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Razia Jan: Educating Girls in Afghanistan

When: 7:30PM, Sunday, September 25th
Where: Great Hall, Seattle Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave
Cost: $5; buy tickets here

Humanitarian Razia Jan has worked for many years to forge connections between Afghans and Americans. She is the founder of the Zabuli Education Center, a K–12 school that provides free education to more than 500 girls in Afghanistan. Founded on the belief that education is key to positive, peaceful change for current and future generations, the Zabuli Education Center’s mission is to provide Afghan girls and women with the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe, nurturing environment, so that they may work toward brighter futures—in their own villages and beyond. Born in Afghanistan, Jan moved to the United States in 1970 and operated a small tailoring business for 20 years in Duxbury, Massachusetts. Serving as president of her local Rotary Club, she began to think about ways that she could offer service to those in need, particularly those in her mother country. Jan will share stories from her award-winning humanitarian work: convincing fathers to allow their daughters to learn; protecting her school against threats of terrorism; and helping her students imagine a new way of life.

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She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.

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