George Abraham, founder of New Canadian Media, to speak at first Walrus Talks event in Surrey

Mark your calendars: The Walrus is coming to Surrey! TD Presents The Walrus Talks Cities of Migration will take place at Surrey City Hall on September 29. This event marks the first time the national foundation, which publishes The Walrus magazine, has hosted a Walrus Talks event in Surrey.

The Walrus Talks features a line-up of speakers discussing issues that affect the future of Canada for seven minutes each. This event will focus on how migration shapes cities, cultural exchange, business development, and more.

George Abraham has been a journalist in five countries, adapting his craft to suit local conditions. He brought the same adaptive spirit to Canada in 2002, but soon discovered that the mainstream media had no room. So, he created New Canadian Media – which in a few years’ time has come to personify an “immigrant take on Canadian current affairs,” garnering support from mainstream media, journalism schools, think tanks and more and enabling newcomers to fully participate in the multicultural enterprise that is Canada.

Abraham’s Walrus Talks will cover the power of media to connect people to where they come from and where they are, drawing on his experience working with voices from diaspora communities.

TD Presents The Walrus Talks Cities of Migration will take place at Surrey City Hall at 7:00 p.m. on September 29. There will be a reception with food and drink following the Talks.

Tickets to The Walrus Talks are $20 ($12 for students), and are available here: https://tickets.surrey.ca/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent1716.html

Questions about The Walrus Talks? Visit our FAQ page here: http://thewalrus.ca/the-walrus-talks-faq/.

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