Earth Day Celebration with Zulal Kalkandelen

On April 22, UmAy Instagram hosted Zulal Kalkandelen, a well-known journalist and animal-rights activist. The online talk was moderated by Gunes Deren, our UmAy volunteer from Istanbul. Kalkandelen’s dedication to the ecological movement, her provocative...

Pulling off a Meaningful International Women’s Day/Weekend

UmAy Initiative hosted a highly anticipated and well-planned weekend (06-08 March 2021) with wonderful young people as part of the globally celebrated International Women’s Day/Week/Month. We also welcomed Spring, shaking off the dust and fatigue that a protracted...

UmAy News in Sallie Bingham’s Blog!

The prolific author, activist and philanthropist Sallie Bingham hosted us in her widely read blog at the beginning and the end of 2020. One of the best Christmas gifts ever! It was with great joy and gratitude that we read the section about UmAy and Ozlem, and learned...

Welcoming More Stories

We are happy to have hosted Sara on Sunday the 15th and began listening to her story of multiple successes and resilience. Sara comes from a mixed family (Palestinian and Syrian) in which many familial narratives of loss and displacement still linger wherever she...

Refreshment via a Motivational Talk

UmAy had the pleasure of hosting 6 people from 4 countries yesterday! Our speaker delivered an engaging interactive talk on our back porch where we had the sunshine and Cherry (the queen-cat!) accompanying us the whole time. The talk addressed many issues and concerns...
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