Mona Eltahawy will be the keynote speaker at a benefit reception to be held at Human Rights Campaign's headquarters in Washington, D.C. on October 29, 2012. The event is titled "Unshackling Islam from Patriarchy". Given the assault of women's reproductive rights, of the redefinition of rape, the fight for women's rights in America seem all too familiar for American Muslim women. With the November 6th election in the horizon, this talk couldn't be timelier.
Mona Eltahawy is a vocal defender of women's rights around the world, an award-winning columnist and an international public speaker on Arab and Muslim issues. She is based in New York. She is a columnist for the Toronto Star in Canada, for The Jerusalem Report in Israel and for Politiken in Denmark, and most famously for a cover story
for Foreigh Policy "Why Do They Hate Us". Her opinion pieces have been published frequently in The Washington Post and the International Herald Tribune and she has
appeared as a guest analyst in several media outlets.
We hope you will come join us where we are sure you will enjoy the talk, the food, and a special musical performance by Ani Zonneveld from her new collection of
songs "Islamic Hymns".
To purchase tickets, please visit: http://monaeltahawy.eventbrite.com/