J2E presents “Afghanistan Rising” at Dec. 6 event in Nanaimo, B.C.

J2E principal Roberta Staley will present “Afghanistan Rising” Dec. 6, 2013 as part of Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) annual Activism Against Gender Violence, commemorating the 24th anniversary of the slaying of women students by Marc Lépine at École Polytechnique de Montréal.

The event will take place at Mon Petit Choux, 120 Commercial St, at 6pm.

“Afghanistan Rising” is a multimedia presentation combining video, still photography and live narration that showcases Afghan female politicians who brave Taliban threats to fight for gender equality, an Afghan-Canadian cardiologist who treats patients for free, and many others working to restore civil society in a nation devastated by three decades of civil war. The presentation will also highlight the work of Young Women for Change, a youth organization in Kabul that raises awareness about women’s rights. A Q&A, mingling and a chance to donate to the J2E Emerging Journalist scholarship will follow.
Visit: http://www.facebook.com/VIUStatusOfWomen For more info contact: Joy Gugeler, Chair VIU Status of Women joy.gugeler@viu.ca 250-797-2623.

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