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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Media Relations

American Muslim Women’s Empowerment Council NA15069rh

WHAT:
2015 Women's Empowerment Conference

WHEN:
Sunday, April 26, 2015
11a.m. - 5 p.m.

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

WHO:
Chief Michael Downing, Los Angeles Police Department
David Bowdich, ADIC FBI
Acting U.S. Attorney Stephanie Yonekura
Congresswoman Sheila Lee Jackson
Salam Al-Marayati of Muslim Public Affairs Council
Sheriff Mike Abedeen
Sande Harte SARAH4HOPE
Professor Paula Garb, UCI Peace Building initiative
Christine Park-Gonzalez WH AAPI EEOC

WHY:
The objective of the conference is to provide information and enhance overall awareness regarding women's rights and civic responsibility. 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.

This year's topic is: American Muslims and Their Crucial Role in Countering Violent Extremism. Attendees will be able to meet Muslims and experts from all spheres of life and ask questions pertaining to Islam, Violent Extremism, and women's rights. The event will be followed by an Empowerment Bazaar which will showcase American Muslim women and their efforts to engage, inform, and integrate into the fabric of mainstream America.

Greater participation in community governance will help create an environment where Muslim women can come together and contribute to the discourse against biased interpretations of Islam and women's rights.

CONTACT:
The event is FREE and open to all, but registration is required. You may register at: www.amwec.com

For further information contact: Anila Ali 949-231-0022.


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