Malalai Joya: "Ten Years Into the U.S. War: An Evening with the 'the Bravest Woman in Afghanistan'
Friday, April 1
Malalai Joya: "Ten Years Into the U.S. War: An Evening with the 'the Bravest Woman in Afghanistan'"
St. Joan of Arc Church, 4537 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis
Malalai Joya has been called "the bravest woman in Afghanistan." At a constitutional assembly in Kabul in 2003, she stood up and denounced her country's powerful U.S./ NATO-backed warlords. She was only twenty-five years old. Two years later, she became the youngest person elected to Afghanistan's new Parliament. In 2007, she was suspended from the parliament for her persistent criticism of the warlords and drug barons and their cronies. She has survived four assassination attempts to date.
Malalai Joya takes us inside Afghanistan and shows us the desperate day-to-day situation the Afghan people face at every turn. She will answer such questions as "What are U.S. tax dollars paying for in Afghanistan?" and "Is the U.S. war and occupation really helping Afghan women?"
A controversial political figure in one of the most dangerous places on earth, Malalai Joya is a hero for our times, a young woman who refused to be silent, a young woman committed to making a difference in the world, no matter the cost.
Sponsored by: the Twin Cities Peace Campaign (TCPC) and WAMM.
Info and Tickets: 612-522-1861 (TCPC) or contact the WAMM office.
U.S. Embassy Denies Famed Afghan Women’s Rights Activist Malalai Joya a Visa to the United States Big Brother is watching once again! Malalai Joya, a former Afghanistan parliament member is scheduled to speak here in Minneapolis on April 1st. She is currently being denied a visa to come into the US to do her book tour and speaking engagements. This will be the second WAMM program Big Brother has pulled visa's for.
The program will go on as planned, via skype if necessary. In the mean time, we are doing everything possible to get our government to allow her to come. We like to believe that freedom of speech is still in operation in this country, but we need your help to make it so. Below is a link with four thing you can do to help.
If you have questions about tickets, please call Twin Cities Peace Campaign at 612-522-1861 or WAMM. Keith Ellison has already agreed to help, so please concentrate on folks in other districts.
Four Things YOU Can Do About Malalai Joya’s Visa Denial - click here »