Peace Activist Malalai Joya is here. She has been called
"the bravest woman in Afghanistan". She is a former member of the Afghanistan National Assembly,
and was finally given a visa to tour the US, when five members of the WA Congressional delegation like Sen Patty Murray, Rep Jay Inslee, Rep Jim McDermott, Sen Maria Cantwell and Rep Adam Smith and others from other states stepped in on her behalf.
She has been outspoken on the subject of corruption in her country and for ending the occupation of Afghanistan by foreign troops.
|Malalai Joya speaks at a girls school in |
Afghanistan. Photo byAfghanKabul.
Today she was a guest on KUOW and tonite (4/4) she will be speaking at the Seattle First Baptist Church at 7pm.
Here visit is being sponsored by Seattle Peace Action -