Evening Of Politics, Prose, And Pakistani Culture

Author, Human Rights Activist, Judge, and Law Professor Jacqueline St. Joan Speaks About Honor Crimes in Pakistan
 
 
Nov. 5, 2010 - PRLog -- Washington, DC - Peace X Peace, an international women’s organization, hosts a celebration on Friday night, November 12th honoring a new book, "My Sisters Made of Light" by award-winning poet and travel writer Jacqueline St. Joan. Inspired by true stories and set inside the women’s movement in Pakistan, "My Sisters Made of Light," is a compelling, heartbreaking, and sometimes terrifying look into the social, political, and religious maze that is Pakistan.  St. Joan will read excerpts from and sign her book.  She and human rights activist, Sabira Qureshi, who is a member of the Pakistan National Commission on the Status of Women, will answer questions about the conditions of women in Pakistan.

The evening will include Pakistani food, drinks, music, and henna hand painting. Middle Eastern arts and crafts will be for sale, and there will be a slide show of pictures of women in Pakistan.

The evening event will be held from 6:30-8:30pm at the home of Peace X Peace board chair Gail Montplaisir at 1454 Belmont St NW, DC, #18.

Half of the author’s proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to a grassroots community organization in Pakistan, to pay for the construction of a safe shelter for abused women and children.  Proceeds from the evening will also go to Peace X Peace.

Jacqueline St. Joan’s writings have appeared in a variety of print and online media, including Ms., Harvard Women’s Law Journal, and the Denver Post. She is the co-editor of Beyond Portia:  Women, Law, and Literature in the United States and currently teaches at the Metropolitan State College of Denver. The evening also features Sabira Qureshi, a human rights and women’s rights activist, who has been part of the Pakistani women’s movement for more than two decades.

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