FULL SERIES OF 6 CALLS “EARLY BIRD SPECIAL” (through June 6)
PICK 1 CALL FOR ONLY $8
Full Registration $16 (after June 6)
Whether you know a lot or a little about the dramas and dynamics of the Middle East, our guests will share stories and knowledge sure to inspire. Be surprised how much we have in common. Listen to their daring activities as they defy oppression and insist on their right to live as they wish. Join the conversations or just listen in. This is sure to be an experience you won’t soon forget – and will talk about for weeks! We want to thank CODEPINK for referring our special guests. www.codepink.org
Introduction to Global Conversations
"How We Learn Together in the Global Room for Women"
Thursday, June 9th at 5 pm PST/8 pm EST
Enjoy time with women across North America and beyond as we prepare for our time with our global sisters.
Samina Sundas, Pakistan/US
"An American Muslim Voice"
Thursday, June 13th at 5 pm PST/8 pm EST
As a Muslim woman from Pakistan living in the United States,Samina will transport you to the epicenter of discord while sharing with you what happens when personal relationships, acceptance and dialogue replace violence and fear. In light of the recent demise of Osama Bin Laden, she raises sensitive questions: What do “justice” and “closure” really mean?What meaning does this event hold for all Americans, as we approach 9/11 ten years later? And what does this change, if anything, for our American Muslim communities?
Aya Faissal, Egypt
"Beyond the Revolution"
Thursday, June 16th at 5 pm PST/8 pm EST
Join us for a rare opportunity to hear the voice of young Cairo as we reveal the backstory of the Egyptian revolution from a woman’s perspective. Aya will share her ongoing adventure of joining with millions of youth who are organizing en masse to invoke reform in Egypt, and her new mission to lift a few women – out of the 15 million people trapped in the poverty-ridden slums of Cairo. As one of only a few veiled students studying in France prior to coming home to Egypt, Aya will impart her experiences of navigating the headscarf law while preserving her own customs and personal choice.
Mona Elfarra, Gaza
"Modern Woman of Gaza"
Thursday, June 23rd at 5 pm PST/8 pm EST
Mona Elfarra is a modern, educated Islamic woman passionate about her people and homeland. As Project Manager of Middle East Children’s Alliance, she serves over 100,000 kids of war-torn Gaza through the creative arts. As a peace activist, Mona brings a view of Islam that supports her work. How do we choose which family, cultural, and religious traditions to own and assimilate into our adult identities – so we remain true to our authentic voice, still belong, and yet shape a better world for ourselves and our children? Mona will encourage you to explore the many obstacles, setbacks, and challenges of change while following your passion.
Esra'a of Bahrain
"Social Media + Women = Peace"
Sunday, June 26th at 5 pm PST/8 pm EST
As waves of unrest sweep through the Middle East, much of the story goes unreported. A positive counter-force is being organized underground! Esra’a will share how she is leveraging technology to organize MidEast Youth. Her grassroots, indigenous digital network brings a fresh, vibrant voice to young free-thinkers challenging governments and regimes across the Middle East and North Africa. She is the recipient of numerous awards from Harvard, TED Fellow Awards, and Think Social. Using high energy and humor, Esra’a will share how impenetrable barriers of faith and geography can be surmounted.
*Note: Because of high security risks, we are not able to post photos or personal information of this global guest. You can see her work at http://www.MideastYouth.com
Kay Robinson, USA
Online Meditation "Use Your Intuition to Navigate Change"
Thursday, June 30th at 5 pm PST/8 pm EST
Are you eager to take big steps, have courage, and achieve your goals? Join Global Room for Women’s Kay Robinson for a special one-hour online meditation offering you new techniques to navigate change in your life and in the world. This is an hour to find the quiet within and the inspiration to make clear decisions. Find a comfy chair and your favorite drink. Join us!