Speaker opens up at din­ner

Pilbara News - - Pilbara News - Ali­cia Per­era

“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.

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