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...

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...

UmAy’s Voice in Oslo (OWRI)

Oslo Women’s Rights Initiative is made up of bold and self-made women from MENA region and it offers an excellent opportunity for women to share their work and ideas, to unwind, to exchange insider knowledge and wisdom, and to support each other. Esra Kazanbaş,...

A Visit to Gaziantep

Ozlem visited the city by the Syrian border where she had a chance to reunite with an old friend and made new friends thanks to her current research on lived religion, a relatively novel concept in Theology. Not only did she conduct interviews with Syrian women but...

01-24 January 2020: Adrienne’s visit

Our energetic volunteer from Oregon spent three wonderful, creative, fun, and productive weeks with us, helping us/UmAy around with everything, including preparing and running workshops with Sevil for the local school students. In total 95 students, 7 classes had...

14 January 2020: Swedish Research Institute of Istanbul

Ozlem attended the welcoming reception and the Q&A at the Swedish Research Institute of Istanbul: “Translation of words, transfer of culture,” a lively and moving discussion on collective voices, displacement, and nostalgia. Namdar Nasser (writer, poet, and...
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