Thursday, September 8
4-6 pm MT
Stanley A. Milner Downtown Library
Discover the Superpower of Stories. Support our #LetAfghanGirlsLearn campaign
Look forward to:
- Murwarid Zaiyee, CW4WAfghan Senior Director, will share an update about the current situation in Afghanistan and CW4WAfghan’s ongoing work.
- Stories from Conni Massing and Karima Delijam. Conni is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. She was honoured to work as the writing mentor for the amazing women participating in The Shoe Project (2021 & 2022), helping them to share stories of arrival in and adaptation to Canada. One of the Shoe Project participants, Afghan newcomer Karima Delijam, will share her story. Karima was working with foreign organizations in Afghanistan and her husband was a human rights defender. Due to threats, they fled to Pakistan after Afghanistan fell to the Taliban and came to Canada through the Humanitarian Program for Afghan Human Rights Defenders
- Meet Edmonton resident and teen author of The Colours of Canada , Medina Assiff whose book celebrates the diversity of Canada
- Drinks and snacks
August 15, 2022 marks one year since the return of the Taliban and a crisis for women, girls and their families in Afghanistan. CW4WAfghan continues to fulfill our mandate while carefully directing donations to ensure we do not support the Taliban, and that we protect the safety of those receiving services from us.