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District 4

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Purpose of the Reading Group

To read and have an enlightening discussion about current Zonta issues and to provide an open forum for all members of District 4 to experience.

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I encourage you to take a journey with District 4 and read Samra’s Memoir. I had the privilege to meet and hear her story at the North American Inter District meeting this past summer. A truly inspiring woman.

Janice Durmis, D4 Lt. Governor 2018-2020

Samra Zafar

Is an award-winning International speaker, author, scholar and social entrepreneur who advocates for equity, inclusion and human rights.

After escaping a decade of abuse, living as a child bride in Canada, she pursued her education as a single mother working multiple jobs and completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Economics from the University of Toronto with the highest distinction, winning over a dozen awards and scholarships.

The recognition and achievements prompted Samra to share her story to empower women to pursue their dreams and independence and also start Brave Beginnings, a non profit organization to mentor abused survivors in their journey to build a life of freedom.

In March 2019, HarperCollins published Samra’s memoir A Good Wife: Escaping the life I never chose, which became an instant bestseller and earned a spot on the National Bestseller lists for 12 consecutive weeks.

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Read & Discuss

This is an opportunity for you or your club to join other women across District 4 in reading & discussing books that align to issues resonating with Zonta members.

Book suggestions

Book suggestions are strongly encouraged.  Send a message to D4 Membership Chair with book title, author, book source, and why is the book a “good read” for our Zonta members.

Book 1

Nov. 13, 2019

Malala Yousafzai

We Are Displaced

My Journey and Stories from regugee girls around the world

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Timea E. Nagy and Shannon Moroney

Out of the Shadows

A Memoir

Out of the Shadows is a gripping, heartbreaking and eye-opening journey deep into the underworld of human trafficking and the sex trade, told in riveting detail by one brave survivor. At once tragic and powerfully redemptive, Timea Nagy’s story will stay with you long after you’ve read the last page.

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