PIH | Engage Main Line Community is having an event Monday, October 14th at 6:30pm in Bryn Mawr. International squash player and social justice advocate, Maria Toorpakai, will be there to speak.
Maria was born in South Waziristan, a tribal region bordering Afghanistan in Pakistan's northwest. She is currently ranked as Pakistan's top female player, and 49th in the world. As a child in a highly conservative tribal area of Pakistan, Maria trained and competed as a boy, as suggested by her father, as girls' involvement in sport was forbidden by the local culture. Come out to learn more about her incredible story!
Story of Self: Eid for Giving to the Poor and PIH | Engage: Meher Khan Story of Us: PIH | Engage and our Community: Christina Jordan Story of GLI @ Radnor: Faasel Khan & Jasmine Rafat-Panah
7:20pm: International Day of the Girl: Marias Story
Maria is Pakistans #1 female squash player from the Northern tribal area now resides in Toronto- she was sponsored by Canadian Jonathan Powers (world ranked #1) two years ago amidst Taliban threats.
She is competing in the US Open Squash tournament Oct 10-18 2013 at Drexel University.
7:35pm: Q&A: Stories from the audience 30 min
8:05pm: Story of Now
"If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And when I am for myself, what am 'I'? And if not now, when?-Hillel the Elder
Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (Bryn Mawr, PA)
300 Airdale Road
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
|Directions:||Free parking in back of building. Enter from parking lot and take stairs on your right to the second floor.|
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