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BURQ OFF!
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BURQ OFF!

Navigating the Tensions Between Tradition and Modernity in the 21st Century

 

Interesecitons - Burq Off!Whether in Karachi or Canarsie, the dilemma confronting young people today is how to reconcile the mantle of traditional family values with the dream of independence and self-expression.

In scenes from her critically acclaimed one-woman show, Pakistani-British-American playwright Nadia Manzoor uses poignant personal stories to shatter the illusion that there is security in family tradition. Uplifting and empowering, she shares her journey to self-fulfillment as an independent woman. Nadia is joined by author and activist Irshad Manji and financier Riaz Siddiqi in an interactive panel. Together, they explore how the issues faced by the playwright symbolize the misunderstandings and tensions between the US and Pakistan, a key programmatic emphasis of Intersections International.

Tickets are $20 through http://intersections-burqoff.eventbrite.com. Group discounts available. For more information email rsvp@intersections.org or call us at (212) 951-9006.

Irshad Manji Nadia Monsoor Riaz Siddiqi
     
IRSHAD MANJI NADIA MANZOOR   RIAZ SIDDIQI

 

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Nov
05
Start Time: 7:00 pm
Location: 112 2nd Avenue
Middle Collegiate Church
New York, NY 10003
United States
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