Fahima Vorgetts Returns to the Capital District

Women Against War is bringing back Fahima Vorgetts to speak at more Capital District locations. Please come hear Fahima talk about the impact of the US military occupation and her development work in Afghanistan – including the Afghan Well Project to bring clean drinking water & irrigation to the village of Mir Taqi Shah, for which Women Against War is raising the needed $10,000.

Fahima in Afghanistan.

All events free and open to the public.

Opportunities to donate to the Afghan Well Project, postcards for Congress & literature will be available.

Women Against War sponsors:
Fahima Vorgetts of Women for Afghan Women Speaking with Slides

Sunday, March 7, 2010
12:30-1:15 PM Afghanistan’s Heartbreak,
Afghanistan’s Hope. Islamic Center of the
Capital District, 21 Lansing Rd, Schenectady.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
12:50-1:45 PM Afghanistan’s Heartbreak,
Afghanistan’s Hope. Pizza & Politics series.
Union College, Social Science104.

7:00 PM Mercy Center, 310 So. Manning Blvd.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 7:30 PM.
The Plight of Women in the Afghan War.
University at Albany, Humanities, Rm. 137.
Co-sponsored by Women’s Studies/IRO, UUP & Women Against War.

Fahima Vorgetts, an Afghan-American from Maryland, fled Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion. Fahima has dedicated her life’s work to improving the conditions of women in her native country. She spent May 2009 in Afghanistan, where she travels several times each year.

Fahima has been involved in other well projects, opening new schools for girls and literacy classes for women, creating income-generating projects for widows, and arranging for the shipment of medical and school supplies and clothing to refugees.

Fahima has addressed the United Nations and traveled widely speaking at university conferences and religious organizations, appeared on many television and radio programs, including the BBC and NPR and been featured in articles in the Baltimore Sun and the Washington Post.

Fahima is the winner of several awards from peace and human rights organizations. She is an inspiring, charismatic speaker who possesses wisdom on the realities in Afghanistan and recommendations on how the US should and should not be involved.

For information: Info@WomenAgainstWar.org 518-426-0710

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