The symposium begins with a roundtable discussion about today’s women at sea featuring five refugee women Amani el Awad, Wahida Khorsand, Silva Kiki, Hannah Sabatia, and Amel Sid. The speakers have each written poems and they will reflect upon their poetry in the session. You can view their poems here. Maria Shafayat is unable to attend the roundtable discussion, but her poetry is also included in the document. You can read biographies of all of the panelists here. The discussion will be moderated by Jeni Williams who has provided a short introduction to the session, which you can read here.