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Escaping Afghanistan – One Woman’s Story

May 5, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


A conversation with Maryam Durani and Kathleen Dunn.

Maryam Durani was born a refugee in Iran. She moved to her family’s native country, Afghanistan, when she was 18. She came to Milwaukee as a refugee in November of 2021. In 2012, Durani was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World and in the same year was also the recipient of the U.S. State
Department’s “International Women of Courage Award.”

Kathleen Dunn is a retired radio host. Her interview programs spanned 42 years, 24 years at Wisconsin Public Radio and 18 years at WTMJ. She is currently helping refugee families in Milwaukee and visiting schools, assisted living homes, hospitals and many other places with her trained therapy dog Finn.

Registration is required at https://milwaukee.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2hrDnKTJujs3BdA

Co-sponsors include these units at UWM:
English Language Academy
Women and Gender Studies Program
Cultures and Communities Program
Center for Global Health Equity
College of Nursing
Institute for Systems Change and Peacebuilding
Masters of Sustainable Peacebuilding Program
Center for International Education



May 5, 2022
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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American Geographical Society Library inside the Golda Meir Library (3rd Floor)
2311 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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