Congress is on vacation in August, we activists need to rest and
renew as well. What better way to relax than with a good book?
summer, CODEPINK is launching our first ever book club. We have
Sister, Guard Your Veil; My Brother, Guard Your Eyes: Uncensored
Iranian Voices edited by Lila Azam Zanganeh as
our first book club pick. We hope you'll join us in reading this
Azam Zanganeh has assembled a compelling mix of Iranian writers,
artists, and activists-including Azar Nafisi, author of Reading
Lolita in Tehran, Marjane Satrapi, author of Persepolis, Reza Aslan,
author of No god but God, and Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo--who
share their experiences of and hopes for Iran. As we move forward
campaign to prevent war with Iran, let's educate ourselves
about the reality of Iranian life. This anthology will open your
eyes, open your heart, and help dispel any misconceptions you may
hold of the country.
have invited editor Lila Azam Zanganeh and hope she--and perhaps
other contributors to the anthology--will be able to join us in
a conversation. Click
here to join the CODEPINK
reading community so we can send you information about how to log
in to our nation-wide conversation about the book later this month.
can also connect
with your local CODEPINK to discuss the book in person,
or start your own local CODEPINK book
club. For inspiration, take a look at CODEPINK
Boston's well-established book club, which meets monthly
at a local bookstore to discuss politics and feminism and literature.
We'd love to hear about your own local CODEPINK
book club experiences--please send your reports or questions to
wish you happy, peaceful reading!
Dana, Desiree, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jodie, Karin, Liz, Medea,
Nancy, Pamela, Patricia, Rae, Samantha, and Vanessa
As we reach out to learn more about others, our government is cracking
down on our conversations with others. Read a New York Times editorial here
to learn more about the recent vote to expand Bush's power to spy
on Americans, and click
here to send your Congressperson an email to say "Stop
spying on me!"
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