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  • October 20, 2014 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Giving Voice to the Voiceless

Afghan Women's Writing Project performs at St. Luke's in the West Village

When: October 20, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Laughlin Hall, 487 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014 United States

New York, NY  -- On October 20, 2014 the Church of St. Luke in the Fields will host a reading/performance of poetry and writings collected by the Afghan Women's Writing Project, in support of women's voices in Afghanistan. This event promises to be a special opportunity to hear the voices of women who have traditionally had little or no public voice in a war-ravaged country.

In a society where women are marginalized—urged to live in silence, warned against honesty, and told their stories do not matter—the Afghan Women's Writing Project gives Afghan women a voice unfiltered by journalism and other influences. They provide a venue for workshops online and in person in which Afghan women are invited to share what is on their minds and in their hearts. With the permission of each writer, their poems and pieces are given voice by others around the world as well as in theatrical performances and reading events.

This event is one in a series of Monday evening conversations and panels called "The Prophetic Imagination." The series explores the prophetic vision of God's dream of justice and peace for the world, and how our society (and we as individuals) respond and aspire to the challenge of creating a good and just world in our day-to-day lives.

For more about the Afghan Women's Writing Project go to:

About The Church of St. Luke in the Fields
The Church of St. Luke in the Fields is a lively, inclusive parish located in the heart of New York City's Greenwich Village. We reflect the variety of people in our world: different genders, sexual orientations, all forms of families, all abilities and special needs, in every socio-economic grouping and from many cultures. St. Luke's is an , part of the world-wide, For more information about St. Luke in The Fields’ events and outreach programs call 212.924.0562 or go to .

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