Join us on Monday, December 14 from 7-8 pm at North York Central Library to hear Ratna Omidvar read and discuss her book Flight and Freedom: Stories of Escape to Canada. The book presents a collection of 30 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.
Ratna Omidvar is Executive Director and Adjunct Professor, Global Diversity Exchange (GDX), Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University and Chair of Lifeline Syria. In 2010, she was named a Nation Builder of the decade for citizenship by the Globe and Mail.
To register for this program, please call 416-395-5660