Protection and Identity: A Conversation with Danny Ramadan on World Refugee Day

Event Summary

Join us for a deep dive into celebrated Syrian-Canadian author and activist Danny Ramadan's autobiography Crooked Teeth!

Event Details

Join us for a deep dive into celebrated Syrian-Canadian author and activist Danny Ramadan’s autobiography Crooked Teeth! Danny Ramadan is a Syrian-Canadian author and LGBTQ-refugees advocate. His memoir, Crooked Teeth, comes out in May 2024. His latest novel, The Foghorn Echoes won the Lambda Award for Gay Fiction, and was nominated for the BC & Yukon Book awards, and the city of Vancouver Book Award. The Clothesline Swing is translated to multiple languages. His award-winning children’s books The Salma Series continues to receive accolades. Since his arrival to Canada, Ramadan has raised over $300,000 for LGBTQ+ identifying refugees. Ramadan graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC, and received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Adler University. On World Refugee Day we celebrate the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. According to UNHCR, there are over 36 million refugees in the world (and another 74 million forcibly displaced within their own country). Yet these numbers are only one part of the wider picture. Each individual has stories, identities, dreams and hopes, and on this day we reignite our resolve to mobilize social and political will and resources so refugees can find protection, community and a future.

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