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Iraqi Women Say No to War
Date Friday March 24
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
UU Church of OAKLAND
685 14th St. (Internatn'l Dr. @ Castro/MLK)
Oakland, CA 94612
Event Type Panel Discussion
Former Chief UN Weapons Inspector SCOTT RITTER speaks with MEDEA BENJAMIN, retired Senior CIA analyst RAY McGOVERN, and an IRAQI mother, FAIZA AL-ARAJI.

$15 donation in advance, $20 at the door.
Reserve now: 415-255-7296 ext 200
ASL available

“The important thing to know about Scott Ritter is that he was right.” – Seymour Hersh

Al-Araji is a civil engineer, a blogger, religious Shia with a Sunni husband, mother of three. After one son was recently held as a political prisoner by the Ministry of the Interior in Iraq, the family fled to Jordan. She is touring with the WOMEN SAY NO TO WAR campaign to educate Americans about the reality in Iraq and meet with UN and US officials to call for a peace plan to end the escalating spiral of violence. They are promoting a Women's Call for Peace, signed by over 50,000 from around the world, requesting the withdrawal of all foreign troops from Iraq, negotiations to reincorporate disenfranchised Iraqis, full representation of women in the peacemaking process, and a commitment to women's equality.

Co-sponsored by Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists' Social Justice Committee, Global Exchange, Code Pink, and U.S. Tour of Duty.
As BFUU Social Justice Committee's monthly ACTIVISM Series this was previously announced as Iraqi Women Peace Activists, but is at this larger Oakland venue rather than at BFUU.
Added to the calendar on Sunday Mar 12th, 2006 1:42 PM

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