Malalai Joya speaks in Toronto
“Women and war in Afghanistan”
A special public forum featuring Afghan MP, Malalai Joya
“Today we need security and liberation, but in the name of security, the foreign troops deprived us of our liberation. We need international support, but we don’t want occupation.” – Malalai Joya
Malalai Joya: Member of the Loya Jirga, Afghanistan’s parliament
Peggy Nash: Member of Parliament for Parkdale – High Park (New Democratic Party)
Carolyn Egan: President, Steelworkers’ Toronto Area Council
Ausma Malik: Vice-president Equity, University of Toronto Students’ Union (2006-07)
Tuesday, November 6
25 Cecil Street
(1 block south of College, 1.5 blocks east of Spadina)
Tickets available at the door:
$5 students, seniors and unwaged
Parking available in rear parking lot.
Multi-faith prayer space available on site.
Malalai Joya, 28, is the youngest member of the Afghan Parliament. She was elected to the Wolesi Jirga in September 2005, winning the second highest vote in Farah province. She has been the target of numerous death threats because of her outspoken criticism of warlords and drug lords in the central government. She was expelled from parliament on May 21, 2007 following an interview in which she publicly criticized the human rights abuses of her co-parliamentarians.
Malalai is currently on a speaking tour in Canada. She will make her first and only appearance in Toronto on November 6.
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