Women’s History Month Book Event: “The Daughters of Kobani”
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In northeastern Syria in 2014, an all-female militia faced off against ISIS in the small town of Kobani. From that unlikely showdown emerged a fighting force that would wage war against ISIS across northern Syria as a partner of the United States. In the process, these women would spread their own political vision, determined to make women’s equality a reality by fighting—house by house, street by street, town by town—the men who bought and sold women.
Based on hundreds of hours of interviews, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon’s The Daughters of Kobani is the story of the women of the Kurdish militia that improbably became part of the combined effort in stopping ISIS in Syria, earning the respect—and significant military support—of U.S. Special Operations Forces.
Join us for a discussion of this book with author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Andrea Mitchell.
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Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Senator Jeanne Shaheen
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