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Date Description Ticket info
Big Ideas: Ten Years After 9/11 - Pakistan Afghanistan and the Struggle for Democracy

Malalai Joya

BMW Edge - CODE 1106

Malalai Joya shot to prominence in 2005 as a female parliamentarian in the National Assembly of Afghanistan. Since then, she's defied death threats from warlords and Islamists to speak out for the rights of women, and against corruption and foreign occupation. In this seminal address, a week before the ten-year anniversary of 9/11, she talks about what militarism and the 'war on terror' has meant for ordinary people in a region wracked by violence.

This event has been provisionally scheduled for AUSLAN interpretation. Please identify your need for AUSLAN interpretation when booking. If this event cannot be interpreted, we will let you know as soon as possible and offer a full refund.

Proudly supported by Overland

Melbourne Writers Festival, 25 Aug 2011 - 04 Sept 2011
Level 1, 176 Lt Lonsdale Street, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne VIC 3000
Box Office: +61 (0)3 9999 1199, T: +61 (0)3 9094 7859, F: +61 (0)3 9650 6467

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