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The 20-Year American War in Afghanistan: A Reckoning

June 30 @ 7:30 PM 9:00 PM

President Biden says that he is winding down the U.S. role in Afghanistan and that all the troops will be home from America’s longest war by Sept. 11.  It’s time for a reckoning.  What did the war do to the people of Afghanistan? What was its impact on Americans—soldiers, contractors, and those at home?  Can we possibly learn anything from this war?

Speakers:

  • Fahima Gaheez: Fahima Gaheez grew up in Afghanistan and from an early age was involved with the women’s rights movement there. After immigrating to the U.S., she continued her work for the people of Afghanistan from afar.  In 2007, she collaborated in founding the Afghan Women’s Fund.  Many members of her family still live in Afghanistan, and she travels there often.
  • Matthew Hoh: Matthew Hoh is a senior fellow with the Center for International Policy and a member of the Eisenhower Media Network (EMN). He is a 100% disabled Marine combat veteran, having served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2009, he resigned his position with the State Department in Afghanistan in protest over the escalation of the war. 

Q & A will follow the presentations.

Sponsor:  Maryland Peace Action.

Cosponsors:  Baltimore Yearly Meeting Peace & Social Concerns Committee; Massachusetts Peace Action