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Dana Wagner “Flight and Freedom: Stories of Escape to Canada” Hamilton Reads Terryberry Branch

  • October 19th, 2016, 7:00pm–8:30pm
  • 100 Mohawk Road West, Hamilton, ON, Canada (map)

Come out to hear BTL author Dana Wagner speak as part of Hamilton Reads.

Drawing from the book, Flight and Freedom: Stories of Escape to Canada; Dana Wagner, senior research associate at the Global Diversity Exchange at Ryerson University, presents a collection of thirty astonishing interviews with refugees, their descendants, or their loved ones to document their extraordinary, and sometimes harrowing, journeys of flight. The stories span two centuries of refugee experiences in Canada: from the War of 1812 - where an escaped slave and her infant daughter flee the United States to start a new life in Halifax - to the war in Afghanistan - where asylum seekers collide with state scrutiny and face the challenges of resettlement.

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