GSMCB for June 12, 2021 - Women in Afghanistan: After the U.S. Withdrawal


The Gillespie-Senter 
Memorial Community Breakfast
June 12, 2021 session

Women in Afghanistan:
After the U.S. Withdrawal
Tammy Savoie Ph.D.
Retired U.S. Air Force Psychologist

10:50am - 12:30pm
10:50am-11:00am: Participant Introductions
11:00am-12:00pm: Keynote Presentation
12:00pm-12:30pm: Progressive Community Announcements
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We do want our troops home. But it seems inevitable that the Taliban will take over Afghanistan again after our troops leave. But what will become of security, given the Taliban's history of harboring terrorists, including those who attacked the U.S.?

Our focus this month is the very real concerns expressed for the women of Afghanistan, (including the woman who is currently Afghanistan's envoy to the U.S. to many prominent Afghan women). And even though the U.S. troops weren't sent to Afghanistan to rescue women from their murderous patriarchy, the presence of troops has helped to allow women more freedom and rights, including the right to actually live. (Remember, it was Taliban militants who tried to murder Malala Yousoufzai in Pakistan.)

Our presenter will be will be Tammy Savoie, a retired Air Force psychologist. She spent 15 years in the Louisiana National Guard, received her Ph.D. from Emory University in Atlanta and worked 23 years in the Air Force, retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 2016.
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