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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Media Relations

American Muslim Women’s Empowerment Council (AMWEC) NA13062bb

WHAT:
2013 Women’s Empowerment Conference

WHEN:
April 21, 2013
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

WHERE:
Knott’s Berry Farm Resort Hotel
7675 Crescent Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90620

WHO:
Congresswoman Maxine Waters, 43rd District, Conference Keynote Speaker
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca
LAPD Deputy Chief Mike Downing, Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau
LAPD, Detective Monica Quijano, Domestic Violence Against Women
David Bowdich, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigations
Adnan Khan, President, Council of Pakistan American Affairs
Graciela Arreola-Munoz, US Citizenship and Immigration Service
Soroptomists International of Chino Hills / Inland Empire
Jami Valentine-Staci Freeman, ‘Saving One Afghan Girl at a Time’
Razia Jan, CNN 2012 Hero, ‘Championing Children’
Dr. Bina Kamdar, Maliha Noamani, Dr.Senobar Khan, Nargis Kurwa ‘Advocacy for Women’
Sheela Mehta, South Asian Helpline and Referral Agency
Corey Feinstein, Olive Tree Initiative
Joumana Silyan Saba, Policy Analyst, City of L.A. Human Rights Commission
Said Sedouk, Director, San Gabriel Valley Mosque

WHY:
The goal of the organization is to empower, inform, and educate women with requisite skills and knowledge to participate politically and socially in their communities, while providing support and guidance to peers.

AMWEC is supported by the Council of Pakistan American Affairs (COPAA) and seeks to bring Muslim women leaders from all fields to mainstream America.  AMWEC aims to engage more women in civic life and encourage their engagement in the democratic process.  AMWEC connects women with organizations such as South Asian Helpline and Referral Agency (SAHARA), and others that will help in cases of domestic abuse.  Moreover, AMWEC seeks to connect Muslim women with charity organizations in America to partner in service events.

CONTACT:
The event is FREE and open to all, but registration is required. You may register at: www.amwec.com. For further information please call Anila Ali (949) 231-0022.

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