Friday, April 1, 7:00 p.m. St. Joan of Arc Church, 4537 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis. Malalai Joya has been called “the bravest woman in Afghanistan.” At a constitutional assembly in Kabul in 2003, she stood up and denounced her country’s powerful U.S./ NATO-backed warlords. She was only twenty-five years old.

Two years later, she became the youngest person elected to Afghanistan’s new Parliament. In 2007, she was suspended from the parliament for her persistent criticism of the warlords and drug barons and their cronies.

Malalai has survived four assassination attempts to date.

She takes us inside Afghanistan and shows us the desperate day-to-day situation the Afghan people face at every turn. She will answer such questions as “What are U.S. tax dollars paying for in Afghanistan?” and “Is the U.S. war and occupation really helping Afghan women?”

A controversial political figure in one of the most dangerous places on earth, Malalai Joya is a hero for our times, a young woman who refused to be silent, a young woman committed to making a difference in the world, no matter the cost.

Tickets: $10.00. Sponsored by: the Twin Cities Peace Campaign (TCPC) and WAMM. FFI and Tickets: Call TCPC, 612-522-1861 or WAMM, 612-827-5364 or email your request to wammoffiicemanager@mtn.org, subject line “Joya tickets.”


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