Stories from Syria – Join us in Altona or Winnipeg for first-hand stories from Rahaf Abdo, a Syrian who has lived through the prolonged conflict and dedicated herself to helping those around her. At Seeds Church (116 Main St, Altona) on October 9 at 7 pm or at Sam’s Place (159 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg) on October 11 at 7 pm. Find more information and let us know you’re coming at mccmb.ca/events or by calling 204-261-6381.
#Churchtoo – A new play by Theatre of the Beat explores the struggle of wading into realities of sexual assault and examines the difficulties of speaking out in a community where the topic is often considered taboo. For Manitoban play locations and dates, visit mccmb.ca/events
In Focus – Six years ago, Nour Ali settled in Winnipeg through refugee sponsorship by Douglas Mennonite Church and MCC. Today Nour is helping to bridge gaps between newcomers and Indigenous people through the Kurdish Initiative for Refugees (KIFR). Read about a summer cultural exchange between Syrian and Kurdish youth and Brokenhead Ojibway Nation.