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Iraqi women activists to speak, Dec. 4

Two Iraqi women activists will discuss their experiences of living through wars and sanctions and address current conditions in their country in a lecture at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Amal Al-Khedairy and Nermin Al-Mufti are working to provide a greater understanding of their country and bring a message of reconciliation and peace to the United States. They will discuss the condition of women and children in their country, their present problems and their hopes for a more peaceful future.

Al-Khedairy is the founder and curator of Al Beit Al Iraq Cultural Arts Center, which was a leading cultural institution in Baghdad. The museum was bombed in 1991 and again in 2003, then finally looted and burned.

Al-Mufti is an internationally recognized Iraqi writer and journalist, who has reported on corruption, gender issues, human rights, environmental issues and education for international and Iraqi publications.

The event was organized by the Princeton Peace Network . It is co-sponsored by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and the University's International Center, Women's Center and Office of Religious Life, as well as the Princeton Middle East Society and the Coalition for Peace Action.

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601

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