Friday, June 26, 2009

Upcoming event on Sunday 6-28-09

My house guest this upcoming weekend:

The WNC Veterans for Peace and Peace & Earth Committee of Asheville Friends Meeting welcomes
Faiza Al Araji, who will speak on:

Iraq from the eyes of an Iraqi mother”

Sunday, June 28, 6 pm

Asheville Friends Meeting

227 Edgewood Road

Asheville, NC

Faiza Al Araji was living in Baghdad in March, 2003 with her three sons and husband. She stayed in her hometown until the security situation became unbearable, and then moved to Jordan. She has been working tirelessly since then to help Iraqis – both refugees and those who stayed in their homes – to recover from the conditions that resulted from the US invasion and occupation. She has worked with Veterans for Peace on water treatment projects during the years of sanctions. She is working today on getting micro-economic projects organized for Iraqi widows, so that they can be self-sufficient. She will talk about what has happened in Iraq, how conditions are today for Iraqis, and how to build hope for the future. This is event is free and open to the public, donations to assist in the micro-economics project will be gratefully accepted.

No comments: