Film Screening and Panel Discussion- What a Billion Muslims Really Think: Human Rights and Muslim Women

written by On April 8, 2010 in 2010-2016, Uncategorized, WIIS Blog

Film Screening and Panel Discussion
What a Billion Muslims Really Think:
Human Rights and Muslim Women

In cooperation with the El-Hibri Charitable Foundation and Unity Productions
Foundation, KARAMAH will hold a film screening of Inside Islam: What a Billion
Muslims Really Think and a panel discussion, “What a Billion Muslims
Really Think About Human Rights and Muslim Women.” The panel discussion
will focus on issues relating to human rights for Muslim women as revealed in
the world’s first major opinion poll of Muslims around the globe.

Seating is limited. RSVP by April 1 to Jina Hassan, [email protected]


Featured Panelists:
Dr. Azizah Y. al-Hibri, Esq., Founder and Chairperson, KARAMAH: Muslim Women
Lawyers for Human Rights
Alexander Kronemer, Executive Producer, Unity Productions Foundation
Dalia Mogahed, Senior Analyst and Executive Director of the Gallup Center for
Muslim Studies

Friday, April 9, 2010, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Reception & Refreshments: 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Film: 6:30-7:30
Discussion & Panel: 7:30-8:30

1420 16th Street, NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20036

Parking is available in nearby Colonial Parking Garage #362, 1400 16th Street,
NW. The closest metro is Dupont Circle on the Red Line.

Refreshments will be served.

Speaker Bios:
Dr. Azizah Y. al-Hibri, Esq., a professor of law at the T. C. Williams School
of Law at the University of Richmond, is Founder and Chairperson of KARAMAH. As
the founding editor of Hypatia: a Journal of Feminist Philosophy and a widely
read Islamic scholar, Dr. al-Hibri has written extensively on the issues of
Islam and democracy, Muslim women’s rights, and human rights in Islam, and is
currently completing a book on the Islamic marriage contract in U.S. courts. A
Fulbright scholar, she has visited thirteen Muslim countries and consulted with
their religious, political and women leaders, as well as their legal scholars,
on issues of importance to Muslim women.

Alex Kronemer is a writer, lecturer and executive producer of Inside Islam. He
has a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from Harvard University, where his
research concentrated on the philosophy of religion and comparative religion. A
co-founder of Unity Productions Foundation, Mr. Kronemer is creator and
co-producer of the popular PBS documentaries, Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet and
Prince Among Slaves.

Dalia Mogahed is a Senior Analyst and Executive Director of the Gallup Center
for Muslim Studies, a nonpartisan research center that provides data-driven
analysis on the views of Muslim populations around the world. A member of
President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood
Partnerships, Ms. Mogahed is also the leading analyst in an unprecedented
survey of over one billion Muslims worldwide, the findings of which are
discussed in Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think.

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