Excited to be heading to Ireland for the Dalkey Book Festival.
LIST OF MY EVENTS BELOW:
Town Hall - 20:30pm
Islam and feminism? Is there a contradiction? Or is that a knee jerk reaction, seeing Muslim women as a monolithic bloc who need to be liberated from the tyranny of the headscarf, who is in some countries are not allowed to drive, are subjected to mutilation and generally are oppressed? Is the reality much more complex?
With Elif Shafak, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Mehreen Khan and Ayisha Malik.
Heritage Centre - 13:00pm
Who writes their life story at 24? Yassmin Abdel-Magied did. She’s a mechanical engineer, social advocate, writer and hijab wearing ‘petrol head’. Her book ‘Yassmin’s Story- Who Do You Think I Am?’ tells of a Sudanese Muslim who arrived in Australia as a 2 year old. At 16 she founded Youth Without Borders (an organisation focused on helping young people work for positive change),and she went on to become an engineer, a leader and an inspiration.
In conversation with Eithne Shortall.
Town Hall 14:30pm
Is freedom of speech absolute and unconditional? As debate is stifled in US Colleges for fear of causing “offence”, and with cultural appropriation jumping out of academia and into the realm of internet outrage, is free speech threatened by liberals not conservatives? Respect for difference is important but is it right to bring social issues into making art? Do writers have borders or can they write about what they want? Our esteemed panel -from across the world- discusses free speech versus protection of minorities.
With Marlon James, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Dr. Shashi Tharoor and Han Yujoo.
Chaired by Myles Dungan.
Looking forward to this In Conversation and Iftar event with Halal Gems and Muslim Women Connect.
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Join Halal Gems and Muslim Women Connect at Boondocks for a Q&A with Yassmin Abdel-Magied followed by a four course iftar.
Date: Saturday 10th June 2017
Time: 8pm (orders for iftar must be placed by 8.30pm)
Location: Boondocks (the event will take place downstairs in the restaurant).
Note: The talk is free to ticket holders. The £21.50 ticket fee is for the iftar from Boondocks which includes starters at your table, one main, one side, a dessert and one drink. All food served is halal and organic. Prayer space will be provided and the event is open to all.
Looking forward to speaking at AfroX – The New Conventional for the Afro-Australian Student Organisation. This is a FREE event that will showcase the success of 5 unique African-Australian speakers.
Receive valuable tips and tricks from some of the brightest, boldest and most brilliant minds that have taken an alternative career path that has led them to their idea of success. Join us as they share the wealth of knowledge and expertise received from their industries.
I am excited to be working with Autopia on an upcoming series of whitepapers -“Re-thinking Cultural Diversity”. I will be visiting Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane speaking on Cultural Diversity in the Workplace. These are INVITE ONLY events.
You can learn more and request a TICKET here.
Come and join me, along with fellow authors Benjamin Law and Sophie Hardcastle as we discuss our motivations for authoring, our lives and the challenges we face as we
work through the process of revealing ourselves through writing.
This session is a FREE community event.
Join me for a literary lunch supported by Harald Puhalla (General Surgeon) as I share my
thoughts and 'musings as a young, Aussie Muslim woman asking questions
and doin’ my thang.'
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Can gender equality be achieved through institutional measures or should we rely on grassroots efforts to more effectively introduce social egalitarianism? Should men take an active part in making way for women in areas traditionally dominated by cis straight white males – such as politics and the arts – or can change only come from a revolution of women dismantling such systems?
Join moderator Jax Jacki Brown and panellists Nayuka Gorrie, Evelyn Morris, and Yassmin Abdel-Magied as they examine outdated but long-entrenched power structures within society and question whether equality can be found working within its parameters or if destruction and revolution is the only way forward.
Described as the ‘greatest literary show on Earth’, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival is the world’s largest free event of its kind. Equity and democracy run through the Festival’s veins, placing some of the world’s greatest minds, humanitarians, historians, politicians, business leaders, sports people and entertainers from all walks of life together on stage. This free and egalitarian access to these renowned thinkers and writers is a powerful statement in a country where access to such individuals remains the privilege of a few. The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival provides a potentially life-changing opportunity for audiences from Rajasthan, across India and the world to learn from and exchange ideas with contemporary literary stalwarts.
I'll be presenting at the following sessions throughout the festival:
21st January 2017 - 12:30pm - 13:30pm - Mughal Tent
On Cultural Appropriation: Ajay Navaria, Jim Mallinson, Mark Singleton, Mrinal Pande and Yassmin Abdel-Magied in conversation with Pavan K. Varma
Can a writer become whosoever he or she wants to be or are they morally bound to write about what they know, understand and can substantiate. Is the rooted imagination truer than the borrowed one? Debates from across cultures and perspectives on who holds the copyright on authenticity?
From Lionel Shriver speech: As for the culture police’s obsession with “authenticity,” fiction is inherently inauthentic. It’s fake. It’s self-confessedly fake; that is the nature of the form, which is about people who don’t exist and events that didn’t happen. The name of the game is not whether your novel honours reality; it’s all about what you can get away with.
21st January 2017 - 17:15pm - 18:15pm - Front Lawn
At Home in the World:Angelica Freitas, Eka Kurniawan, Kyoko Yoshida, NoViolet Bulawayo, Vivek Shanbhag and Yassmin Abdel-Magied in conversation with Helena Kennedy
Poets and writers around the world speak of the resonance of poetry and shared stories across the borders of languages and culture.
I will be in INDIA for the next couple of weeks with my first stop Appejay Kolkata Literary Festival.
You can find me presenting at the following sessions:
16th January 2017 - 14:00pm - 14:30pm - St Paul's Cathedral Grounds - 1A, Cathedral Road, Kolkata -71
Being the Change
Young writer-activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied and Youth ki Awaaz pioneer Anshul Tewari discuss their challenges and dreams with students.
18th January 2017 - 10:30am - 11:45am - Oxford Bookstore -17 Park Street, Kolkata- 16
Peace Words: Literature as a peace keeping force?
Can the pen stand up to the sword? From those who have tried. With Kaartikeya Bajpai, Pritha Kejriwal, Sadaf Saaz, Yassmin Abdel-Magied. Moderated by Saikat Mazumdar.
I'll be submitting my Tiny Story as the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival co-present with UNICEF as part of their global Tiny Stories campaign.
"Unicef has invited writers from all over the world to pen a short story on the theme "what I want for every child". More than 200 authors have answered the call, weaving their vision of a world in which all children enjoy the right to survive and thrive, to learn and to grow up health and safe from harm."
I'll be back at the Islamic Museum of Australia, reading excerpts from my book Yassmin's Story, followed by a conversation Q&A with the audience with IMA's special host Amna Iqbal.
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Following on from the success of last month's sold-out Morning Tea, the inspirational Yassmin returns to IMA for a compelling reading from her book, Yassmin's Story. Reading following by an intimate conversation with the audience hosted by Amna Iqbal
Honoured to be hosting the Social Enterprise awards proudly supported by Social Traders.
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Join us in celebrating the very best of Australian social enterprises at the Social Enterprise Awards 2016.
By recognising excellence and best practice, the Awards bring together and showcase the best and brightest of Australia’s social enterprises.
Excited to be presenting the keynote at the exhibition launch for The Global Women's Project - Trailblazing Women of Herstory.
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Thirty-nine artists create thirty-nine original portraits of trailblazing women, to raise funds for women continuing the fight for gender equality in Cambodia and Nepal.
An initiative of The Global Women’s Project, Trailblazing Women of Herstory is a fundraising art exhibition where herstory and art collides to create positive change for gender equality. The exhibition runs during the global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign.
Artworks will be sold or auctioned to raise money for The Global Women’s Project - a Melbourne-based nonprofit organisation supporting women leading grassroots change in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the world.
A portion of proceeds will be returned to exhibiting artists, to honour their time, skill and generosity.
Excited to be presenting on two panels at the Victorian Women's Trust Breakthrough 2016. I will also be doing a book signing on Saturday, make sure you come along and say Hi.
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Saturday 25th November 2016 14:00pm - Breakout Panel Session - Busting the Boys Club
Saturday 25th November 2016 15:00pm - Book Signing - Yassmin's Story
Sunday 26th November 2016 09:50am - Breakout Panel Session - Young Women & Girls
Breakthrough is a new gender equality event in Melbourne bringing big ideas, leading thinkers and passionate change-makers to the fore.
So this is a bit different! I'm participating in the Online Literature Festival... so if you'd like to get involved in a Webinar that I'll be presenting, register today!
"Turn the embarrassing and awkward moments in your life into the best stories! A way to find empowerment through storytelling and an excuse to take yourself out of your comfort zone to find that awesome adventure to tell people about."
Coming to you as part of Brisbane Writers' Festival in partnership with the 2016 Online Literature Festival.
"How has feminism evolved over the last 40 years? What legacies have past trailblazers left on the current movement? Seasoned feminist activist and publisher Anne Summers and new generation voice Yassmin Abdel-Magied weigh in on feminism past, present and future. With Sophie Cunningham."
BOOK TICKETS HERE.
"What kind of Australia have today’s young people inherited? How are they striving for future change? Join Youth Without Borders founding chair Yassmin Abdel-Magied as she reveals the motivations behind her own work as one of Australia’s most inspiring youth leaders. With Gorgi Coghlan."
Supported by Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka and
HERWorld 2017 is coming and to kick off the countdown...
Halliburton’s Women Sharing Excellence (WSE) and Shell
together with Pink Petro are pleased to bring Yassmin Abdel-Magied to Pink Petro TV
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 17, 2016 – 12:30 PM Central Time
REGISTER FOR ONLINE participation; all who register will get a link to the on-demand broadcast. This is open to all members and non members!