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Malalai Joya: Liberating Afghan Women (REINSTATED)

When: Saturday, March 26, 2011, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist • 6 Eliot St • Jamaica Plain

REINSTATED!   A notice had been sent that this event was cancelled because of Malalai Joya's visa denial -- but a visa has been issued as of Thursday morning, and Joya will appear at the event as planned!

Malalai Joya
Malalai Joya in Australia, February, 2011

At a constitutional assembly in Kabul in 2003, Malalai Joya stood up and denounced her country's powerful U.S./NATO-backed warlords. She was only 25 years old. Two years later, she became the youngest person elected to Afghanistan's nwe Parliament. In 2007, she was suspended for her persistent criticism of the warlords and drug barons. Beloved by her people for daring to speak out against U.S.-backed war criminals that dominate the government, Joya has survived at least 4 assassination attempts.  

Having come face-to-face with the brutality of war, Joya has been demanding an end to the occupation for years.  In her book A Woman Among Warlords, just out in paperback, Joya explains the situation or ordinary Afghans: "We are caught between two enemies-- the Taliban on one side and the U.S./NATO forces and their warlord allies on the other.

Sponsored by JAMAICA PLAIN FORUM and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom – Boston Branch.  

Cosponsors: Greater Boston Code Pink; Community Church of Boston; Committee for Peace & Human Rights; the Educational Social Action Committee; Congo Action Now; Wellesley College Peace and Justice Program; and Women's Action for New Directions.

info: www.jamaicaplainforum.org

See Malalai Joya's other New England appearances.   Download and print the attached flyer.

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