On October 17, 2023, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Dr. Kang, will be organizing and moderating a Christian-Muslim Dialogue on Women’s Rights and Religious Freedom in the Muslim World.
The event will include two main speakers: Shirin Taber, Director of Empower Women Media and Christian dialogue partner; and Soraya Deen, Co-Chair of the Women’s Working Group at the International Religious Freedom Roundtable and Muslim dialogue partner. Here is a little more information to get you acquainted with our guests.
Director Taber is an Iranian-American and Executive Director of Empower Women Media. She has partners with government, media, business, and NGO leaders to help promote religious freedoms and women’s rights. She has also authored a book titled Muslims Next Door, and partakes in leading a women’s film festival, media fellowship programs, and an online course, Live What You Believe.
Soraya Deen is a lawyer and Muslim feminist. She is and award-winning international activist and has experience as a community organizer. Her work priorities include human rights and dignifying women of faith. Deen is also currently the Co-Chair of the Women’s Working Group at the international Religious Freedom Roundtable in DC and Founder /President of Muslim Women Speakers. She is also reading for her Public Leadership Credentials at Harvard University.
To find more information on the speakers, you can visit these recent interviews below:
For more information regarding the event, please contact Dr. Eunice Kang via email at email@example.com .
The event will be held exclusively for Vanguard University students from 3p.m.-5p.m. at Needham Chapel. If you are lucky, you may win a pair of new AirPods in the event raffle!