An Evening with Iraqi Acivist Eman Ahmed Khamas
Member of the Iraqi Women's Delegation traveling the US Monday, March 20
7:00 - 8:30 pm
First Unitarian Church, Salmon Street Sanctuary
1011 SW 12th Avenue (at Salmon)
Donations accepted*

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Iraqi activist Eman Ahmed Khamas will speak about her first-hand experience of the situation in Iraq, especially the escalation of violence that's occurred since the bombing of the Golden Mosque in Samarra. Khamas arrived in the United States on March 5th with a delegation of Iraqi women who want to tell their stories to the American public and urge US and UN officials to create a peace plan to end the escalating cycle of violence.

Khamas is a journalist, translator and human rights activist who lives in Baghdad with her husband and two daughters. She is a member of the Women's Will organization, which focuses on defining and defending women's rights outside of political party interests and opposing incarceration of women as hostages. Khamas regularly publishes articles on women's conditions in Iraq since the March 2003 invasion, and has documented human rights violations committed by US and Iraqi forces. She is also involved in mobilizing emergency relief (medicines, food and clothing) for victims of the war, especially women and children living in refugee camps.

Khamas is also speaking Sunday, March 19 at the "End the War, Begin the Peace" rally at Waterfront Park in Portland beginning at 2:00.

*proceeds will support travel for the Iraqi women and their programs

This event is sponsored by: American Friends Service Committee, CODEPINK Portland , First Unitarian Church Social Justice Council, Living Earth Gatherings, Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
American Friends Service Committee: 503-230-9427


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