A Different Kind of Seeing is a memoir telling the inspiring story of Marie Younan, an Assyrian refugee, accidentally blinded as a child, who after a long and difficult journey eventually migrated to Melbourne. She attended the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind where she learnt English, braille and gained physical mobility with the help of a cane. Marie is now a professional interpreter with counsellors and refugees at the Foundation Centre for Survivors of Torture.
Marie will be accompanied by co-author Jill Sanguinetti, in discussion with a facilitator, author Chloe Hooper.
To commemorate Social Inclusion Week 2020 and International Day for People With a Disability.
Livestreamed at 3pm on our Facebook page and available from 7.30pm on YouTube. Register here for the event to get convenient reminders, or simply tune into our Facebook page at 3.00pm on Wednesday 26 November to participate.