UBC’s Creative Writing Program presents: Ann Jones on “Women and War in Afghanistan”
When: Thursday, March 20, 5:00-6:30p.m.
Where: Cecil Green Park House, 6251 Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver, B.C.
Historian and war correspondent Ann Jones, author of eight books, including the feminist classic Women Who Kill, travelled to Afghanistan as a humanitarian volunteer after 9/11 to witness the effects of war on a society. Through acclaimed nonfiction books such as Kabul in Winter and They Were Soldiers, reports for The Nation and TomDispatch.com, and humanitarian work in conflict and post-conflict countries in the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia, Jones brings the incisive analysis that garnered her Guggenheim, Fulbright and Radcliffe Institute fellowships.
On Thursday March 20 at 5:00p.m., as part of the UBC Creative Writing Program’s Utopia/Dystopia Lecture Series, Jones will discuss the shifting role of women and women’s rights in the course of the war in Afghanistan and what that tells us about the mistaken prosecution of the war and prospects for the future.