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News from Healthy Tomorrow and Sini Sanuman in Mali                   February 2011

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Women Essential for Sustainable Peace

When: Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 4:00 pm
Where: Nichols College • 124 Center Rd • Davis 205/207 • Dudley, MA

It’s been 10 years since United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 was passed demanding an end to the abuse of women by warring parties and the inclusion of women in peacemaking.

And while the International Criminal Court and several regional war crimes tribunals have made sexual abuse a war crime, has the passing of Resolution 1325 produced lasting change?

Consider these facts:

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Stop Female Genital Mutilation!

When: Saturday, April 16, 2011, 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Harvard University • 25 Quincy St - Harvard T • Emerson Hall • Cambridge

SenediaSecret of the Dawn - a documentary about FGM

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BOOK TALK: African Women Writing Resistance: Contemporary Voices.

When: Thursday, March 24, 2011, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Newton Free Library • 330 Homer Street, Newton Center, MA 02459 • Newton

Anne Serafin has led the African Literatures discussion group at the Newton Free Library since 1996 and is co-editor of a new anthology of writing by African women. She will speak about the creation of the book and will read and discuss key sections.

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Darfur: The Scramble for Africa

When: Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 2:00 pm
Where: Encuentro 5 • 33 Harrison Ave • Chinatown T • Boston

Author and activist Steve Fake brings the story of Darfur and the global competition for African resources to encuentro 5.

Here's how Tolu Jegede describes the book, The Scramble for Africa: Darfur-Intervention and the USA: "Fake and Funk’s take on the Darfur crisis is a welcome change from the media’s narrow analysis.

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Ruined - Benefit for Congo Action Now

When: Friday, January 7, 2011, 3:00 pm to Sunday, February 6, 2011, 9:00 am
Where: Huntington Theater • 264 Huntington Ave • Symphony T • Boston

Congo Action Now is participating in post-performance discussions of Ruined, presented by the Huntington Theatre Company from January 7 - Feb. 6, 2011.

If you use the code CAN when you purchase tickets at  or by calling 617-266-0800, you will get a discounted price AND the Huntington will donate 10% of the proceeds to Congo Action Now.

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So My Heart Can Speak: A Story of Courage in Rwanda

When: Sunday, November 14, 2010, 2:00 pm
Where: United Church in Walpole • 30 Common St • Walpole

Sister M. Juvenal of the Benebikira Sisters of Rwanda and Sister Ann Fox will discuss the time of the genocide in Rwanda during 1994 in which over one million people were killed in 100 days. During this time the Benebikira Sisters provided singular and heroic leadership and courage in sheltering children, women and elders, and boldly facing those responsible for the genocide.

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Hugh Masekela: The Artist’s Role as Activist

When: Thursday, October 14, 2010, 4:00 pm
Where: Lesley University • 1801 Massachusetts Ave • Prospect Hall - Porter Sq T • Cambridge

Legendary trumpeter Hugh Masekela, one of the art world’s most significant anti-apartheid activists, will discuss “The Artist’s Role as Activist” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14 at Lesley University. The talk is free and open to the public.

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Double Time: Service on Two Fronts

When: Saturday, September 25, 2010, 4:00 pm
Where: Trinitarian Congregational Church • 54 Walden St • Concord

Al Filipov Peace & Justice Forum 
Presents a lecture by
Rye Barcott 
Co-founder of Carolina for Kibera
"Double Time: Service on Two Fronts"
 

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"The Unspoken Alliance: Israel's Secret Relationship with Apartheid South Africa"

When: Thursday, June 3, 2010, 4:00 pm
Where: Brookline Booksmith • 279 Harvard St. • Brookline

Sasha Polakow-Suransky on tour for the book "The Unspoken Alliance: Israel's Secret Relationship with Apartheid South Africa"

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Mandela's Dilemmas are Ours, but He Leaves His Example

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