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An Evening with Onjali Rauf
7th June at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
JUST ONE PERSON – JUST ONE THING
Onjali Q Rauf – award winning author and campaigner for women’s rights and refugees, will be sharing Her Story and the creation and unexpected journeys Making Herstory continues to lead her on, and why there is no such thing as an action too small.
This will be an exciting, informative, lively and uplifting interactive event that will showcase not only Onjali’s own experiences in seeing this particular truth unfold, but also in the volunteering work of local people in Blackburn with Darwen and Burnley.
How often have we thought ‘What can I do’ whilst watching wars unfold, hearing of refugees dying out at sea or reading of yet another abuse, rape or murder. But what we all too often forget is the ripple effects that a single action launched with a simple intention can yield.
In 2011 Onjali’s aunt was murdered by the husband she had been trying to escape from for over five years, highlighting the systematic failures around the abuse and murders of women in the United Kingdom. Determined to do something in memory of her aunt, Onjali set up Making Herstory. Today Making Herstory has a network of active supporters across the UK. Working with agencies large and small, it has supported women’s shelters and outreach projects including refugee projects here and in France.
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Tickets are free