SPEAK UP : Gulwali Passarlay

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6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Leeds University Union - Function

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Free - book a place




Accessible venue, Free

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This event is free but please register your interest & sign up here - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/speak-up-with-gulwali-passarlay-as-part-of-the-kindness-festival-tickets-39651781546


As a closing event for the Kindness Festival 2017, a SPEAK UP event will present the true story of Gulwali Passarlay who will be speaking about his recent book “The Lightless Sky” sharing with us his experience as a young refugee boy. Gulwali’s talk will be followed up with Q&A at Function from 7pm on Thursday 16 Nov.

Gulwali Passarlay is an Afghan political refugee currently residing in the UK. He left Afghanistan in 2006 and recently graduated with a degree in Politics from the University of Manchester. Now undertaking his MPA at Coventry University, CTPSR in Global Diversity Governance.

He has told his story of life as a refugee in his autobiography: "The Lightless Sky: A Twelve-Year-Old Refugee's Harrowing Escape from Afghanistan and His Extraordinary Journey Across Half The World", on TV channels such as BBC, Al Jazeera, CNN, Channel 4 News, itv, Russia Today, in print media such as The Guardian, Time Magazine, The Independent, The Scotsman, and at events such as TEDx. www.gulwalipassarlay.wordpress.com