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Film screening: Wounds of Waziristan
followed by a discussion with
College
of Staten Island professor and Pakistani scholar, Dr Saadia Toor

Thursday, June 9, 6:30 PM - 9 PM

Unitarian Church of Staten Island
312 Fillmore Street @ Clinton Ave
(doors open at 6 PM)

Since the drone attacks began in Pakistan in 2004, much of the focus has been on the technology. And, although the borderlands between Pakistan and Afghanistan are endlessly debated and declared upon by journalists and pundits, the ordinary people who actually live there are rarely heard from. WOUNDS records the voices of those who have been either labeled “militants,” or summarily dismissed as “collateral damage.”

Saadia Toor is a long time anti-war feminist activist and educator at the College of Staten Island. Her book State of Islam: Culture & Cold War Politics in Pakistan was published in 2011 by Pluto Press and chronicles the role played by the US in marginalizing the Left and strengthening the various forces of the Right in Pakistan from the early 1950s onwards.

Please join us for this important discussion on US drone wars and the history of intervention in Pakistan.


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THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Presidential Primaries Forum
& PASI Board Elections


Peace Action Annual Meeting
Unitarian Church of Staten Island
312 Fillmore Street @ Clinton Ave
(doors open at 6 PM)

6:30 PM: PASI Annual Meeting
PASI will hold its annual election for board members. All Peace Action of Staten Island members in good standing will be eligible to vote.

7:00 PM: Presidential Primary Forum
Representatives from Democratic and Republican presidential candidates will present their candidates' positions and answer questions, ahead of the New York State primaries, which will be held April 19.



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THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
WOMEN ON WAR & PEACE
Peace Action General Meeting
Unitarian Church of Staten Island
312 Fillmore Street @ Clinton Ave
(doors open at 6 PM)


from documentary "Pray the Devil Back to Hell"
http://www.forkfilms.net/pray-the-devil-back-to-hell/


Peace Action of Staten Island is holding a Women on War and Peace Forum in honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.

Our guests will include:
- Madeline Akibo-Betts from Sierra Leone.
Jenna Bitar from Adalah-NY is a young Palestinian-American interested in the rights of women political prisoners.
- Iram Ali from Pakistan and raised in Brooklyn, former Associate Director, Operations & Development, Iraq Veterans Against the War and currently Kairos Fellow at MoveOn.org.

- Adama Demby from Sierra Leone who came to the U.S. in 1985.
- Jennifer Gray-Brumskine from Liberia who came to the U.S. in the late 1980’s as a student and is currently President of the Liberian Community Association.
- Parvina Olimova from Tajikistan, active in the Turkish Cultural Center, and interested in the role of women's education. 

The forum will bring women together to share their direct or indirect experience of war and peace. Too little attention is paid to the effect of war on women's and their families’ lives. Women are not equal partners in the processes that could have prevented conflicts in the first place.

Peace Action of Staten Island welcomes everyone to come to its meetings. New faces are very welcome. Doors will open at 6 pm.
Please bring something to share for our light refreshment table.


Bus Directions from Staten Island Ferry Terminal:  Take S40 Bus to Clinton Ave and Richmond Terrace.  Walk 2 blocks.  The Unitarian Church is at Clinton Ave and Fillmore St.   

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