Pakistan's Dr. Fouzia Saeed Speaking in Minnesota on human rights
From: Jerry McClelland (mccle002umn.edu)
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 15:33:27 -0700 (PDT)
 

You might be interested in a pubic lecture on human rights in Pakistan and a
fund raiser coming  up in early October. If so, read on.

Title of the event: Breaking the Chains

A brief description of the event:

Many farm workers are enslaved in Pakistan today, although it is illegal.
While whole families are kept as slaves, women suffer not only the burden of
harsh physical labor, unhealthy living conditions, restrictions on mobility,
and hunger, they also suffer sexual abuse. A social movement in Pakistan is
taking on the challenge of freeing these families. Dr. Fouzia Saeed, is a
social activist in Pakistan, graduate of the University of Minnesota, and
author of several books including "Taboo: A Ph. D. Girl in the Red Light
Area," which examines the struggle of women in Lahore's red light district.
Dr. Saeed will give a public lecture about the suffering of families in
bondage, the challenges faced in freeing them, and the on-going effort to
free them. A free will offering will be taken to help to pay legal costs of
freeing the families. 

Date and time: October 6, 2007 at 6:30

Location: St. Frances Cabrini Church, 1500 Franklin Avenue SE, Minneapolis,
MN  55414. 

Sponsor: MG Foundation

 

Name and phone number if you want more information:  Jerry McClelland;
651-644-0230

 

Jerry McClelland
Associate Professor
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
125 Peik Hall
159 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0208 USA
Phone: 612-624-1273
Fax: 612-624-8277

 


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