Friday, September 20, 2013

10/6-10/8, Malalai Joya & Noam Chomsky

No to US Wars; No to Warlords; No to Women’s Oppression
Joya speaking in anti-war conference
Sunday, Oct. 6, 7:00 pm
First Parish (U-U) Church, 3 Church St., Harvard Square, Cambridge
5-6:30 pm reception with Ms. Joya at First Parish to raise money for organizations and charities benefiting Afghan women and children before the evening program. Music and refreshments will be provided.

Malalai Joya is the bravest woman in Afghanistan and has received international acclaim for her work. She was elected to the national Parliament by the largest majority of any candidate, but then she was dismissed for publicly naming warlords and war criminals. She has become a victim of death threats and assassination attempts. Come and hear her speak out against injustice and learn about her memoir, A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice, available for purchase at the event. See

Noam Chomsky is a Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at MIT, a world-renowned activist and commentator on international affairs, and a critic of U.S. foreign policy. In a 2005 poll, he was voted the "world's top public intellectual" in Great Britain. He will speak about the past and future use of “humanitarian” intervention. Among his more recent books are: How the World Works, The Culture of Terrorism, On Western Terrorism: from Hiroshimo to DroneWarfare

Forum: Donation: $10. $5 students/seniors/unemployed Reception: Contribution requested: $20 $10 students/seniors/unemployed

Malalai Joya will also speak on Mon. & Tues. Oct. 7-8
Events are open to the public
Monday, Oct. 7
Noon, Tufts University, Barnum 104
3:30 pm, Univ. of Mass. Boston, Campus Center, Ballroom C, 3rd flr
7:00 pm, Wellesley College, Tishman Commons, Wang Campus Center
Tuesday, Oct. 8
1:00 pm, Suffolk University

Sponsored by: United for Justice with Peace, United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) Boston, Mass. Peace Action, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom-Boston, Mass. Global Action, Help Women Heal, Harvard Pakistan Caucus, Harvard Pakistan Society, Muslim Law Students Assoc., So. Asians for Global Justice

Ten-city national tour sponsored by:
United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) 518-227-6947
& the Afghan Women’s Mission
For further information, contact 781-316-2018