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On Monday, Dec. 8th through Wednesday, Dec. 10th two Iraqi women, Amal Al-Khedairy and Nermin Al-Mufti, who since the end of October have been touring this country speaking of the reality in Iraq, will be here in Connecticut.

Reclaiming the Prophetic Voice is organizing their visit to Connecticut, as part of the nationwide tour being sponsored by Fellowship of Reconciliation.

Their Connecticut visit is also being co-sponsored by a growing list of other groups, including CT AFSC, Promoting Enduring Peace, the New Haven Peace Council, and several groups at the universities where they will be speaking.

This is a wonderful and much needed opportunity for us to hear from two very accomplished, informed, and passionate Iraqi women who will be sharing their personal experiences and extensive knowledge about Iraq's culture, history, and people, and conditions now in the midst of war and occupation.

The Steering Committee of RTPV feels incredibly grateful that Connecticut has been included on the tour.

All Welcome
No Registration Needed

For more information about these women and the tour, please see the Fellowship of Reconciliation website at:

Trinity College
Wean Terrace, Room B,
Mather Campus Center
Hartford, CT

Monday, December 8, 2003 - 7:30pm
Contact: Michael Niemann, 860-297-2431
Co-Sponsors: Anti-War Coalition, Women's Center

Wesleyan University
PAC, Room 001
Middletown, CT

Tuesday, December 9, 2003 - Noon
Contact: Kelly Anthony, 860-685-2468

Charter Oak Cultural Center
21 Charter Oak Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

Tuesday, December 9, 2003 - 7:00pm
Contact: Donna Berman, 860-249-1207
Co-Sponsors: Reclaiming the Prophetic Voice,
CT AFSC, Charter Oak Cultural Center,
Pax Educare - the CT Center for Peace Education,
and Sisters of Mercy

Yale University
Luce Auditorium, Luce Center
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT
Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - Noon
Contact: Cheryl Doss, 203-432-9395
Co-Sponsors: International Affairs Council,
Orville Schell Human Rights Center,
Women's and Gender Studies Program,
Women's Center, Yale Coalition for Peace

Southern Connecticut State College
Engleman Hall C 115
New Haven, CT
Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 2:30 PM
Contact: Kathleen Skozcen
Co-Sponsors: Women’s Studies Program,
The V.P. of Student Affairs, Academic Affairs,
and the SCSU Amnesty International

United Church on the Green
270 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 7:30pm
Contact: Allie Perry, 203-865-6575
Co-Sponsors: Reclaiming the Prophetic Voice,
New Haven Peace Council,
Promoting Enduring Peace,
New Haven Peace Commission, CT AFS

AMAL AL-KHEDAIRY is the founder and director of Al-Beit Al-Iraqi, an arts and cultural center in Baghdad. The center hosted exhibitions of contemporary Iraqi artists, concerts, lectures and classes on a regular basis until its destruction in the spring of this year.

NERMIN AL-MUFTI is an internationally recognized Iraqi journalist. Until this year, Ms. Al-Mufti produced weekly columns on various sociopolitical issues in a well known Iraqi weekly. Ms. Al-Mufti's articles appear on a regular basis in Al-Ahram, a weekly paper in Cairo. Ms. Al-Mufti is also an expert in the archeology and art of her ancient country.