The history of women in Afghanistan is one of continuous struggle, be that against Persia, Britian, Russia, and now the United States. Yet beyond the struggle against a foreign invader, Afghan women’s battle has always been a double struggle, because at one and the same time as they fought against foreign invaders, they fought as well against their own profoundly male chauvinist culture.
* How does Obama’s troop surge in Afghanistan affect Afghan women?
Join us for a free showing of the award-winning documentary “RETHINK Afghanistan” by award-winning filmmaker Robert Greenwald at 2 pm Sunday, September 26 ,2010, at the Veterans Room of the Oak Park Main Library, 834 Lake Street.
Come out to engage in and support the cause of individuals living under mass incarceration. Enjoy a night of dramatic readings of actual prisoners letters exposing the depth of their experiences, reconciliation with their past present and future, and transformative views about the world we live in.
Music and food will be provided at this event.
We ask a $7 donation but encourage any level of support as all proceeds will go towards the fulfilling of literature requests and Revolution Newspaper subscriptions to prisoner's across the country.
At a time when Chinese workers are challenging their government in unprecedented ways, gaining wages and demanding unions independent of the government; when ethnic tensions are rising in Tibet and in Xinjiang among Uighurs; and when, more than ever, China's economy is challenging those in the West including the U.S.'s--come hear a speaker who has been writing of the situation in China from a revolutionary perspective for over 30 years.
Come view a photography exhibit by Skip Schiel who is a frequent visitor to Gaza and who focuses in on the occupation through his camera's lense. Alongside of the exhibit, Skip will give a photographic presentation on the theme of "Hope and Hopelessness: How Do the Residents of Gaza Survive Psychologically?" We will also be honoring two local activists during this luncheon.
In the United States, a person dies by suicide every 16 minutes, claiming more than 33,000 lives each year. It is estimated that an attempt is made every minute; with close to one million people attempting suicide annually. With your participation, you will not just be walking, and your donors will not just be writing a check - you will be helping to save lives.
Full Signal (61 min.) a documentary film directed by Talal Jabari (2009-10) Cellular technology--cellphones, cell towers, wi-fi, etc.---has been proliferating across the globe and spreading like wildfire. More than half the world’s population owns a cell phone, wi-fi is cropping up everywhere, and nearly everyone lives within the range of a cell tower. Yet, nobody truly knows to what extent this technology is having an impact on the human population.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
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