a speaker series featuring: We Have Always Been Here
Tuesday, January 23, 12-1:30pm
(Please note that this is a virtual event)
The session will be part of York's Intersectional Futures Series, and 16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence, themed around the Government of Canada's powerful message for 2023: Listen. Learn. Act. This is a call to action for all of us to unite against gender-based violence and make a difference in our community.
Speaker Biography - Samra Habib:
Samra Habib (they/them) is a writer, photographer, and activist. Their bestselling memoir We Have Always Been Here is an exploration of faith, art, love, and queer sexuality, a journey that takes them to the far reaches of the globe to uncover a truth that was within them all along. It’s a triumphant memoir of forgiveness and family, both chosen and not, and a rallying cry for anyone who has ever felt out of place and a testament to the power of fearlessly inhabiting one’s truest self.
As a journalist they’ve covered topics ranging from fashion trends and Muslim dating apps to the rise of Islamophobia in the US. Their writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Advocate, and their photo project, “Just Me and Allah,” has been featured in Nylon, i-D, Vanity Fair Italia, Vice, and The Washington Post. Samra works with LGBTQ organizations internationally, raising awareness of issues that impact queer Muslims around the world.
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Hosted by Student Life: The Centre for Student Community & Leadership Development in collaboration with The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education