Honor Diaries: Film Screening and Conversation with Raheel Raza


 

Spurred by the Arab Spring, women who were once silent are starting to speak out about gender inequality and bringing visibility to a long history of oppression.  Honor Diaries draws together nine leading women's rights activists and provides a platform where their voices can be heard and serves as inspiration to motivate others to speak out against systematic human rights abuses across the world, from forced marriage to female genital mutilation.
 
Please join us for an exclusive screening of the film and conversation with one of the courageous women featured in this project - Raheel Raza, President of The Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow.
 
** Dinner will be available at 6:30pm before the film. 
 
Raheel Raza:
Raheel Raza is an author, professional speaker, and founder of Forum4Learning, which promotes learning in the fields of cultural and religious diversity and interfaith harmony. She is the author of "Their Jihad...Not My Jihad," and a professional speaker and diversity consultant. Traveling extensively throughout the world as a freelance journalist and documentary filmmaker, she brings a fresh global perspective to her mandate "there is unity in diversity." A fervent advocate for gender equality, Raheel is the first Muslim woman in Canada to lead mixed gender prayers. In her pursuit for human rights, she speaks regularly at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.

 

 

 

 
September 18th, 2014 7:00 PM   through   8:30 PM
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