September 8

Panel Discussion

Location: Bank Austria Salon
Altes Rathaus
1010 Vienna

In the Bank Austria Salon in the Old City Hall, guests were able to enjoy Living the Diversity: Witnessing the Change’ panel discussion and musical performance.

 

The attendees were greeted with a live piano performance by Ambassador of Integration and CEO of the Chocolate Museum, Jovana Misaljevic, and vocals from the international award-winning vocalist, Kim Cooper.

The local and international speakers followed with a panel discussion titled ‘Living the Diversity: Witnessing the Change’. The panel was enthusiastically moderated by ICDO Ambassador, Alberto Nodale, and inspired by the moving tales of Rania Mustafa Ali and Suad Mohamed, who shared their migration journeys to Austria and the challenges of living away from their home countries.

 

Rania described the beginning of her journey, viewed over nine million times online:

“Overnight my life was upside down as many of the lives of others Syrians. I once heard that one of the tragic consequences of war is innocent bystanders. I was one of those bystanders and I had to escape with my family several times. I was displaced over four times; I escaped from Raqqa to Kobani, went to Turkey and then went back to Kobani, and then left Syria again.”