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Seminar: Headcoverings - Reflections from Women of Faith
Mon 15 May 2017, 18:00 – 20:00 BST
Hear the personal stories of women who wear head coverings. We will listen to stories covering Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Why do women of faith cover their heads?
Sharing their reasons, information to help understand and create awareness, tolerance and respect. Importantly highlighting similarities for women irrespective of race and religion and an opportunity to have your questions answered.
Listen to Sophie Walker, Leader of The Women's Equality Party, on why diversity and women are so important in the UK.
Gillian Holding: Jewish speaker
Gillian Holding was born in Chester, UK, and is based variously in Leeds, London and Paris. She maintains a studio with, and is a trustee of, East Street Arts, Leeds. Gillian Holding has kindly supplied the thought provoking front cover image of the book. The painting Veiled Victory (2012) explores assumptions about what it means to be British and how people feel about their own Britishness.
Revd Jenny Ramsden: Christian speaker
Revd Jenny Ramsden is a local vicar and is based at the Touchstone Centre where she works as the Interfaith Development Officer.
Nuzhat Ali: Muslim speaker
Nuzhat Ali is the project lead for Shared Heritage of Daughters of Eve. She has been involved in community and interfaith work, both as a volunteer and on a consultancy basis for over 20 years. She is a winner of the Northern Writers Awards 2015 and is currently developing scripts for TV and theatre.
Nuzhat recently completed her MA in Islamic Studies and regards herself a life long student. She does not see herself as a person who would sit on the fence when it comes to important and relevant issues. She sees the MWC as an organisation that will be capable of creating necessary changes and hopes it will play a significant role for Muslim women locally and nationally
Bana Gora: CEO, Muslim Women’s Council
Bana is a founding member of the Muslim Women’s Council and has been instrumental in the development of the organisation. Bana has been actively involved in voluntary work for 20 years. She joined the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in the Policy and Research department in August 2004 leading on a ten year programme to expand and influence a range of social policy issues relating to the area.
Sophie Walker, Leader of The Women's Equality Party
Sophie is the Leader of WE, a seasoned journalist and now standing in the General Election for Shipley. Her family are Yorkshire based and it will be an opportunity for Sophie to share her story of being Leader of the Party, the role she expects to play if elected and the importance of women and diversity in life and politics.
Run in partnership with The Muslim Women's Council. Tickets £5 plus Eventbrite Admin Fee