At a time when Taliban, Afghanistan, oppression of women and Islamophobia are featured in American news, people feel it’s important to learn more about these topics from someone with authentic personal experience and knowledge.
Humaira's presentations provide an informative timeline that include political, historical, and cultural details about Afghanistan, Taliban, Afghan women, women in Muslim countries and issues of gender equality in Muslim countries.
Women’s National Book Association, Featured Member Interview with Humaira Ghilzai
Humaira interviews author Khaled Hosseini about the adaptation of his beloved second book, A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS, for stage.
February 3, 2019 - Spotlight Symposium: Promoting War or Empowering Peace. Details here.
(Humaira Ghilzai will be part of a Symposium at New Rep after the 2pm show.)
April 9, 2019 - San Francisco Friends School
April 11, 2019 - InterAct Theatre, Talkback for Heartland. Details here.
November 1, 2019 - Cultural Event, San Franciscso, CA. (Details to come.)
Afghanistan’s 100 year History—Through Afghan Women’s Eyes
Perspective on Gender Equality in Afghanistan
My Pilgrimage to Mecca, As a Secular Woman
Muslim Women Fighting for Small Piece of The Pie
Opening Schools In Rural Afghanistan
Afghan Culture, Food and Cultural Heritage
Advancing Boys Leads to Empowering Girls
Inside Perspective: Life As An Afghan Woman
"Humaira Ghilzai brings personal experience and knowledge to her engaging presentations on the history and people of Afghanistan. Her well-organized facts are compelling and clear, enhanced with images in a slide show. Humaira does not overburden the audience with information, but focuses them on the topic at hand. Seeking dialogue with her audience, Humaira is successful in demystifying the history and politics of Afghanistan, answering questions with the authority that can only come from direct experience. Her presentation is a sharing, not a lecturing, that leaves everyone richer in understanding."
—Kate Farrell, President, San Francisco Chapter--Women's National Book Association, Librarian, Author, Storyteller
PRESS AND SPEAKING INQUIRIES
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PREVIOUS SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
World Affairs Council ~ Global Fund For Women ~ The Asia Foundation ~ Dining For Women ~ UC Berkeley ~ Sonoma Salon
Golden Threads Theater ~ San Francisco Writer's Conference ~ Women's National Book Association ~ American Conservatory
Theater ~ New Strands Festival ~ Berkeley Public Library ~ San Jose State University ~ Cal State University East Bay
Women for Women ~ San Jose Repertory Theatre ~ Arizona Theatre Company ~ Thunderbird University ~ Urban High School
San Francisco Library ~ Albany Elementary School ~ San Francisco Friends School ~ Adda Clevenger ~ The Strand
Rebuild Afghanistan Summit ~ Lick Wilmerding High School ~ American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco