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Opening of 'Legacies Photo Exhibition'
March 6, 2014, 3:31 pm

When: March 17 - 19 

Where: Ahmed Al Adwani Exhibition Hall

On the occasion of the “Francophonie month” The Embassy of Canada & The National Council for Culture, Arts & Letters have the pleasure to invite you to the Opening Night of “Legacies Photo Exhibition”. The event will be held at the Ahmad Al Adwani Exhibition Hall – Dahiyat Abdallah Al Salem – Block 3 - Sana’a St. It will take place on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the presence of the Canadian Ambassador HE Mr. Douglas Georges and the Secretary General of the National Council for Culture, Arts & Letters Mr. Ali Al Youha. The exhibition will be open to the public from March 17 till 19 from 9:00 am till 1:00 pm and from 4:30 pm till 9:00 pm.

Dr. Gina Valle featured exhibition: ‘Legacies − Diversity Matters’
The exhibition is composed of photographic portraits depicting strong, wise women who,against unimaginable odds of war, poverty and immigration, rose above the reality of their existence to become extraordinary role models for their Canadian granddaughters. Each photograph is accompanied by a quote from the Canadian granddaughter and a translation of the same citation in the grandmother’s first language. Their countries of origin include Afghanistan, Algeria, China, Denmark, England, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Ukraine and Venezuela.

Dr. Gina Valle has a Ph.D in Multicultural Studies and Teacher Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE/UT). She gives talks and workshops on diversity issues. She received the Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Office of the Governor General of Canada for her significant work in diversity through her organization Diversity Matters.

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