Sunday, September 29, 2013

[SDCPJ] Extraordinary Opportunity: Malalai Joya in San Diego

From October 21 – 23 you have the extraordinary opportunity to meet and hear from one of the most exceptional women of the world to come out of the last decade. Malalai Joya will visit five venues in the San Diego region per the detailed schedule below, ending on October 23 at 7 PM at the Church of the Brethren, sponsored by the San Diego Coalition for Peace & Justice. 
 
Malalai Joya, now 34, comes out of the war and occupation-torn maelstrom of Afghanistan.  She served as a 2003 elected delegate to the Loya Jirga that convened on the Constitution of Afghanistan, and in 2007 became one of 68 women elected to the 249-seat National Assembly, or Wolesi Jirga, as the youngest member of that Afghan parliament.  In 2003 and again in 2007 she spoke out against former warlords and war criminals in the Afghan parliament, and because of this stance was suspended from the parliament. Since then she has survived six assassination attempts. She travels in Afghanistan with armed guards and has worked tirelessly on behalf of Afghan women and to end the occupation of her country. 
 
In 2010, Time Magazine placed Malalai Joya on their annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.  Foreign Policy Magazine listed her in its annual list of the Top 100 Global Thinkers. In March, 2011, The Guardian listed her among the "Top 100 women activists and campaigners." Her book, A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice, was published by Scribner in the U.S.
 

October 21-23, 2013

Join with Afghan women's rights and anti-occupation activist

Malalai Joya

A Woman Among Warlords:

Prospects for Afghan Women and Non-Intervention In Afghanistan

Monday, Oct. 21, 7 pm

Al Awda Center, 2720 Loker Avenue West Suite J, Carlsbad CA 92010

For more information on this event, or to join the Facebook event page, click here

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 11am

San Diego City College, V101 (16th and C Streets)

Co-sponsored by the SDCC Chicano/a Studies, Sociology, History and Political Science Depts., and the SDCC Visionary Feminists and BEAT clubs

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7 pm

San Diego State University, Nassatir Hall 100

A Feminist Reaseach Colloquium, co-sponsored by the Bread and Roses Center of the Department of Women's Studies, and the Center for Intercultural Relations, SDSU

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2 pm

UCSD (room tbd)

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7 pm

Church of the Brethren, 3850 Westgate Pl., San Diego 92105

For more information on this event, or to join the Facebook event page, click here
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