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 Rochester Indymedia Radio 
 An interview with Sarah Ahmed
 Sarah Ahmed
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You are listening to Rochester Indymedia. My name is Ted Forsyth. On April 19th, 2013, I interviewed Sarah A.K. Ahmed who grew up in Iraq and lived through the Gulf War in the early 1990's as well as the invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003. While in Iraq, she worked on a number of small projects as well as with a volunteer group, Youth and Educational Development Council. She got a full scholarship to study at the University of Rochester but had to return to Iraq because of family issues. She returned recently to the United States to speak at the United Nation's Commission on the Status of Women and to participate in the upcoming convergence “Resisting Drones, Global War, and Empire” happening in Syracuse, NY from April 26th to 28th. Currently, when she is in the US, she calls Chicago her home..

You can find out more about the convergence at UpstateDroneAction—all one word—dot o-r-g.

In this interview, Sarah and I spoke about her role in the upcoming Syracuse convergence where she will be speaking on a panel called “The Human Face of War,” her perspective on jobs and the economy in Iraq, the lack of civic awareness about what the US military is doing abroad, and paper air planes, among other topics.

Don't hate the media, be the media. Rochester dot Indymedia dot o-r-g.

 Sarah Ahmed Interviewed Download Program Podcast
00:30:31 English 2013-04-19
 Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa St., Rochester, NY 14608
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