Episode 22

January 20, 2021

01:17:24

Black in Canada

Black in Canada
Women Bridging the Gap
Black in Canada
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Show Notes

Zara Mokhtar joins Lenya and Alexandra to talk about race and womanhood in Canada, Sudan, and Los Angeles. As a law student studying in a forign country, and daughter of an immigrant parent to Canada, Zara holds a unique and interesting perspective on race, law, culture, and feminism. Zara Mokhtar is a Human Rights activist and current law student at Southwestern Law School. Zara is of Nubian descent, raised in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She received her bachelor's degree in International Studies with a Comparative World Politics, Culture, and Society specialization. Her humanitarian work includes working with Amnesty International as a Regional Activism Assistant and assisting Refugees in resettling in the community. Zara's passion is to serve all marginalized communities. Her motivation comes from watching her Immigrant parents struggle through the challenges of resettling in Canada. She aspires to practice Immigration, Criminal, and Human Rights Law. Join in the discussion by being a part of the [Facebook Group.](https://www.facebook.com/groups/665585734389981) -- Please **rate and review** this podcast if you enjoyed it; reviews greatly help new listeners see this podcast is worth their time. You can find Women Bridging the Gap on [Apple Podcasts](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/women-bridging-the-gap/id1521503012) and [Podchaser](https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/women-bridging-the-gap-1304390). **We want to hear from you!** Let us know how you’re speaking about these issues with your friends. **Let us know what topics you want to hear!** Join the [Facebook Group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/665585734389981) Email us at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) You can find us at: [WomenBridgingtheGap.com](https://womenbridgingthegap.com) Or on Instagram: * Find Lenya at: [@Lenya_goddess_the_one](https://www.instagram.com/lenya_goddess_the_one) * And Alexandra at: [@a_xandra17](https://www.instagram.com/a_xandra17) and [@thewritingleap](https://www.instagram.com/thewritingleap) * And the show is at: [@women_bridging_the_gap](https://www.instagram.com/women_bridging_the_gap/) This podcast was edited by Brendan Hutchins from Podcast Advocate. Go to [PodcastAdvocate.Network](http://PodcastAdvocate.Network) or find him on [Twitter @PodcastAdvocate](https://twitter.com/podcastadvocate) to learn more.

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