The American Friends Service Committee Presents:MotherSpeak: Long Time Passing
With Music, Art, Poetry & Refreshments!
Susan Galleymore, the mother of a U.S. soldier, made international headlines by taking the extraordinary and even dangerous step of traveling to Iraq to visit her son stationed on a military base in the so-called Sunni Triangle, north of Baghdad.
What she found in Iraq challenged her to continue her journey interviewing mothers in war zones including Iraq, Israel and the West Bank, Lebanon, Syria, and Afghanistan as well as the US. These powerful first-person stories offer dramatic insight into the impact of war on mothers, families, communities, and cultures around the world.
Long Time Passing: Mothers Speak About War and Terror gets to the heart of extreme social experiences-war and warriors, mothers and children, communities and cultures-and explores the meaning of courage, fear, and leadership.
Susan will be joined by:
Rossana Cambron, a member of the San Gabriel Chapter of Military Families Speak Out, whose son is an active US service member completing a tour in Iraq
Patty Domay, a local citizen activist who works to oppose military recruiters in her neighborhood
With poetry by:
Vivien Sansour, a native of Palestine; poems will include: “Live From Gaza” and “A letter from an Israeli soldier to his mother”
Please join us on May 3, 2009 for this exciting FREE event featuring music, art, poetry & refreshments!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
AFSC Los Angeles
634 S. Spring St., Ground Floor Conference Room
Los Angeles, CA 90014
For more information, contact Maricela Guzman at:
213-489-1900 x116 or firstname.lastname@example.org