‘Women Who Named the Unnamed : Pakistani & Local Women Heroes’ – Saturday 28 Sept 2019 – Centre Stage – Surrey City Hall

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Pakistan's Women Heroes

You are warmly invited to participate in a delightful experience of coming to know in one evening 15 wonderful women of our time. Presented by five Hosts, this three-hour stage show uses short videos and props to communicate the ‘feel’ of women’s work and contributions to our cultures and societies. From Pakistan, Sabeen Mahmud (1975-2015), Fahmida Riaz (1946-2018), Asma Jahangir (1952-2018), Madeeha Gauhar (1956-2018), Sarah Suhail, Sheema Kirmani, Kishwar Naheed, Hina Jilani, Huma Safdar, Mukhtar Mai, and, we will also be honored by the presence of the following distinguished guests:

Sunera Thobani
Scholar/activist/author, Vancouver CA
Surjeet Kalsey
Poet/author/translator, Burnaby CA
Harsha Walia
Author/activist/organizer, Vancouver CA
Darshan Mann
Theatre actor/activist/organizer, Surrey CA
Dorothy Christian
Scholar/filmmaker/author, Vancouver CA

Women Who Named the Unnamed
Pakistani & Local Women Heroes

Saturday, September 28, 2019
6 – 9 PM
Centre Stage
Surrey City Hall
13450 – 104 Avenue

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Wilfried Hanrath

Sounds from the Corridor

Wilfried Hanrath, born in 1957, grew up in a small town in Germany. Having listened only to classical music at home, it was an epiphany for him when he discovered the psychedelic music of the late 60’s. This was the era of students´revolts, flower power, Woodstock, the emerging of Krautrock and electronic music. He loved rock music and also jazz but felt the coming-together of both in fusion superior.

He discovered hardrock bands like Deep Purple playing with Symphonic Orchestras which felt for him like the two worlds he was living in becoming one. All of this made him want to be a musician when he was 12. He quit his musical education soon after he had begun it – he wanted to play his own music.

He bought an electric and a bass-guitar plus amps and a drumset and started to teach himself to play. Years later he started…

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Fiery Jack (aka Rob Goblin): Talks Solo Works, The Teapot Goblins, Saltmen, Katabasis and Eight Living Legs (Auckland, New Zealand)

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It took me time to get through all of the craziness of our first tour, which had it’s ups and downs but I have time now to  come back to SoundCloud. I miss SoundCloud sometimes. What I typically do on here, is talk about other SoundCloud musicians whose music I enjoy. Fiery Jack is one of those musicians and as my first entry back on Soundcloud Music Reviews, I’d like to introduce this musician who is also known as Rob Goblin. Goblin from Auckland, New Zealand. His style is a mixture of various genres including cabaret/avant-garde, 90s sludge, Goth rock,  psychedelic rock, post-punk and even in certain elements of blues (depending upon the song.)
One thing that all of his creations have in common are Goblin’s deep and powerful vocals that has the tendency to be both unnerving and deliberately creepy. Rob’s vocals strike each note with a signature powerful drone…

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In Gratitude we Celebrate our Women Heroes

Pakistan's Women Heroes

In gratitude, and with immense joy, we recognize and celebrate life by telling the stories of some of the most inspiring and courageous women of our time- the women without who our local and global histories(!) can not be complete.

Tribute to the Brilliance
Sabeen Mahmud (1975-2015), arts activist/poet/organizer, Karachi PK
Fahmida Riaz (1946-2018), poet/publisher/activist, Karachi PK
Asma Jahangir (1952-2018), lawyer/human rights activist/author, Lahore PK
Madeeha Gauhar (1956-2018), theatre director/producer/actor, Lahore PK
Pakistan’s LBTQ communityy (going stronger than ever before), Lahore PK

Honor/Cherish the Continuity
Sheema Kirmani, dancer/activist/mentor, Karachi PK
Kishwar Naheed, poet/author/organizer, Islamabad PK
Hina Jilani, lawyer/human rights activist, Lahore PK
Huma Safdar, theatre director/producer/actor, Lahore PK
Mukhtaran Mai, organizer/leader/survivor, Muzaffargarh PK

Celebrate the (here and) Now
Sunera Thobani, scholar/activist/author, Vancouver CA
Surjeet Kalsey, poet/author/translator, Burnaby CA
Harsha Walia, author/activist/organizer, Vancouver CA
Darshan Mann, theatre actor/activist/organizer, Surrey CA

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Celebrating Pakistan’s Women Heroes

Pakistan's Women Heroes

In the recent past, four of Pakistan’s prominent women artists/activists have passed away. Those women are Sabeen Mahmud (activist, murdered in Karachi), Fahmida Riaz (poet/activist), Asma Jahangir (lawyer/HR activist), Madeeha Gauhar (Theatre actor/director/producer). We have not had the chance to mourn their deaths or to celebrate their lives even though each one of them, with many others, had stood up to the oppressors and had dedicated her life to ‘naming the unnamed’ in the face of adversity.

Surrey Muse, in collaboration with South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy (SANSAD) and Committee of Progressive Pakistani Canadians (CPPC), is honored to produce a memorial program to present those and more heroic women’s lives and their life long contributions to Pakistani society and to the international women’s movements.

The program is perceived in the larger context of the country’s politics and international misogynistic societal structures, and, it strives to connect and engage…

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