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Declaration of Equalities Calls for Rights for Muslim Women
Recently discussed at the Women’s Interfaith Institute
Ms. Nadia Shahram, Esq. along with students and colleagues from the University at Buffalo school of Law will present a “Declaration Of Equalities.” It is a list of demands and sentiments that aspire to change and eliminate laws and cultural practices that are discriminatory, biased, oppressive, and prejudicial towards women, particularly women of Islam.
This proclamation is the first stage of a series of documents and declarations aimed to promote justice and human rights for Muslim Women throughout the world. The inspiration for this document came from Ms. Shahram’s collaboration and work with various organizations associated with Seneca Falls, Women’s Rights movements, and the original “Declaration Of Sentiments” written in 1848 for the first Women’s Rights Convention.
Ms. Shahram is planning to formally unveil this document during the Convention Days Anniversary Celebrations on July 19th in Seneca Falls. Shahram, along with students,
colleagues, and distinguished members of the community will present their Proclamation to the public and invited guests to share and support in this historic event through their signatures.
In addition to the unveiling of the Declaration of Equalities and the Convention Days celebrations, we are also planning a distinguished speaker and panel discussion, an arts and cultural program, and a film screening.
Daisy Kahn to Keynote Convention Days Feature: Annual WII Dinner
The Women’s Interfaith Institute is proud to host renowned Muslim activist Daisy Kahn on Friday, July 18, 2014 and invite all to hear her remarks as keynote speaker at their Annual Dinner in Seneca Falls.
Part of the Convention Days Celebration weekend, the event will take place at the
Gould Hotel, beginning with cocktails at 6:00 followed by dinner at 7:00 pm. Tickets
are available at Pam’s Copy Shop or Sinicropi Florist in Seneca Falls, or can be
reserved by calling Adriene Emmo at (315) 521-
Daisy Khan is Executive Director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA),
a New York-
Khan regularly lectures around the globe and has participated in panels with Christians, Jews, and Buddhists. She has appeared on numerous media outlets, including CNN, Al Jazeera, and BBC World's Doha Debates, and she often contributes to documentaries on Islam and Muslims. She is a weekly columnist for the Washington Post's "On Faith" and is frequently quoted in print publications such as Time Magazine, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, and the New York Times.
Born in Kashmir, Khan spent twenty-