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Malalai Joya in B.C. - Oct 26 - Nov 3, 2007 PDF Print E-mail
Oct 23, 2007 at 04:16 PM
Hear Malalai Joya as she visits BC to speak on the situation of women in Afghanistan.

Malalai is a 29-year-old Member of the Afghan Parliament and heads the non-governmental group, Organisation Promoting Afghan Women's Capabilities (OPAWC). She was elected to the 249-seat National Assembly, or Wolesi Jirga in September 2005. She rose to fame in December 2003 when, as an elected delegate to the Constitutional Loya Jirga, she spoke out publicly against the domination of warlords.

Schedule of events

Oct 26 12PM Women's welcoming lunch with Libby Davies.

Oct 27 Stopwar.ca rally at the Vancouver Art Gallery. March begins at 1:00pm. Rally begins at 2:00pm Malalai will be the main speaker.

Oct 27, 8:15pm "Warlords, Women's Rights, and Foreign Troops: An Afghan Experience", Lecture Hall No. 2, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre UBC, sponsored by the Vancouver Institute.

Oct 28, 1:00pm Main speaker at the Victoria peace rally, Provincial Legislature, Victoria.

Oct 28, 7:00pm "Malalai Joya Speaks her Truth", David Lam Auditorium, University of Victoria, co-sponsored by Victoria Peace Coalition, UVIC Students Against War, Canada Out of Afghanistan Campaign.

Oct 29, 6:30pm Speaking at Moody Elementary School, 2717 St. John's Street, Port Moody, sponsored by the BC Teachers Federation, Peace and Global Educators, Pasta Polo, Source Newspaper.

Oct 30, 12:30pm GSS Society Building, UBC, sponsored by UBC Centre for Women's and Gender Studies and Students for a Democratic Society - UBC.

Oct 30, 7:30pm SFU Harbour Centre, "The Stopwar.ca women's committee, SFU Women Studies and SFPIRG present "The Enemies of Happiness" - Sundance winning documentary on Malalai Joya.

Nov 1, 12:00pm Vancouver and District Labour Council (VDLC) luncheon, call (604) 254-0703 for more informaton.

Nov 1, 3:30pm Speaking at Langara College. For information contact bhughes@langara.bc.ca.

Nov 3, 8:30am–5:00pm Teach-in on Afghanistan, SFU Harbour Centre, "Canada's Role in Afghanistan" - to register e-mail office@vdlc.ca.

For more details and information about all of these events, visit bclabouragainstwar.ca
or call (778) 861-5171.

Your support is appreciated. To make a donation to defray the costs of Malalai's visit and to aid her work towards women's rights in Afghanistan, make cheques payable to OPAWC and send them c/o the
Vancouver & District Labour Council

#20 - 1880 Triumph St.
Vancouver, BC V5L 1K3

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