Rethink Afghanistan will be shown on Monday, February 15. This recent Robert Greenwald/Brave New Foundation documentary raises serious doubts about current U.S. policy. It explores key issues about the war in Afghanistan — the effectiveness of military escalation, the threat of destabilizing Pakistan, the scale of civilian casualties, its potential to better Afghan women’s lives, its cost to U.S. taxpayers. For more information, visit the film’s website at rethinkafghanistan.com.
Guest speaker Alicia Lucksted, a Baltimore volunteer for the Afghan Women’s Fund, will offer comments and lead audience discussion. As part of that group’s mission to help Afghan people survive and rebuild, she will also offer for sale a selection of Afghan handicrafts. Ms. Lucksted has over ten years’ experience in volunteer solidarity work with several different women’s groups in Afghanistan.
Afghan Women’s Fund engages volunteers in people-to-people work with grassroots women’s groups and specific, mostly rural communities in Afghanistan. Projects undertaken are all ones the local Afghan people have deemed important. They support basic needs such as schools, literacy classes, clinics, new wells, vocational traning, and income generating enterprises. They also give Afghan women an international voice for human rights advocacy.
This month’s program is organized by Peace & Justice Coalition, Prince George’s County. For more information on the event please contact the coalition at or 301-577-2350. For more on the Afghan Women’s Fund and its parent group, Women for Afghan Women, visit womenforafghanwomen.org.