Afghanistan: The Long War
Ann Jones, a writer, photographer, and lifelong activist for civil rights, women’s rights, and peace, will be speaking about her book Kabul in Winter: Life without Peace in Afghanistan. Her articles and photographs, dispatched from every continent and many remote areas of the world, have appeared in magazines and newspapers such as National Geographic Traveler, Outside, The Nation, and The New York Times.
In the late 1990s Jones journeyed across Africa in search of a rain-making queen and wrote Looking for Lovedu, a classic travel tale with a difference: an eye for social justice. After 9/11, she went to Afghanistan, where she worked as a humanitarian volunteer on and off for four years, teaching Afghan high school English teachers, documenting the cases of women detained in prison, and advocating for women’s rights. Last year she worked with the International Rescue Committee on a special project of the Gender-Based Violence Unit, encouraging women through photography to document their lives and speak up for change.
This lecture is co-sponsored by the Undergraduate College of Global Studies and the School of Journalism and will be held on Wednesday, March 10, at 12:50 pm in Blackbox Theater, Tabler Center for Arts, Culture, and Humanities.