International Women’s Day with the Southern California Division

Southern California Division

Sunday, March 10, 2013
Location: Santa Monica, Calif.

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Southern California Division invites you a panel on taking a stand to end violence and discrimination against women, with collaboration of Afghans, Iranians and American organizations in Southern California.

Sunday March 10th, 2013
1:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Santa Monica Public Library
Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium
601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, Ca. 90401

Guest Speakers:

Ms. Fazlia Seraj                   
Keynote speaker (AWASC)

Dr. Nayereh Tohidi            
Professor and former Chair at the Department of G&WS CSUN

Ms. Raihana Niazi                  

Dr. Nilab Mobarez                  
United Nation Spokesperson (Video clip)

Ms. Maliha Sarwari                
Afghan Women’s Association of Southern California

Ms. Heidi Basch                     
Executive Director Women’s Voices Now

Music by:        
Shahrzad Sepanlou & Fared Shafinury 

Poem by:        
Partow Nooriala

Band group: “The KI” by Roxie Sakura from UN Women
Video on Stoning by Soraya Fallah

Information desk and sign in table in support of Women political prisoners in Iran

Program MCs: Fazlia Seraj and Soraya Fallah

Co-Sponsored by:

Afghan Women’s Association of Southern California (AWASC)
Supporters of " Laleh Park Mothers "/ Los Angeles- Valley
Society for Human Rights in Iran/ S.CA
Society for Democracy in Iran- S.CA
Union for Advancement of Secular Democracy in Iran

  Supported by:

UNA- USA / San Fernando Valley 
UN-Women/ the Greater Los Angeles Chapter
Kurdish-American Committee for Democracy and Human rights in Iran
International Health & Epidemiology Research Center

Program will start sharp at 1:30 please do not be late
Park in library’s parking
Entrance is free, donation will appreciated 


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