This Thanksgiving day Joy of Resistance is proud to present an evening with NAWAL AL SAADAWI.
We will be playing in its entirety Nawal Al Saadawi’s very inspiring speech at Montclair State College in 2011. In addtion to the speech, we will air a personal interview that Fran Luck was able to obtain with Dr. Saadawi, before the speech. The music that we will feature will be “Letters From Beijing” (Women are Rising) by Sweet Honey in the Rock.
Born October 27, 1931 is anEgyptian feminist writer, activist, physician and psychiatrist. She has written many books on the subject ofwomen in Islam, paying particular attention to the practice of female genital mutilation in her society.
She is founder and president of the Arab Women’s Solidarity Association and co-founder of the Arab Association for Human Rights. She has been awarded honorary degrees on three continents. In 2004, she won the North-South prize from the Council of Europe. In 2005, she won the Inana International Prize in Belgium, and in 2012, the International Peace Bureau is awarded her with the 2012 Séan MacBride Peace Prize.
Nawal el Saadawi has held positions of Author for the Supreme Council for Arts and Social Sciences, Cairo; Director General of the Health Education Department, Ministry of Health, Cairo, Secretary General of Medical Association, Cairo, Egypt, and Medical Doctor, University Hospital and Ministry of Health. She is the founder of Health Education Association and the Egyptian Women Writer’s Association; she was Chief Editor of Health Magazine in Cairo, Egypt and Editor of Medical Association Magazine.