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Women in Hijab Panel Forum for Immediate Release

Special to The Truth

In celebration of World Hijab Day, Women of Toledo, WoT, will hold a Panel Forum, Thursday, February 1, 2018, from 5:00 -7:30 p.m. at the West Toledo Public Library, Sylvania Ave., Toledo. Community Partners for this event include: The Toledo/Lucas Co. Public Library and Welcome TLC (Toledo Lucas County). The event is free and open to the public.

As part of WoT’s Educational Initiatives Success Series.  Women in Hijab, offers community based knowledge, stories and information about local leaders overcoming their barriers and challenges in life.   This panel discussion and presentation around hijab will promote a greater understanding of Muslims and the Islamic faith. Hijab is a head covering worn by many Muslim women. Wearing hijab in our community means declaring ones religion to people who may or may not understand.  The topic of Islam is laden with misunderstanding and stereotyping.  Through this engaging panel event, with the help of Muslim scholars and women leaders as panelists, our attendees will hear how far society has come, and needs to go, in offering equal, unbiased education, job, housing, legal or other opportunities when Muslim women live their religion out loud by wearing hijab.

Featured panelist: Zarinah El-Amin Naeem, Founder of: Beautifully Wrapped, a Michigan based anthropologist who blended her love for Head wrapping with her love of culture and the world.  

Zobaida Falah is a pioneering social entrepreneur who integrates social needs into market sustainable business practice.

Asma M. Abdel Halim, PhD, is associate professor at the University of Toledo, Department of Women's and Gender Studies. 

Mother and Daughter: Yolanda Melendez and SyneneMaria Abukaram.  Yolanda hails from the island of Puerto Rico and was raised in a proud military family. SyneneMaria is a college sophomore. 

This event made possible through Fund for Islamic Understanding, Education and Dialog of the Toledo Community Foundation. Contact Nina Corder,  419.377.5457 nina@womenoftoledo.org


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Revised: 08/16/18 14:12:12 -0700.

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