intifada=shaking off - oppression/silence
Voices from Kolkata to Casablanca
Voices of struggle, Voices for change
Thursday, March 12, 2008 3-4pm PST
KPFK/Pacifica Radio 90.7 fm, Los Angeles
Streaming at kpfk.org
available on audio archive for 90 days
IN CELEBRATION of WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH - Part II
The status and state of women in Iraq, Palestine and Egypt
Nadje Al-Ali (Iraq), Chair, Centre For Gender Studies, SOAS, University of London, author of What Kind of Liberation?
Women and the Occupation of Iraq
Rita Giacaman (Palestine), Professor, Institute of Public Health, Bir Zeit University, Ramallah, Palestine
Marie Assad (Egypt), renowned Egyptian feminist, anthropologist, political activist
Produced and hosted by Nile El Wardani, SWANA (South and West Asia and North Africa) Collective of KPFK
SWANA CALENDAR: - In Celebration/Honor of International Women's DaySaturday, March 14, 2:00 p.m. -Bridging the Divide: Palestinian and Israeli Women Decry the Occupation - with
Hanan Mario, Palestinian feminist and civil engineer, who will share her personal experience of life under both Israeli occupation and fundamentalist government, and offer strategies for peace in the region; Raya Fidel, Israeli-U.S. feminist, University of Washington Professor and author of Shattered Hopes in Palestine: Which Way Forward for Arabs and Jews?, who will speak on the impact of the genocide on women and the U.S. government’s responsibility for the conflict.
Solidarity Hall, 2170 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles (off the 10 Freeway at Western Ave., on bus lines #30, 31 & 35). For more information call 323-732-6416, email RadicalWomenLosAngeles@gmail.com or visit www.RadicalWomen.org
Doors open at 1:30 p.m., requested donation $3. Middle Eastern dinner served at 4:30 p.m. for $9 donation
Saturday, March 14, 7pm A Salute to Our Heroes in Gaza - Palestinian American Women's Association Banquet with keynote speaker, Cynthia McKinney, Holiday Inn Select - La Mirada, 14299 Firestone Blvd. 90638 - 6pm Reception, Arabic Dinner @7pm
Tickets $60 (in advance), $70 at the door; Students with i.d. $40.For Tickets or information: (949)369-6510 or (909)861-8645 or visit .www.pawasca.org
Sunday, March 15, 3-5pp - Public Teach-in - Gaza 2009: The latest chapter in the ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
with Guest Speaker Mohammed Abed, Assistant Professor, CSULA, whose recent research focuses on ethical and conceptual issues raised by political violence, especially suicide terrorism, war, torture, and genocide.
Weds, 3-18-09, 7pm Tears for Gaza - an interfaith memorial service - St. Anselm of Canterbury Episcopal Church, Garden Grove
This solemn observance will commemorate the lives of those killed in the recent Israeli siege of Gaza. Attendees are asked to wear black “as a sign of mourning over the reckless loss of human lives.” A fellowship gathering will take place following the memorial service. Participants in the service itself include both clergy and laity from a variety of denominations. This non-denominational event is sponsored by Sabeel Orange County; Islamic Society of Orange County; Middle East Task Force of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles; Council on American Islamic Relations; Progressive Christians Uniting—Orange County Chapter; ImagineAction; St. Anselm of Canterbury Episcopal Church; and Muslims for Progressive Values.