[act-ma] Film/Talk on Dr. Aafia Siddiqui Tues 2/23 @7 PM
salmaandrea at comcast.net
Wed Feb 17 17:14:29 PST 2010
***Please forward widely***
A Black History Month Salute to Dr. Aafia Siddiqui
El-Hajj Mauri' Saalakhan
Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 2010
Cambridge Public Library, Central Square
45 Pearl St, Cambridge
accessible by bus and red line, central sq stop, wheelchair accessible
This event is free.
On March 30th, 2003, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and her 3 children, ages 7 mo. to 7 yrs. at the time, were disappeared from Pakistan.
Her 2 youngest children are still missing, and she and her oldest son were handed over to the U.S.
and secretly imprisoned in Afghanistan for 5 years. Since 2003, sister Aafia has been caged in solitary confinement,
shot, and severely abused. She was then falsely accused of attempting to murder US interrogators in 2008.
After being moved to NYC for trial, she was convicted with no evidence on February 3rd, 2010.
El-Hajj Mauri' Saalakhan will discuss the case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and our primary focus in the struggle ahead.
Mauri' Saalakhan is a Metropolitan Washington, DC, based human rights advocate. He presently serves as Director of
Operations for The Peace And Justice Foundation; a Muslim-led, grassroots human rights organization. He is also the
author of several books: The Teacher, a work of Islamically-based poetry and commentary on a myriad of social and political
issues; Why Our Children Are Killing Themselves, an examination of the root causes behind the crises facing children,
youth and families in America; Criminal Justice in America, an examination of the U.S. Criminal Justice System and its
impact on the African American community; Islam & Terrorism: Myth vs. Reality, and many others.
*** An excerpt from the film "In Search of Prisoner 650" co-produced by journalist Yvonne Ridley and filmmaker
Hassan al Banna Ghani will be shown***
Refreshments will be served.
Please join us!
**The Cambridge Public Library is not a sponsor of this event.
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