Friday, October 21, 2011

With Suraya last night! Join us on Sat pm!

Here's our group last night at Suraya's first Bay Area appearance ... at USF (part of American Friends Service Committee exhibit program called Windows and Mirrors) ... we had such a good time visiting. Please join us on Saturday night in Oakland at 7 pm at the Islamic Center. Let your friends know, too. The event is free.

We were moved by Suraya's talk about serving the people of her homeland, and she was moved by seeing examples of such top-quality knits made especially for the kids in her schools. Then ... we had a small earthquake, and we all moved together!

Photo from L to R: Eric (from Emergency USA, Jo, Carol, Suraya's niece Zari, Suraya, and Ann. Jo and Carol are long-time Basement packing volunteers, as you probably recognize from past photos.

Suraya recently published her book -- “Forbidden Lessons in a Kabul Guesthouse” -- about her experiences in building schools and saving lives in her homeland. Please join us in welcoming Suraya to the Bay Area! Suraya would love to meet the volunteers knitting and crocheting for her kids. Suraya will be selling and signing copies of her book. Such a rare opportunity to meet the person -- Afghan-American Suraya Sadeed -- who is going to actually be distributing some of our wool gifts this winter.

Read more about Suraya and her book on her website.

Suraya autographing her book for Carol --

Books purchased through our website (via the Amazon affiliates program links) generate a small percentage of cash support for the afghans for Afghans program. Suraya's book is at the top of our list of course --

afghans for Afghans' bookstore

1 comment:

Kathy said...

What an amazing story of courage and commitment. I'm proud to be part of afghans for Afghans supporting the kids she is working with.

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