|Pakistan's Dr. Fouzia Saeed Speaking in Minnesota on human rights||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|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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