Moderator: Minelle Mahtani
Youth under 30: $15.00
(formerly Studio 1398)
3rd Floor, Festival House
1398 Cartwright Street
“[M]y story begins with my people,” writes Annahid Dashtgard (Breaking the Ocean). Piercing and nothing short of profound, Dashtgard’s memoir traces the ways her life has been shaped by revolution, political activism and trauma. She’s joined by award-winning Israeli/Canadian author, Ayelet Tsabari (The Art of Leaving), who was compelled to look closely at her Jewish-Yemeni background and the Mizrahi identity she had once rejected. Estranged from her family and attempting to escape her grief, Tsabari, struggled to find a place to belong before settling in Israel, the place she now calls home. This is a conversation of strength and resilience, and how we rediscover ourselves in the face of seemingly insurmountable opposition.
Generously sponsored by Sam Znaimer in memory of Nancy Richler.
About the moderator:
Minelle Mahtani is a Muslim, South-Asian and Iranian writer, broadcaster and teacher. She is also former radio host at Roundhouse Radio, 98. 3 Vancouver and won several awards for her radio show, Sense of Place. She is currently Associate Professor at the Institute for Social Justice at UBC and also acts as Senior Advisor to the Provost for Racialized Faculty. She is the author of Mixed Race Amnesia: Resisting the Romanticization of Multiraciality.