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Enter West - Local Refugee Women Reflect on "Exit West" with Compelling Personal Tales

  • Hollywood Library 4040 Northeast Tillamook Street Portland, OR, 97212 United States (map)

As part of the Multnomah County Library’s community reading project, Everybody Reads 2018, local refugee women will reflect on their personal histories and share them with the public. The current Everybody Reads selection is Exit West by Mosin Hamid, finalist for the Man Booker Prize. 

With assistance from their Portland Meet Portland mentors, five refugee women from Myanmar will share their own stories of displacement. Many had no choice but to leave their homes due to violent conflict or persecution. Many lived in resettlement camps in other countries before coming to the United States. Many came alone, leaving their families behind.

"We lived in Malaysia for almost 10 years after fleeing Myanmar, We
were considered “undocumented,” so our children were not allowed
to attend school. That was a huge sadness for me and my family."
- Yasmin, Rohingya Muslim from Myanmar

Learn more about the stories of refugees in our community on March 24th!

The March 24th event is free, yet registration is required with sign-ups beginning March 3rd on the library’s website

** Parking is available in the Whole Foods parking lot just 2 blocks from the library at 4301 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213.

Earlier Event: November 29
Portland Meet Portland Annual Fundraiser