About the event
A Convo on Race, Rebellion & Reconciliation
Saskatoon: November 28th, 7 pm
in conversation with Omayra Issa, Radio- Canada
Regina: November 29th, 7 pm
in conversation with Zarqa Nawaz, creator of Little Mosque on the Prairie
In this time of rising nationalism and xenophobia, people are polarizing along racial and identity lines. Where can we turn
for hopeful yet realistic narratives of the healing that is possible in relationship? In Breaking the Ocean, Dashtgard
addresses the long-term impacts of immigration and racism and the chance we all have to create our own happily-ever-after. She urges us to acknowledge our differences, offering new possibilities for understanding through the revolutionary power of resilience. Join us for this timely conversation on what it means to be long,what
it takes to become whole, and ultimately what is required
to create change in ourselves and in society.
Dashtgard is the co-founder of Anima Leadership, an international consulting company specializing in issues of diversity and inclusion. Previously she was a leader in the anti-corporate globalization movement, responsible for several national political campaigns and frequently referred to as one of the top activists to watch in the 1990s. Breaking the Ocean, her first book, has garnered stellar reviews, referred to as a“luminous inventory dappled with joy and pain”(QuillandQuire). Dashtgard lives in Toronto with her partner and two children.