Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Bridges for Newcomers

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A generation has given the flag with fresh blood and our present and future generations have to take responsibility to show a small piece of Bengalthe flag to the whole world

A generation has given the flag with fresh blood and our present and future generations have to take responsibility to show a small piece of Bengal/the flag to the whole world. This history cannot be forgotten, cannot be forgotten.

At the invitation of ‘Bridges for Newcomers’ I went to bring up the Bengali culture as a family – where for the first time there was an exchange of ideas with the Sudanese community and I told who we are, where we come from, the history of our flag, the story of mother and soil.

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As mothers, it is our responsibility to tell this story to our children, to inform the people of the world and to introduce them to our language, literature, art, and culture. The story of this flag must be told – it must be prepared and passed on to the next generation. I The event was organized by ‘Bridges for Newcomers’. I appreciate their project “Together We Bridge the Arts and Cultural Gap” on July 23, 2023 in North Glenmore Park, funded by the Government of Alberta. Thanks for the invitation. Keep inviting us to create transnational solidarity.

I am an autoethnographer and story teller. Therefore, as an anti-racist educator I believe that the racist/colonial history needs to be shared widely. I take the courage to tell Bengal’s history in front of wider communities because our history helps us to understand each other’s challenges and reality. Not only that, there are many common threads of these stories too.

Learning each other’s stories help us to navigate the cultural differences. Last but not the least we all can stand in solidarity right beside each other.

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