Protection and Identity: A Conversation with Danny Ramadan on World Refugee Day

June 20, 2024 2:00 pm

to June 20, 2024 4:00 pm


Virtual (Zoom)


We are thrilled to showcase author and activist, Danny Ramadan, on June 20th for a talk on his work as a queer refugees activist. Danny’s latest book, Crooked Teeth: A Queer Syrian Refugee Memoir, tells his story as a refugee from Damascus and his journey to and in Canada. The talk will be moderated by Muhaddisa Sarwari, Afghan youth refugee and delegate to the Commission on the Status of Women 68.

This event is held in partnership with British Columbia Council for International Cooperation, Northern Council for Global Cooperation, Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation, Manitoba Council for International Cooperation, and Ontario Council for International Cooperation.

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More information about the author from his website:

Danny Ramadan is a Syrian-Canadian author and LGBTQ-refugees advocate. His latest novel, The Foghorn Echoes won the Lambda Award for Gay Fiction, and was nominated for the BC & Yukon Book awards, and the city of Vancouver Book Award. The Clothesline Swing is translated to multiple languages. His award-winning children’s books The Salma Series continues to receive accolades. He is expected to release his memoir Crooked Teeth in May 2024. Since his arrival to Canada, Ramadan has raised over $300,000 for LGBTQ+ identifying refugees. Visit to learn more.