Women of the World Norwich
9th March 2018
Women of the World Festival – Norwich
28th – 29th April 2018
New Routes is thrilled to be involved with the first Women of the World Norwich festival, collaborating with WOW and the Norwich Arts Centre to bring two fantastic public events to the weekend:
Press for Progress: Community Action Workshop
Saturday 28th April
OPEN Club Room
12.30pm – 1.30pm
Victoria Mponda, and Migrants Organise will lead a community action workshop for migrant women sharing inspiring stories and experiences. They will discuss ways of identifying different community needs and how to address them, acknowledging that there is no one-size-fits-all approach.
Women on the Move
Sunday 29th April
1.30pm – 2.30pm
An inspiring panel of refugee women based in Norwich share their experiences of the challenges and triumphs of resettling in a new country. Chaired by Dee Robinson, founder and director of New Routes.
Speakers will include:
Eden Kidane – Originally from Eritrea, Eden moved to Norwich in 2003. She is now an international interpreter, working on projects around the world.
Afrah Alwassiti – Afrah made waves in the Iraqi community when she came to Norwich in 2010. Known as the ‘Elizabeth Taylor of Iraq’, she was a renowned stage and film actress before being forced to flee Iraq and seek sanctuary in the UK.
Hero Abwbakr – Housewife with attitude, Hero arrived from Iraqi Kurdistan with no English; 10 years later, she’s putting her 5 languages to good use and training to be an interpreter.
Saeedeh Aryan – Saeedeh is an Iranian educationalist who has lived in Norwich since 2013.
Tickets for the weekend are available on the Norwich Art Centre’s website
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