Events Calendar

Understanding Yazidi Refugees - Screening and Discussion of On Her Shoulders

Wednesday, 04 March, 2020

The 2018 documentary On Her Shoulders tells the life story of Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad, a survivor of the Yazidi genocide and ISIS sex slavery. Murad has become an advocate for her people and an activist for refugees and migrants everywhere.

Sisters Nafiya and Jamileh Naso will introduce and lead discussion of the film. The Naso family, Iraqi Yazidis, fled their home as refugees early in the girls’ lives and spent eight years in a Syrian refugee camp before immigrating to Winnipeg, Canada. As the sisters grew into teenagers and women in their 20s, Nafiya started the Yazidi Community of Manitoba and Operation Ezra to support refugees in Canada through inter-faith partnerships. She co-founded the Canadian Yazidi Association with Jamileh, and together they continue their work supporting the refugee community while advocating for government policy and support.  

Wednesday, March 4, 6:30pm-9:30pm, TDC 401 Moskovitz Theater.

Sponsored by the Office of Equity & Diversity and The Ellacuría Initiative. Please contact Jennifer Pennington for more information.


Teresa Grettano

Phone: (570)941-7659

DeNaples Center, Moskovitz Theater (401)

900 Mulberry Street
Scranton, PA 18510