I am My Sister's Keeper: Immigrant & Refugee Women's Stories

I am My Sister's Keeper: Immigrant & Refugee Women's Stories


When?

Start time: Thursday 6:00pm (28 September)
End time: Friday 9:00pm (29 September)

Where?

Coterie Worklounge
1414 4th Ave, Seattle

About

Given the ongoing discussion, controversy and pending legislation regarding immigrants and refugees in America; ChickChat thought it timely to create an "Influentials" event that allows these women to share their stories so that we may better understand, connect and empathize.

Story telling evokes emotions and helps us see things from another's perspective. Hearing people's personal stories allows us to learn in a different way and connect on a deeper level.

Attend ChickChat's, My Sister's Keeper: Stories of Immigrant & Refugee Women to learn how our panelists dreamed of and eventually made it to America. Panelists represent many different countries of origin and will share their personal stories of what life was like for them in their home country; their quest for an education and better life; their burning desire to come to America -- and what life has been like for them here.

By hearing these women's stories, you'll realize, that although you may not have experienced all they have - you are more similar than different - with similar goals and dreams; similar worries and fears. WE ARE ALL ONE. What happens to my "Sister" in Somalia, Nicaragua, Colombia, Bosnia, Thailand or Africa - happens to me. It matters...to me.

PANELISTS:
Fathia Absie: SOMALIA
Mona Das: INDIA
Wazhma Samizay: AFGHANISTAN
Dania Al Najjar: SYRIA

(more panelists to be added)

*I am her. She is me. We are us. #thepowerofshe

-This is an all ages event, we would love for you to bring your children. Woke men welcome.

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2 TICKET OPTIONS:
$35 gets you entry to event, speaker panel, wine tasting sponsored by Precept Wines (featuring bubbly, white, rose and red wines)

$55 all of the above + full dinner prepared by the Coterie Work Lounge. Menu: vegetarian curry & rice, cucumber salad, cookie.

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FREE HALF DAY PASS:
The Influentials begins at 6pm, but the Coterie has generously extended a half day pass to all who purchase a ticket so you can visit the Work Lounge - check it out, work and avoid the rush hour traffic! Attendees can arrive at 2pm!

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MARKETPLACE: We will have several different companies products and services available for sale at the event.

*Ash+Ames Jewelery
*Rodan & Fields Skincare

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NON-PROFITS: Will have informational tables:

*WA Women in Need
*Project Feast
*Y-WE (Young Women Empowered)
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MY SISTER'S KEEPER - A Poem
Am I my sisters keeper?
Yes I am! Her concerns are my concerns
her hurt becomes my pain

Am I my sisters keeper?
Yes I am!
Her dreams and ideas I encourage each and every day

Am I my sisters keeper?
Yes I am!
Her children are my children, because it really does take a village to raise one child.

Am I my sisters keeper?
Yes I am!
When she is weak I will be strong
I will remind her she is not in this race alone

Am I my sisters keeper?
Yes I am!
Yes I am!
Yes I am!

~Brenda G. Partridge-Brown



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