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Rise For and With the Women of Afghanistan – New York

United States > New York > Dag Hammarskjold Plaza > 2021-09-25 > 12:00 pm

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In New York City, a RISE FOR AND WITH THE WOMEN OF AFGHANISTAN rally and action will take place at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, in sight and sound of the United Nations as the General Assembly meets. Testimonies from Afghan women on the ground and RAWA (Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan) will be read. It will be led by Afghan activists and artists Fatima Rahmati, Leeza Ahmady, Farah Arjang Vezvaee, Matin Maulawizada (co-founder Afghan Hands), Halema Wali (Afghans for a Better Tomorrow), poet Wazina Zondon, Sonita Alizada - with women’s rights activists V (formerly Eve Ensler) (founder of V-Day/One Billion Rising), Zainab Salbi, Jodie Evans (co-founder of CODEPINK), Manira Alva (Vice President, Political and Civic Engagement, of Vital Voices) and NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, musicians Morley Shanti Kamen, Chris Bruce, Neel Murgai, Trina Basu, Arun Ramamurthi, Broadway stars Kathryn Gallagher (Jagged Little Pill), Anastacia McCleskey (Waitress), and Gerianne Perez (Waitress) (list in formation*). JOIN us on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 as we RISE for and with the Women of Afghanistan WHAT: RISE FOR AND WITH THE WOMEN OF AFGHANISTAN WHEN: Saturday, September 25, 2021, 12:30-2:30 pm WHERE: Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (47th St. near 1st Ave.) New York, NY then march to UN/Ralph Bunche Park. (1st Ave. between 42nd and 43rd St.) JOIN us to stand for and with our Afghan sisters. Come hear their words, stories, testimonials, statements, poetry, and music. We cannot underestimate the power of our solidarity at this moment.

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