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Women's Rights in Islam
Monday, April 23, 2007 12:00 PM

Briggs and Morgan, Professional Association and

Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights

present

 

Women’s Human Rights Speaker Series

 

Women’s Rights in Islam

 

Imani Jaafar-Mohammad

Staff Attorney, Housing Unit, Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis

 

Monday, April 23 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

(repeat of April 10th presentation)

 

Briggs and Morgan, Minnesota Room

2200 IDS Center, 80 S. 8th St., Minneapolis

Application will be made for one CLE credit.

 

There are many misperceptions about Muslim women in today's society.  This interactive presentation will provide an overview of the Islamic approach to gender equity and women's rights.  Religious practices, such as the headscarf, will also be discussed.  The presentation will also address common stereotypes surrounding the religious beliefs and cultural practices of Muslim women.

 

Imani Jaafar-Mohammad is a Staff Attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis in the Housing Unit. She received her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law and her B.A. in English Literature magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Imani is a board member of the William Mitchell Alumni Committee and the Minnesota Justice Foundation, a member of the William Mitchell Women in Law Committee, and a participant in the college's mentor program. Imani is also a speaker for the Islamic Resource Group and a board member of the Muslim Youth Leadership Scholarship Award Program. 

 

Free and open to the public (registration required).  Please RSVP to Tina at shouareau@briggs.com or 612-977-8126 by Thursday, April 19th.  Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP. 

 

This is one in a series of lunchtime speakers dedicated to improving awareness of women’s human rights issues.  Please join us the second Tuesday of June, August, October and December for additional presentations.  For more information, contact Mary Hunt at The Advocates for Human Rights, mhunt@mnadvocates.org or 612-341-3302, ext. 107.