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Mothers Speak about War and Terror

The Portland book launch of 'Long Time Passing: Mothers Speak about War and Terror' with author Susan Galleymore, who travelled to Iraq to visit her son on a military base there, and then travelled around the world talking to mothers in war zones. Also featuring Adele Kubein, mother of an Oregon National Guardswoman; Dr. Baher Butti, Iraqi psychicatrist and Ula, his 12-year-old daughter who left Iraq in 2006 and now live in Portland; and Maxine Fookson, Portland co-coordinator of No More Victims, who brought a 5-year-old Iraqi boy to Portland for medical care last year.


An Evening with Susan Galleymore
Long Time Passing: Portland Book Launch & Celebration

With Music, Art, and Refreshments!


Wednesday, April 29th, 7:00pm

Doors open 6:30pm
Event begins, 7:00 pm

This is a free event

First Unitarian Church of Portland
1011 SW 12th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

Susan Galleymore, the mother of a U.S. soldier, made international headlines by taking the extraordinary and dangerous step of traveling to Iraq to visit her son stationed on a military base in the so-called Sunni Triangle, north of Baghdad.

What she found in Iraq challenged her to continue her journey interviewing mothers in war zones including Iraq, Israel and the West Bank, Lebanon, Syria, and Afghanistan?as well as in the U.S. These powerful first-person stories offer dramatic insight into the impact of war on mothers, families, communities, and cultures around the world.

Long Time Passing: Mothers Speak About War and Terror gets to the heart of extreme social experiences?war and warriors, mothers and children, communities and cultures?and explores the meaning of courage, fear, and leadership.

Each stop on the national book tour will feature local US military mothers and/or refugee mothers, including those whose stories are told in Long Time Passing: Mothers Speak About War and Terror.

Portland Area Mothers and Others Sharing Their Stories
  • Adele Kubein, mother of National Guardswoman and MFSO board member
  • Maxine Fookson, a pediatric nurse practitioner, co-coordinator of No More Victims project to help a 6-year-old badly injured Iraqi boy get medical care in Portland
  • Dr. Baher Butti, secretary general of the Iraqi Society of Oregon and a psychiatrist forced to flee Iraq in 2006, and Ula, his 12-year-old daughter - they were recently united in Oregon

  • Also:
  • MC:TBA
  • Special Musical Guest: Mona Warner, singer songwriter, guitarist
  • Iraqi children's art sponsored by Iraqi Children's Art Exchange
Book signing with Susan Galleymore follows the event

What They're Saying About Long Time Passing:

"Eloquently presents the universal fear, sorrow, and suffering experienced by mothers whose lives have been profoundly affected by war." ?Mary Tillman, co-author of Boots on the Ground at Dusk: My Tribute to Pat Tillman and mother of football star Pat Tillman killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan.

"A heartfelt and gut-wrenching account?a must read for anyone wanting to understand the effects of modern war." ?Andrew J. Bacevich, Professor of International Relations at Boston University and author of The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism. His son, Andrew, was killed in the Iraq war.

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Born in South Africa and based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Susan Galleymore continues to share the stories of those affected by war as founder of MotherSpeak, as a radio host for Raising Sand Radio, and a counselor on the G.I. Rights Hotline.

For more information about the 10-city book tour and to order the book please visit: www.mothersspeakaboutwarandterror.org

Published by Pluto Press (UK) and distributed by Palgrave Macmillan (US)








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