Arts Commons Presents: National Geographic Live Virtual presentation of Women and Migration

March 24, 2021

For Immediate Release
March 24, 2021

CALGARY – Meet three of the world’s most inspiring photojournalists as Arts Commons Presents and National Geographic Live Virtual explore the complex relationships between human movement, economic and political conflicts, and gender with Saiyna Bashir, Miora Rajaonary, and Danielle Villasana: Women and Migration on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 7pm

Saiyna Bashir is a Pakistani photojournalist whose work has taken her to conflicts around the globe, covering everything from Black Lives Matter protests in the United States, to violence at the Chinese embassy in Karachi, Pakistan. 

Miora Rajaonary is a documentary photographer who focuses her lens on Africa and Madagascar. 

“Madagascar, which happens to be a paradise island, is more than the lemurs, giants baobabs, and the poverty and disease. It is a land populated by unique people with a singular culture they cherish and try to preserve,” says Moira Rajaonary.

Danielle Villasana an independent photojournalist based in Istanbul covering human rights, gender, displacement, and health, particularly on injustices faced by trans women in South America. Each of these three photographers use their cameras to tell human stories behind headline-grabbing political debates, and together they will discuss the multifaceted topics of Women and Migration.

Free tickets to all National Geographic Live Virtual presentations must be booked online or by calling the Arts Commons Box Office in advance of the presentation. This opportunity is exclusive to the Calgary area.


National Geographic Live virtual presentations

Danielle Villasana, Miora Rajaonary, and Saiyna Bashir: Women and Migration - Mon, Apr 12, 2021

Nizar Ibrahim and Sebastian Rozadilla: Reimagining Dinosaurs - Mon, May 10, 2021

Diva Amon and David Gruber: Mysterious Seas - Mon, Jun 7, 2021


To book your free ticket today, call 403-294-9494 or visit 


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Alex Bonyun, Communications Manager

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