Fri, 11/11/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Women in Conflict
Join us for Women in Conflict this week on Bread and Roses - Feminist News and Public Affairs on KBOO
Helen Benedict is the author seven books including the non-fiction book 'The Lonely Soldier', and the fiction book 'Sand Queen,' both based on female soldiers serving in Iraq, as well as Iraqi women. 'Benedict has testified twice to Congress on behalf of women soldiers, and lectures at colleges and military academies around the country about gender justice and the military. Her book and play about women soldiers inspired the theFebruary 2011 class action suit against the Pentagon and Secretaries of Defense Rumsfeld and Gates on behalf of military women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted while serving.'
Nada Alwadi is a young journalist from Bahrain who has covered the Arab Spring, politics and human rights issues since 2002. She has degree in communication from the University of Maryland and was a Fulbright scholar. In April she was detained while covering the pro-democracy movement in Bahrain. She was forced to sign a statement saying that she would stay away from politics and she was fired from her job. She left Bahrain shortly after that in fear for her safety.
She will speak at the Native American Center at Portland State University on Nov. 17 at 6 pm.
Hosted by Nicole Vulcan and Gabriele Ross.