discuss the experiences and resilience of women (and all people) in Afghanistan -- and what people in the U.S. can do to raise their voices and support their struggles.
We encourage everyone to make a donation to support the cost of Ms. Joya's tour, her health clinic in Farah Province, and her office in Kabul. The donations should be made at the following link: http://www.afghanwomensmission.org/?page_id=518 (Please be sure to indicate "Malalai Joya" in the "order comments" section).
Copies of Ms. Joya's memoir will be available for sale at the event.