Monday, April 18, 2011

New Haven fundraiser will help Bibi Aisha

NEW HAVEN — You’ve seen this face before.

'Facing Down the Taliban and the Atrocities in Afghanistan,' a benefit to help restore Bibi Aisha will run from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the new restaurant downtown, Red at 56 Orange St.

Aisha was mutilated by her husband under Taliban law and her plight gained world attention when she was on the cover of Time magazine for the story, “What Happens If We Leave Afghanistan.”

Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward Aisha’s facial reconstruction, and sales of photos, paintings, Afghan weavings and hand-made jewelry by Aisha will support her stay in New York while she awaits surgery.

A number of local musicians, including George Baker, will perform. For more information, call 203-859-6666 or go to http://www.womenforafghanwomen.org/.

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