• First Person Arts
  • Email Sign up
  • Donate
  • About Us
  • Events
  • Social Impact
  • Storytelling
  • Festival
  • support_button
  • stories_button
  • Support

Sadia Shepard: The Girl From Foreign

Sadia Shepard

Sadia Shepard

Meet Sadia Shepard. She knows the complexities of a multi-cultural family. She grew up with an American father and  a Pakastani mother before discovering her grandmother’s Jewish heritage.  This promted her to journey to India to discover her Jewish history.  She shares with us her memoir The Girl From Foreign, and her film “In search of the Bene Israel” which were born out of that experience. The event includes a presentation, film screening, Q & A, lunch from Ekta India Restaurant and a concert by the Lenny Seidman Tabla Choir. Come from 12-2 Sunday November 8th to the Painted Bride for this amazing event.

If you are interested in more events focusing on Indian culture you can check out events hosted by the Philadelphia chapter of Network of Indian Professionals. They put on wonderful events year round. Also check out their partner online magazine The Desi Diva for Indian Women.  Look for an interview with Sadia in next month’s issue before you come to the Festival. The October issue is out now!

Upcoming Events
  • BEyond Expectations – The Talk: Parents, Sons and the Police
  • Date: March 7, 2019
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Venue: SouthWest CDC
  • Location: 6328 Paschall Avenue
  • StorySlam: Promotions (tickets on sale 3/4/19)
  • Date: March 26, 2019
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Venue: The Playground at the Adrienne
  • Location: 2030 Sansom Street