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Breaking Ground


Breaking Ground

Join PIRS for an evening of migrant stories
“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open.” ~ Muriel Rukeyser

● Four women from the Vancouver chapter of The Shoe Project tell their stories of arrival and adaptation — through a pair of shoes.

● Award-winning journalist Suzanne Ma reads from her compelling book Meet Me in Venice, a tale about the Chinese in Italy.

● Three contributors read from the book Wherever I Find Myself, edited by Miriam Matejova, recounting their immigration stories

Celebrate the resilience of starting over in a new country
When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Where: Emerald Supper Club, 555 Gore Street
Time: Doors at 7 pm — Event begins at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $45.00 — Includes appetizer buffet and one drink

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