“When the book is written on the end of Apartheid in South Africa, a most important chapter will be on the role of women in that struggle.”
— Govan Mbeke, a co-leader with Nelson Mandela in the ANC resistance movement
The same needs to be said of women throughout the world who with courage and unflagging determination work for justice and human rights in their communities. Women helped to bring clean water to Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota, and women were at the forefront of the encampment at Standing Rock, by the contagion of their spirit helping to build an international community of resistance.
Likewise in Israel and Palestine, in the refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon, Gaza and the West Bank, in organizations such as “Bedouin Women for Themselves” and “Grassroots Jerusalem” women are helping to build a non-violent resistance movement. By refusing to be silenced or compromised by the militarism of settler colonialism, these women are speaking truth to power and in doing so, they are helping to bring enlightenment and engagement in the struggle to build a better and more peaceful future for their children.
This program will be taking place at the following locations.
More details to come!
Saturday, October 21 – 2:00 p.m.
Bethesda Lutheran Church
305 St. Ronan Street
New Haven, CT
(parking lot off Whitney Av.)
Cape Cod Community College
Science Lecture Hall A
2240 Iyannough Road(parking lots 8,9)
West Barnstable, MA
For Cape information go to capecod.tolef.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lincoln Public Library
3 Bedford Road
Lincoln, MAThursday, October 26
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT – details to come
Saturday, October 28 – 6:30 p.m.
Islamic Association of Greater CT
1781 Berlin Turnpike Berlin CT
Sunday, October 29 – 2:00 p.m.
The First Congregational Church of Old Lyme
2 Ferry Street Old Lyme CT
Bazaar at 1:30 p.m.
Bazaar and and light refreshments following the presentation