[act-ma] Afghanistan: 12 Years of War_Malalai Joy & Noam Chomsky, Oct. 6, Harvard Sq.

Marilyn Levin marilynl at alumni.neu.edu
Fri Oct 4 11:50:51 PDT 2013


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	 MALALAI JOYA & NOAM CHOMSKY
Afghanistan: 12 Years of War
No to US Wars; No to Warlords; No to Women's Oppression

Sunday, Oct. 6, 7:00 pm
First Parish (U-U) Church, 1446 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Square,
Cambridge

RECEPTION   5-6:30 PM
5-6:30 pm reception with Ms. Joya at First Parish, 3 Church St., 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 http://www.malalaijoya.com/dcmj/

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
<http://www.amazon.com/The-Culture-Terrorism-Noam-Chomsky/dp/0896083349/ref=
cm_lmf_tit_8> , On Western Terrorism: from  Hiroshimo toDrone Warfare

Forum:  Donation:  $10.   $5 students/seniors/unemployed

Reception  5-6:30

Featuring renowned South Asian performers of traditional music and a
delicious South Asian Indian buffet.

Performers:
Alpen Sheth-Tabla and Vocals, Sonny Lalchandani-Sitar, Levi Ali-Doumbek,
Michael Dwan Singh-Sarangi
Alpen Sheth is a student of Indian Classical Music who studies tabla and
classical vocals.
Sonny Lalchandani studies Indian Classical Music on sitar. He is currently
studying Contemporary Improvisation at the New England Conservatory of
Music, integrating sitar with contemporary musical forms.
Levi Ali is one of Boston's finest doumbek players. He is regularly featured
at local venues and plays at Medieval and Bellydance Festivals across the
nation.
Michael Dwan Singh plays sarangi (translated as "a hundred colours"), an
exceedingly rare bowed instrument with origins across Northern India,
Pakistan and Afghanistan preserved by a select few musicians. Michael is one
of only a handful of performers in the US. He is also an experienced tabla
player and singer.

Reception:  Contribution requested: $20   $10 students/seniors/unemployed

Malalai Joya will also speak - Events are open to the public
Monday, October 7
*	Noon, Tufts University, Barnum 104, 163 Packard Ave., Medford
*	3:30 pm, Univ. of Mass. Boston, Campus Center, Ballroom C, 3rd flr
*	7:00 pm, Wellesley College, Tishman Commons, Wang Campus Ctr
Tuesday, October 8
*	1:00 pm, Suffolk University, Donahue 637, 41 Temple St., Boston


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)   www.UNACpeace.org
518-227-6947
& the Afghan Women's Mission      www.afghanwomensmission.org 

For further information, contact BostonUNAC at gmail.com     781-316-2018
www.justicewithpeace.org
You can make a contribution through PayPal at Mass. Peace Action:
http://bit.ly/1eEcfeA
Or send a check made out to UNAC and send to UNAC, P.O. Box 123, Delmar, NY
12054


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