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01 Nov
Room 801 1 Washington Place NY 10003
Nov 1, 2023 | 2:00 PM-4:00 PM


[Book Reading and Discussion] Our Stories Carried Us Here: Voice for Refuge with Green Card Voices

Please join Urban Democracy Lab to learn about Green Card Voices, an organization that publishes and amplifies the first person narratives of immigrants and refugees and is committed to raising stories, build empathy and combat stereotypes here at home and across the nation.

Green Card Voices (GCV) published its third graphic memoir Voice for Refuge in their bilingual series Our Stories Carried Us Here for young readers. Green Card Voices board chair, Aasma Shaukat and author, Zaynab Abdi will discuss her book, and the importance of first person refugee storytelling in this critical moment.

About the speaker

Born in Somalia and raised in Yemen, Zaynab Abdi fled to Egypt and ultimately made it to the US at the age of 19. She first landed in Minnesota, but has called NYC her home for the past 2 years. Aasma, born, raised and educated in Pakistan, now serves as the chair of the Board of Directors for Green Card Voices. She was introduced to Green Card Voices when asked to co-author Green Card STEM Voices: Stories of Minnesota Immigrants Working in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, and has chaired the board of the organization for 2 years.




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