Presented by PEACE ACTION OF WASHINGTON, PARTNERS IN PEACEKEEPING, SEATTLE NOW, and SEATTLE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH. Renowned Afghan activist and former member of the Afghan Parliament, Malalai Joya makes this welcome return to Seattle, part of a U.S. speaking tour to address the situation in her home country. Nominated for the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, one of Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People of 2010," and the subject of the documentary, Enemies of Happiness (which received major awards at the Sundance and Berlin International Film Festivals), she tells her remarkable, compelling story in A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared Raise Her Voice (Scribner). This outspoken woman has survived attempts on her life, is reviled by both the Taliban and the presently empowered warlords. "Joya worked effectively for human rights, especially for women; she was elected to Parliament and then expelled when she continued to denounce warlord atrocities. She now lives underground under heavy protection, but she continues the struggle in word and deed. By such actions ... the prospects for peace edge closer to hope." – Noam Chomsky. Free admission, with proceeds from donations going to the vital (nonprofit) work of the Afghan Women's Mission. Seattle First Baptist Church is at 1111 Harvard Avenue (at Seneca). For more information, please see www.peaceactionofwa.org or call (206) 453-4471.