by Linda Lombardi, Literary Manager
This past Saturday, Arena Stage's Engage@ArenaStage discussion series hosted a free, public conversation after the matinee of Love in Afghanistan. Watch the full video below and join us for our next panel discussion on Afghanistan After 2014, on November 16.
What’s It Like to Be a Woman in Afghanistan?
From education to voting rights to physical safety, Afghanistan is one of the most challenging places in the world to be a woman right now. This post-show discussion explored women’s rights in Afghanistan—the peril, the progress and the potential.
Panelists included Anita McBride, former chief of staff to First Lady Laura Bush and a member of the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council; Homira Nassery, Aschiana Foundation Board Member and an Advisory Committee member of Women for Afghan Women; and Faheema Eissar, volunteer administrator with the Initiative to Educate Afghan Women.
Special thanks to Jon Harvey for filming.