(NEW YORK, NY, 3/24/09)- On March 26, a representative of the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) will participate in a panel discussion entitled “Empowering Women of Faith” at New York University. The panel is part of a series of initiatives hosted by Shuruq, an organization at NYU dedicated to promoting awareness of Islamic culture.
WHO: Robina Niaz, Executive Director, Turning Point for Women; Debbie Almontaser, Founding Principal of the Khalil Gibran International Academy; Rabia Kamal, PHD candidate Cultural Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania; Aliya Latif, CAIR-NY Civil Rights Director; Lina Sayed, VP in the not-for-profit division of JP Morgan Chase; Nzinga Knight, fashion designer.
WHAT: Empowering Women of Faith
WHEN: Thursday, March 26, 2009, 7-9 p.m.
WHERE: NYU Vanderbilt Hall Room 218, 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY
Earlier this month, Latif and CAIR-NY Community Affairs Director Faiza N. Ali participated in a media workshop entitled “Beyond Stereotypes” at Baruch College. The workshop provided positive representations of American Muslim women in the media.
CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 35 offices, chapters and affiliates nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
CONTACT: CAIR-NY Civil Rights Director Aliya Latif, 212-870-2002, 732-429-4268, email@example.com; CAIR-NY Community Affairs Director Faiza N. Ali, 212-870-2002, 718-724-3041, firstname.lastname@example.org