Speaker opens up at dinner
“Speaking Personally” about multiculturalism and the vicissitudes of life was the topic of a public talk hosted by the Karratha Soroptomist club last week.
Members and guests of Soroptomist International Karratha and Districts gathered at the Ibis Styles Hotel on Wednesday to listen to Karratha resident and Indonesian woman Yuyun Sukma speak about her experience of moving to several countries and adjusting to a new life in each one, especially as a Muslim woman who wears the hijab.
Mrs Sukma said she wanted to clear up cultural and religious misunderstandings and show she was just like any other person.
“I’m a Muslim and I’m staying in a non-Muslim country,” she said. “I want people to know that Muslims are not like what people see in the media.
“I want them to see me as a person and that we can get along.”
SIKAD holds dinner meetings with talks from guest speakers on the first Wednesday of each month.