Friday, April 5, 2013

With friends and art at Afghan Friends Network event

Last night, we had a good time at the Afghan Friends Network fundraising event at the Incline Gallery in the Mission District of San Francisco.

Earlier this year, Afghan Friends Network arranged for the distribution of our knit wool hats, socks, and mittens to their students in Ghazni in the middle of winter.

On the left is Humaira Ghilzai (the organization's co-founder), Ardis (a4A volunteer packer and booster extraordinaire), me in the back, Deborah (Tamim's wife), Tamim Ansary (with his new book "Games Without Rules: The Often Interrupted History of Afghanistan"), and Rahima Haya (Afghan-American women's community leader and activist). The paintings are by Feroza Unvala, a San Francico artist and president of the board of Afghan Friends Network.

I loved Tamim's "West of Kabul, East of New York." Be sure to look for his books when you get the chance.

Ardis points the way to this striking traditional Afghan dress with embroidery and mirrors on display. A party dress!

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