[Sust-mar] Thurs/Fri: Two Events with 'The Bravest Woman in Afghanistan' - Halifax, New Glasgow

Stu Neatby stu.neatby at gmail.com
Mon Nov 5 21:30:37 EST 2007

Hi there,
Please forward this along. There is no more compelling speaker that can be
found to speak about women's rights in Afghanistan and what NATO and Canada
are and are not doing in the region. Malalai Joya has put it all on the line
to speak out - and she's only 29 years old!
-stu neatby

Two Nova Scotia Events With


Former Afghan Parliamentarian, Women's Rights Advocate and the 'Bravest
Woman in Afghanistan'

Thursday, November 8th @ 7PM
Scotiabank Theatre, McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building
Dalhousie University, 6135 University Ave
Suggested Donation $5-10
(Proceeds to the Defense Committee for Malalai Joya)

Friday, November 9th @ 7PM
New Glasgow Public Library Program Room
182 Dalhousie St
Presented by the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Public Library
(By Donation, Proceeds to the Defense Committee for Malalai Joya)

Malalai Joya is an elected representative or Afghanistan's Loya Jirga who
has been unjustly suspended. A women's rights advocate who has been dubbed
"the bravest woman in Afghanistan", she rose to prominence nationally and
internationally in 2003, after publicly denouncing the inclusion
of  "warlords" within the current NATO-supported government of Afghanistan.
Despite great danger to herself, she has been a consistent and vocal
advocate of women's rights in Afghanistan, and remains an unrelenting critic
of the corruption and repression of warlords within the Karzai government.
She was recently the subject of a documentary, Enemies of Happiness, which
screened in September 2007 on PBS.

Joya's visit to Nova Scotia has been organized by the Halifax Peace
Coalition, the Students Coalition Against War, and the Nova Scotia Public
Interest Research Group. Her presentation at Dalhousie is co-sponsored by
the Department of International Development Studies, the Gender and Women's
Studies Program, and Lester Pearson International. Her presentation in New
Glasgow is co-sponsored by the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Public Library.

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