NCCAR is proud to announce that we will be co-sponsoring the event, Inspiring activism: An evening with Nobel Peace Laureate Tawakkol Karman, with CAIR-CAN.
Join us in honouring Tawakkol Karman, the first Arab woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize!
DATE: Wednesday, November 21st
TIME: 7:30-10:00 PM
LOCATION: Centrepointe Studio Theatre
Ben Franklin Place – 101 Centrepointe Drive
Ottawa, K2G 5K7
Admission is $5 or $2 with a non-perishable food item for local food banks.
The evening will consist of a Q + A format between a host, guest, and translator which will aim to draw general themes on the importance of civic engagement & media participation. We hope the event will also serve as an inspiration for young Canadians.
For more information, and to confirm your attendance, please contact NCCAR Coordinator Hoda Mroue: firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-238-3795.
Tawakkol Karman was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 in recognition of her work in nonviolent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peacebuilding work in Yemen.
Upon being awarded the prize, Tawakkol became the first Yemeni, the first Arab woman as well as the youngest Nobel Peace Laureate to date, at the age of 32.
Karman is a mother of three as well as a human rights activist, journalist, politician, and senior member of the Al-Islah political party.