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Book Club- December

YWCA Cambridge - Marshfield Branch

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Marshfield Branch Ferry Hill Road MarshfieldMA  02050
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Marshfield Branch Ferry Hill Road MarshfieldMA  02050

What's Included

Join us as we discuss the book "Infidel" by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. From Amazon: "One of today’s most admired and controversial political figures, Ayaan Hirsi Ali burst into international headlines following the murder of Theo van Gogh by an Islamist who threatened that she would be next. She made headlines again when she was stripped of her citizenship and resigned from the Dutch Parliament. Infidel shows the coming of age of this distinguished political superstar and champion of free speech as well as the development of her beliefs, iron will, and extraordinary determination to fight injustice. Raised in a strict Muslim family, Hirsi Ali survived civil war, female mutilation, brutal beatings, adolescence as a devout believer during the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, and life in four troubled, unstable countries ruled largely by despots. She escaped from a forced marriage and sought asylum in the Netherlands, where she earned a college degree in political science, tried to help her tragically depressed sister adjust to the West, and fought for the rights of Muslim women and the reform of Islam as a member of Parliament. Under constant threat, demonized by reactionary Islamists and politicians, disowned by her father, and expelled from family and clan, she refuses to be silenced. Ultimately a celebration of triumph over adversity, Hirsi Ali’s story tells how a bright little girl evolves out of dutiful obedience to become an outspoken, pioneering freedom fighter. As Western governments struggle to balance democratic ideals with religious pressures, no other book could be more timely or more significant."

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The YWCA Cambridge, since its inception in 1891, has advocated for women's rights and provided affordable accommodations and support services for women. Today, the YWCA Cambridge is a Cambridge institution with a variety of classes and programs, including the largest women's residential facility in the city.

 As a place for women, children and families to find shelter, support and opportunities to learn and grow, the YWCA Cambridge is committed to being a welcoming resource and center of vibrant activity, responding to the ever-changing needs of the community in the 21st century.

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