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    Understanding Yazidi Refugees: 'On Her Shoulders'

    February 11, 2020

    Understanding Yazidi Refugees: Screening and Discussion of "On Her Shoulders"

    Wednesday, March 4, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., TDC 401 Moskovitz Theater

    The 2018 documentary "On Her Shoulders" tells the life story of Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad, a survivor of the Yazidi genocide and ISIS sex slavery. Murad has become an advocate for her people and an activist for refugees and migrants everywhere.

    Sisters Nafiya and Jamileh Naso will introduce and lead a discussion of the film. The Naso family, Iraqi Yazidis, fled their home as refugees early in the girls? lives and spent eight years in a Syrian refugee camp before immigrating to Winnipeg, Canada. As the sisters grew into teenagers and women in their 20s, Nafiya started the Yazidi Community of Manitoba and Operation Ezra to support refugees in Canada through inter-faith partnerships. She co-founded the Canadian Yazidi Association with Jamileh, and together they continue their work supporting the refug ee community while advocating for government policy and support.

    Sponsored by the Office of Equity & Diversity and The Ellacuria Initiative. Please contact Jennifer Pennington for more information.

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