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Gathering Strength: Conversations with Afghan Women

Conway Hall

Sunday, 13 October 2013 from 11:00 to 12:30 (BST)

Holborn, United Kingdom

Gathering Strength: Conversations with Afghan Women

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Conway Hall Ethical Society presents

Gathering Strength: Conversations with Afghan Women 

Peggy Kelsey talks about her travels to Afghanistan, including some surprising things she found along the way; a children’s circus, women drivers, women studying Taekwando and basketball with male instructors and more. Scenes and stories from Kabul City, Herat and Bamiyan city and province (where the Buddha Statues were blown up) give one a feel for life in these different places. Peggy will share the stories of women she met, this time including refugees, business women, parliamentarians, Afghan expats who’ve returned, a defense lawyer and youth among others. Maps and aerial shots give one a sense of place and geography. This presentation is an eye-opening and stereotype-breaking introduction to the current situation in Afghanistan. 

Peggy Kelsey is a professional photographer who was inspired to begin the Afghan Women’s Project after meeting with a delegation of Afghan women who passed through Austin, Texas in 2002. She traveled to Afghanistan the following year and created a photo-documentary chronicling the narrative histories of forty women. In the spring of 2010, she revisited the country to meet additional women and gain new insights. She now travels around the US sharing her slide presentations and exhibit. Her book Gathering Strength: Conversations with Afghan Women was published in October, 2012.

11.00, £5 in advance/free to Conway Hall Ethical Society members

Tea & Coffee will be available.

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Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
Holborn
WC1R 4RL

United Kingdom

Sunday, 13 October 2013 from 11:00 to 12:30 (BST)


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Conway Hall

Conway Hall is a landmark of London's independent intellectual, political and cultural life.

Conway Hall is owned by Conway Hall Ethical Society, which was first opened in 1929. The name was chosen in honour of Moncure Daniel Conway (1832 - 1907), anti-slavery advocate, out-spoken supporter of free thought and biographer of Thomas Paine.

The Society began as a dissident congregation in 1787 in rebellion against the doctrine of eternal hell. By 1793 it had its first premises in Bishopsgate. In 1817 William Johnson Fox became minister of the congregation which in 1824 built a new chapel in South Place (in the City of London). This the Society occupied for 102 years and the name was still commemorated in the title of the Society, although it moved from South Place in 1926 to build its present home in Red Lion Square which was opened in 1929.

The Hall now hosts a wide variety of lectures, classes, performances, community and social events. It is renowned as a hub for free speech and independent thought.

Founded in the 1880s, our chamber music concert series (now Conway Hall Sunday Concerts) - are the longest-running of their kind in Europe. The ethos of "affordable classical music for all" still remains.

Our Library holds the Ethical Society's collection, which is the largest and most comprehensive Humanist Research resource of its kind in the United Kingdom.

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