AWM, Sep.11, 2006

Breaking the Propaganda of Silence: A Benefit for RAWA

Los Angeles, California - Ocober 7, 2006

October 7th 2006 marks the 5th anniversary of the start of Operation Enduring Freedom; violence is on the rise in Afghanistan and Afghan women are still struggling for their rights. The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA), the oldest women's political group in Afghanistan, continues the struggle against war and fundamentalism.

Join internationally renowned playwright Eve Ensler ("Vagina Monologues", V-day), recording artist Michelle Shocked, actor and activist Mimi Kennedy and Zoya, a member of RAWA for an unforgettable afternoon. Plus exclusive a sneak film preview of "A View from a Grain of Sand" by Meena Nanji. This event will be emceed by Sonali Kolhatkar (KPFK, AWM).

RAWA supporters in the US

WHEN: Saturday October 7th, 2006 ~ Reception begins 4 pm, event begins 5 pm
WHERE: Cinespace in Hollywood (6356 Hollywood Blvd at Ivar), Southern California
TICKETS: Seating is limited - make reservations at 661.609.1597.

$125 Platinum Level - admission to private reception, gift bag and preferred seating
$60 Gold Level - reserved seating
$25 Student Level - general seating (no reservations required).

** all proceeds will benefit RAWA's social and political projects **

ORGANIZED BY: Afghan Women's Mission and RAWA Supporters of Southern California

CO-SPONSORS: Amnesty International USA, AWARE in Long Beach, íCafe Intifada!, Code Pink, Global Voices for Justice, ICUJP: Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace, Los Angeles Greens, Office of the Americas, Women in Black-LA, and The Women's Rights Committee of Human Rights Watch

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Media Sponsor: KPFK, 90.7 FM LA, 98.7 FM SB

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