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|Afghanistan and the Return of the Taliban|
|Date||Thursday February 26|
|Time||6:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
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65 Ninth Street, North Door
San Francisco, CA 94103
|smcneil [at] afsc.org|
Former Mountain View Mayor Rosemary Stasek has been working in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban (see http://www.stasek.com/alittlehelp). Learn about the current political and military situation, issues facing women, and projects that make a difference at the grassroots. Hear the stories you won't get on the news. The program will include time for Q&A and visiting together. Feel free to bring your knitting!
Near Civic Center BART/MUNI
The American Friends Service Committee carries out service, development, social justice, and peace programs throughout the world. Founded by Quakers in 1917, AFSC's work attracts the support and partnership of people of many races, religions, and cultures. AFSC's work is based on the Quaker belief in the worth of every person and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. AFSC's San Francisco office organized the first supply container into the war region and sponsored five Afghan-Americans to travel to Peshawar to distribute blankets in the refugee camps.
afghans for Afghans is a humanitarian and educational people-to-people project that knits and crochets wool blankets, sweaters, vests, socks, mittens, and hats for the people of Afghanistan. The project started in response to the war that unfolded after 9/11. From the start, afghans for Afghans has partnered with the San Francisco office of the American Friends Service Committee and works with various relief and humanitarian organizations, including A Little Help, Afghans 4 Tomorrow, Church World Service, CURE Hospital, International Orphan Care, Roots of Peace, and Afghan Widows Project. afghans for Afghans follows in the American tradition of knitting for others at times of war and crisis. Volunteers across the US and Canada have made more than 80,000 beautiful, warm, top-quality blankets and garments as a gesture of friendship and respect for Afghan families.