MotherSpeak: Long Time Passing

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

2:30pm Reception

3:00-4:00pm Event

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