The Secret Marathon - Empowering women and girls in Afghanistan through sport

Social StudiesKeynotes and Special EventsReligious and Moral Education
1 Hour Session
Friday Feb 15   09:00 AM to 10:00 AM (1 hour)
Martin Parnell takes the audience on an inspirational journey into a country known for political chaos and female oppression. It was while recovering from a life-threatening blood clot on his brain that Martin had read about Zainab, the first woman to run a marathon in Afghanistan. He was so inspired by her story that he decided that if he was able to recover from his illness he would run with her at the "2016 Marathon of Afghanistan" in support of rights for girls and women. In The Secret Marathon, audience members will be transported to a country of beauty, hardship and complexity, sharing in the despair, resilience and friendliness of the Afghan women and girls as they strive for freedom and equality.

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