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Planting the Seeds of Hope: A Fundraiser for the Alan & Ghalib Kurdi Foundation

May 26, 2017

Featuring keynote speaker Tima Kurdi
Moderated by CBC's Bal Brach

The photograph of three-year-old Alan Kurdi lying face down on a Turkish beach in 2015 gained international media attention for the global refugee crisis, prompting the need to provide support to refugee children—the most vulnerable amidst political turmoil. To address this issue, Alan’s father and aunt, Abdullah and Tima, have turned tragedy into positive action by founding the Alan and Ghalib Kurdi Foundation, which raises funds to provide nutritious food, clothing, medication and school supplies to children living in refugee camps.

Please join us for Tima Kurdi’s keynote address on the Syrian refugee crisis and how the Alan and Ghalib Kurdi Foundation can change the lives of the children who remain victims of war-torn regions. This keynote event is aimed to promote and educate a broad and diverse audience on the realities of the refugee crisis and how we, as global citizens, can make a meaningful difference by supporting the Foundation.

The evening, which will be moderated by CBC reporter Bal Brach, will conclude with a dialogue period during which the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions in response to Tima’s presentation.

Seating will be on a first come, first served basis, and light appetizers and refreshments will be available.

Minimum $10 suggested donation to attend this event, with all proceeds going directly to the Alan and Ghalib Kurdi Foundation to support children living in refugee camps.


Fri, 26 May 2017 7–8:30pm


Asia Pacific Hall
The Wosk Centre for Dialogue
580 West Hastings Street


Hosted by Net Impact Segal Chapter in partnership with the Alan and Ghalib Kurdi Foundation, SFU Vancouver, SFU Public Square, SFU Meeting, Events and Conference Services, Graduate Business Students Association, Graduate Business Womens Council and SFU Beedie School of Business