Welcome to the very first episode! To mark the occasion, I have a very special guest in the studio. Farhad Shamo Roto is a survivor of the 2014 genocide committed against the Ezidi (also written Yazidi) people by ISIS in northern Iraq. He came to France as a refugee in 2017 and has since founded Voice of Ezidi, an organization that helps Ezidi families re-settle in France and advocates for their struggle to be recognized internationally.
We spoke about what it means to be Ezidi, their amazing work as an organization, why the French immigration narrative is so toxic, and what drives him every day to keep going.
You can follow them and their incredible work at @voiceofezidis.
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