A LETTER TO THE BARD COLLEGE COMMUNITY
I am writing with an update to the Bard community about our efforts to support Afghan students and scholars. Nearly 200 Afghan students have made it to the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) since August, including 180 who made the challenging journey from Afghanistan (the rest went from third countries). This brings the Afghan population of AUCA to around 300.
Support for Afghan Students
Bard College Student Sonita Alizada ’23 Addresses United Nations Ministerial Event on Afghanistan
Bard College junior, rapper, and international human rights activist Sonita Alizada spoke at a virtual United Nations Ministerial Event on Tuesday, September 21 focused on supporting women’s rights in Afghanistan. Alizada is an Afghan refugee who narrowly escaped being sold into marriage as a young girl. She has become an outspoken advocate for women and girls globally, using her music to call for an end to forced marriage.