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Author Galpin, Shannon.

Title Mountain to mountain : a journey of adventure and activism for the women of Afghanistan / Shannon Galpin.

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    362.8309 GAL    Available
Edition First edition.
Description viii, 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 22 cm
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Summary "Shannon Galpin wanted to make a difference. Inspired to act, she left her career, sold her house, launching a nonprofit, and committed her life to fighting gender violence and giving a voice to women and girls. Focusing on war-torn Afghanistan, Galpin and her organization, Mountain2Mountain, have touched the lives of hundreds of women and children. Shannon Galpin is not afraid to challenge social norms to effect change and in 2009 became the first person to mountain bike in Afghanistan. Now she's using those initial series of bike rides to gain awareness around the country, encouraging people to use their bikes as vehicles " for social change and justice ... where women don't have the right to ride a bike." In her lyric and honest memoir, Galpin describes her deep desire to help women and girls halfway across the world, her love for adventure and sports, and her own inspiration to be so much more than just another rape victim. During her numerous trips to Afghanistan, Shannon engages with politicians and journalists as well as everyday Afghans -- teachers, prison inmates, mothers, daughters -- to cross a cultural divide and find common humanity. She narrates harrowing encounters, exhilarating bike rides, humorous episodes, and the heartbreak inherent in a country that is still recovering from decades of war and occupation"--Dust jacket.
Subject Galpin, Shannon.
Women -- Services for -- Afghanistan.
Women -- Afghanistan -- Social conditions.
Women -- Violence against -- Afghanistan.
Women's rights -- Afghanistan.
Cycling -- Afghanistan.
Women social reformers -- United States.
Women political activists -- United States.
ISBN 9781250046642 (hardback)
1250046645 (hardback)

 
    
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