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Ishrad Manji, International Womans Day

Yesterday was International Women's Day & what better way to celebrate than to go to dinner with friends & then attend The Unique Lives event featuring Ishrad Manji @ Vancouver's Performing Arts Centre. Ishrad  is a excellent speaker with a sense of humour & stories we could all relate to. She was born in Uganda  & immigrated with her family to Canada when she was 9. As a Muslim woman she shared stories of how her Muslim teachings conflicted with this new Western culture she had been thrown into & how she reacted to that conflict. With the Middle East situation escilating her insights were very enlightening. I hope to buy her book "The Trouble with Islam Today" & delve more into this young womyn's world