|Malalia Joya smiles at a little girl who had|
asked her about how children are doing
|Malalia hugs two little girls who came to see her speak|
at First Baptist Church
But she is undaunted, and stated that she will continue to speak out about the corruption and impacts of
fundmentalist warlords on her country, as well as the actual impact of bombings from NATO and American-Afghan wars. She has started school for girls and supported health clinics to help her people.
She spoke and answered many questions from the audience of about 500, at Seattle's First Baptist Church on Capitol Hill, for over 1 hour. This was a long day, since this was the fourth appearance having already spoken at KUOW's Weekday, Bellingham and Edmonds to enthusiastic audiences.
She also signed books for another hour afterwards in a seemingly tireless effort. Her account of her life titled "A Woman Among Warlords" was for sale through Elliott Bay Books and is published by Simon and Schuster.
|Malalia Joya is supported by Ruth|
and Imogene Williams family, sponsors of
Alice Bryant Peace Park Project
It is worth the effort to see her speak. She is definitely an inspiring individual and a true Peace Activist.
Her organization is called the Afghan Womens Mission and here is their website.
They welcome donations for help the women and families of Afghanistan.
When asked what should Americans do to help Afghanistan she responded, that people should visit her website and look for other NGO's which are working to improve education and health there.
Her visit is sponsored by Seattle Peace Action, Alice Bryant Peace Park Project, and the National Organization for Women.
Her tour schedule is below:
Tuesday, April 5th: 10-11:15 TESC lecture hall 1, Olympia 12:00-1:30, SPSCC room 26-101, Olympia
7:00 pm, William Phillip Hall, UW Tacoma campus.
Wed April 6:
12 noon-1:30: SURC theater, Central WA Univ, Ellensburg