Three Afghanistan Events in Southern California

Afghan Women’s Mission features three upcoming events in Southern California:


SUNDAY MAY 11, 10:30 – 11:30 am

A Mother’s Day talk by Afghan Women’s Mission Co-Director, Sonali Kolhatkar about “The Lives of Afghan Women.” Kolhatkar will address how US policy has affected Afghan women, before and during the US occupation of Afghanistan. She will also offer solutions on what Americans can do to end the war.

DETAILS: Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society or the “Onion” is located at 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills, CA 91343. Tel: 818-894-9251, Website: www.valleyonion.org, Email (for these events only): jungersmith@yahoo.com.


WEDNESDAY MAY 14, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

A teach-in by Afghan Women’s Mission Co-Director, Sonali Kolhatkar about the war in Afghanistan and Afghan women’s resistance, followed by special free screening of “Enemies of Happiness.”

Winner of countless awards and recipient of the 2007 “World Cinema Jury Prize for A Documentary Film” at the Sundance Film Festival, “Enemies of Happiness” tells the story of Malalai Joya, elected to the Afghan Parliament after a campaign that resulted in multiple death threats. More information about the film can be found at www.enemiesofhappiness.com.

DETAILS: UCLA Campus – Kerckhoff Art Gallery in Kerckhoff Building Level 2 – Westwood/Los Angeles CA. Parking available on the UCLA Campus in Lot 6&4 (Off of Wilshire & Westwood)


SUNDAY MAY 18, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

The Women’s Empowerment Group will host a screening of the acclaimed documentary by Meena Nanji, View From a Grain of Sand to benefit the projects of the Afghan Women’s Mission. View From a Grain of Sand chronicles the political evolution of Afghanistan including foreign invasions and fundamentalism, through the lives of three Afghan women. More information about the film can be found at www.viewgrainofsand.com.

DETAILS: Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society or the “Onion” is located at 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills, CA 91343. Tel: 818-894-9251, Website: www.valleyonion.org, Email (for these events only): jungersmith@yahoo.com.

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