[act-ma] Sat. March 12th: Afghanistan Fundraiser in Wellesley

Susan Serpa neimpeach at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 15:25:13 PST 2011


Saturday, March 12 · 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
79 Denton Street
Wellesley, MA

*Afghan Women's Fund, a fundraiser for JFA film project*

An opportunity to purchase beautiful hand-made jewelry, garments and carpet
direct from Afghanistan's most gifted craftsmen and women -and do your part
in helping create a stable, self-sufficient society for Afghans. Then, our
troops can leave in peace and with honor!  All proceeds will go toward
funding a film project in Afghanistan documenting poverty, hunger and
starvation.

Afghan Women's Fund  and Afghan Marshall Plan present:

Fahima Vorgetts and Ralph Lopez

Report from Afghanistan

Talk and fundraiser, featuring sale of beautiful rugs, arts and crafts from
Afghanistan.

Fahima Vorgetts is the Director of the Afghan Women's Fund.  She grew up in
Afghanistan and was forced to flee during the Soviet invasion at the age of
24.  Her organization builds schools for girls in Afghanistan and holds
literacy classes for women..  She is a winner of a Lifetime Achievement
Award from the Ann Arundel Peace Action Organization.  Website:
www.womenforafghanwomen.org

Ralph Lopez is founder and co-director of Afghan Marshall Plan, which is
committed to a civilian solution to the war.  He and his Afghan colleague
Najim Dost produced and directed the short documentary "Afghan Peace Plan,"
which explores the problem of 40% unemployment and its relation to the
insurgency.

Both speakers are featured in Robert Greenwald's film "Rethink
Afghanistan."  Slides, short film, refreshments.



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Susan C. Paine Serpa
Coordinator, www.JobsForAfghans.org
617-599-5195
neimpeach at gmail.com
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