On Tuesday, the League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge will host Masooma Hussaini, a graduate student in journalism at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She will share first-hand information about the destruction of human and female rights in Afghanistan after the take-over by the Taliban.
This virtual event will be held at 12 p.m. Eastern time via Zoom.
Masooma, a graduate of an Afghan college, joined the military and was sent to the United States to learn how to fly military helicopters, a press release said. After her training, she returned home and found that she was seriously discriminated against because she is a woman and a minority (Shiite Muslim). She came back to the U.S. to get an advanced degree in journalism at UT and currently lives in Knoxville.
Members and regular attendees receive a Zoom link for the luncheons, as well as information about upcoming programs, via email. Guests are welcome to participate and may request the link by contacting Mary Ann Reeves ([email protected]). Anyone not familiar with Zoom meetings may go toÂ https://support.zoom.us,Â then scroll down to frequently asked questions. Several days after each event, attendees may view the recorded session on the Leagueâ€™s website (https://my.lwv.org/tennessee/oak-ridge).
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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