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Thursday, February 27 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Gift of Adversity

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As a child bride forced into marriage and subjected to years of abuse, Samra Zafar’s story shows how she moved from a place of hopelessness to a place of freedom — for both her and her daughters. As she shares her story of pain and despair, and then happiness and self-love, Zafar talks about the gift of adversity and how it helps us cultivate a deep gratitude for life. We have the power to let our experiences shape us into “bitter” or “better”. The choice is ours to make.

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Samra Zafar

After escaping a decade of abuse living as a child bride in a forced marriage in Canada and sharing her story, Samra Zafar became a beacon of hope for many people facing exclusion, abuse, and gender-based violence. Now an award-winning international speaker, author, scholar, and entrepreneur... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm
(Westin - Manitoba Room) 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7