National Press Club

Afghan Women's Rights Activist Discusses Memoir, 6 pm Nov. 2

October 12, 2009 | By Myron Belkind, chairman of the International Correspondents Committee | myron.belkind@verizon.net

Malalai Joya will discuss her new political memoir, "A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan who Dared to Raise her Voice," at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, in the Conference Rooms on the 13th Floor.

Joya denounced her country's warlords at a constitutional assembly in Kabul in 2003 when she was 25 years old.

Two years later, she became the youngest person elected to Afghanistan's new Parliament, but in 2007 she was suspended following her persistent criticism
of the warlords and drug barons. She described the action as a political conspiracy against her.

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This Week in National Press Club History

October 12, 2009 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Oct. 17, 1929: The National Press Building goes into receivership.

Oct. 17, 1956: The newly appointed French Ambassador Herve Alphand chooses the National Press Club for his first public appearance in the United States and defends his country’s position on growing Suez Canal tensions.

This Week in National Press Club History is brought to you by the History Committee, which is dedicated to preserving, and revitalizing the Club’s history through displays, panel discussions and lectures, as well as interviewing members as part of the Club’s long-standing oral history project.

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Israeli Embassy Night Nov. 11; RSVP Needed

October 12, 2009 | By Abeer Abdalla, or Christine Dell'Amore | YMs@NPC, rueparadis@gmail.com

Join us for a reception and Q&A with the Ambassador of Israel H.E. Michael Oren at the Embassy of Israel from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Israeli delicacies will be offered. Space is limited to NPC members and one guest. RSVP before Nov. 2 with full name and date of birth to Pat Nelson, 202-662-7501. A photo ID will be required the night of the event.

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Halloween Costume Night & Fund-raiser 7:30 pm Oct. 30; $15 in Advance

October 12, 2009

Join old Hollywood stars for the "HallowScreen" Halloween Benefit Gala from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30.

Local indie-rock band Deleted Scenes and DJ Matt Spangler will provide spook-tacular musical entertainment, and Alisa Parenti, an award-winning anchor for MarketWatch Radio Network, will emcee the event.

Enter the costume contest for the best old Hollywood get-up for a chance to take home the evening’s grand prize.

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Halloween Costume Night & Fund-raiser 7:30 pm Oct. 30; $15 in Advance

October 12, 2009

Join old Hollywood stars for the "HallowScreen" Halloween Benefit Gala from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30.

Local indie-rock band Deleted Scenes and DJ Matt Spangler will provide spook-tacular musical entertainment, and Alisa Parenti, an award-winning anchor for MarketWatch Radio Network, will emcee the event.

Enter the costume contest for the best old Hollywood get-up for a chance to take home the evening’s grand prize.

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Israeli Embassy Night Nov. 11; RSVP Needed

October 12, 2009 | By Abeer Abdalla, or Christine Dell'Amore | YMs@NPC, rueparadis@gmail.com

Join us for a reception and Q&A with the Ambassador of Israel H.E.
Michael Oren at the Embassy of Israel from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Israeli delicacies will be offered. Space is limited to NPC members
and one guest. RSVP before Nov. 2 with full name and date of birth
to Pat Nelson, 202-662-7501. A photo ID will be required the night of
the event.

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This Week in National Press Club History

October 12, 2009 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Oct. 17, 1929: The National Press Building goes into receivership.

Oct. 17, 1956: The newly appointed French Ambassador Herve Alphand chooses the National Press Club for his first public appearance in the United States and defends his country’s position on growing Suez Canal tensions.

This Week in National Press Club History is brought to you by the History Committee, which is dedicated to preserving, and revitalizing the Club’s history through displays, panel discussions and lectures, as well as interviewing members as part of the Club’s long-standing oral history project.

Read more

Afghan Women's Rights Activist Discusses Memoir, 6 pm Nov. 2

October 12, 2009 | By Myron Belkind, chairman of the International Correspondents Committee | myron.belkind@verizon.net

Malalai Joya will discuss her new political memoir, "A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan who Dared to Raise her Voice," at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, in the Conference Rooms on the 13th Floor.

Joya denounced her country's warlords at a constitutional assembly in Kabul in 2003 when she was 25 years old.

Two years later, she became the youngest person elected to Afghanistan's new Parliament, but in 2007 she was suspended following her persistent criticism of the warlords and drug barons. She described the action as a political conspiracy against her.

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RSVPs for Oct. 17 Books & Brunch Due Thursday

October 12, 2009 | By Myron Belkind | myron.belkind@verizon.net

Maniza Naqvi will discuss her fourth novel, "A Matter of Detail," at Books & Brunch at noon Saturday, Oct. 17, in the Fourth Estate Restaurant.

RSVP by Oct.15 to Rachel Belkind at lotus152@gmail.com or Sean Reilly at reillys@cox.net

Naqvi has donated copies of the book to the NPC; to obtain a copy email Lorna2@verizon.net .

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Celebrate Oktoberfest at the Oct 15. Buffet; $17.50

October 9, 2009 | By Emily Hand | ehand@pressorg

The Reliable Source international buffet Thursday, Oct. 15 features German food in celebration of Oktoberfest.

The buffet opens at 5:30 pm, and reservations are highly suggested.

The cost is $17.50, not including beverage, tax and tip. For reservations please call 202-662-7443 or email rs@press.org

Reliable Source dinner guests can take advantage of free parking after 5 pm at the PMI Garage, 1325 G St. Present a receipt showing a purchase of $20 or more to the front desk between 5 and 9 pm or later, at the bar.

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