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Leadership and Social Justice: Following Fatima (AS)

  • Rollins Congressional Center 1621 Martha Terrace Rockville, MD, 20852 United States (map)

Fatima al-Zahra (peace be upon her), the beloved daughter of the Prophet (saws), left a rich legacy of moral and spiritual examples for us to follow. In honor of her birth, we invite you to join us for a lecture by Afeefa Syeed on Fatima’s example of leadership and her commitment to social justice.

Afeefa served as a Scholar Consultant for the Carter Center, Research Associate with Cambridge University’s Institute on Religion & Global Affairs, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Global Engagement, and Advisory Council Member at the Center for Women, Faith and Leadership. Her work includes innovative education approaches, religion and development, gender inclusion, and integrating cultural context into development and diplomacy. Afeefa Syeed is Head of School and founder of Al Fatih Academy where she develops model educational resources and tools reflecting an integrated approach which nurtures spiritual and learning connections.

The tea luncheon will include short speeches, songs, and spoken word poetry performed by women for women.  Childcare is available for ages 5 and below.

Please RSVP here.