SUPPORT: A Message from Malalai Joya on the 10th Anniversary of the War on Afghanistan
V-Day is proud to share a video message from V-Day ally Malalai Joya, one of the most courageous and tireless activists in the world. On this 10th anniversary of the War on Afghanistan, Malalai and V-Day, in solidarity, are calling for the withdrawal of all troops and an end to fundamentalism and occupation. We also call on our officials to redirect funding for the war towards education so that the Afghan people can bring about their own independence.
Please take a few moments to listen to Malalai's message and remember all the innocent lives that have been lost in this conflict.
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READ: "Brought to you by Bombs and Budgets"- Popular Education Curriculum Addressing War, Economy & Afghanistan Occupation
The South Asia Solidarity Initiative and the War Resisters League have put together a series of popular education-style workshops that explore how organizing against federal military spending relates to, and can forward, local campaigns for economic justice, as well as how the past decade of war has effected Afghans and what they are doing in response. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to try the workshop in your local community.
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WATCH: WOMEN, WAR & PEACE Begins October 11th!
Women, War & Peace is a bold new five-part PBS television series challenging the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain. The vast majority of today’s conflicts are not fought by nation states and their armies, but rather by informal entities: gangs and warlords using small arms and improvised weapons. The series reveals how the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties. Yet they are simultaneously emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict. With depth and complexity, Women, War & Peace spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones from Bosnia to Afghanistan and Colombia to Liberia, placing women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security, and reframing our understanding of modern warfare.
Featuring narrators Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton, Geena Davis and Alfre Woodard, Women, War & Peace is the most comprehensive global media initiative ever mounted on the roles of women in war and peace. Women, War & Peace will premiere on your local PBS station every Tuesday night from Oct. 11 to Nov. 8, 2011.
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VOLUNTEER IN NYC: Anita Hill 20 Years Later: Sex, Power and Speaking Truth
Volunteers are needed for this one-day conference! V-Day is proudly partnering with Hunter College to present Sex, Power and Speaking Truth: Anita Hill 20 Years Later on Saturday, October 15th, which will bring together three generations to witness, respond, and analyze present day realities in law, politics, the confluence of race, class and gender, the persistent questioning of women's credibility, issues of black masculinity and current cases of sexual harassment.
The conference will also feature "Speaking Truth to Power," a performance curated by V-Day Founder/Artistic Director Eve Ensler and V-Day Programs & Development Director Purva Panday Cullman. The performance will include original works written by Edwidge Danticat, Asali Devan, Eve Ensler, Lisa Kron, Lynn Nottage, Mary Oliver, Kevin Powell and HopeAnita Smith.