Brandeis Leadership Alliance Raises Money for Back to School Campaign
Last week, the Brandeis Leadership Alliance held a coffee house fundraiser for FMF’s Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan. Their group charged a donation at the door and featured a performance by local feminist folk rock singer, Kate Schutt. At the end of the night, the Brandeis Leadership Alliance raised 540 dollars that will go to support Afghan girls’ schools and education! The Brandeis Leadership Alliance is a co-sponsor of FMF’s Back to School Campaign.
For more information on how to join the Back to School Campaign and support women and girls’ education in Afghanistan, go to http://www.feminist.org/afghan/back2school.asp
In Afghanistan, $60 supplies notebooks, pencils, and pencil sharpeners for 300 students, 20$ pays for a classroom chalkboard, 36$ pays one teacher’s monthly salary, and $500 pays for the cost of teachers, books, and materials for a home school for 90 girls for six months!
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As part of the plea deal, Alexander received three years imprisonment, but she will be credited for the time she's spent behind bars. . . .
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Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh introduced the resolution, which passed overwhelmingly on November 6. . . .