Thursday, April 18, 2024

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Women History Month: "Empowering Women: Celebrating Our Legacy, Inspirin...


Short Report: on Women's History Month Event: "Empowering Women: Celebrating Our Legacy, Inspiring Our Future"

Report and Video Prepared By:  Dr. Soraya Fallah  Event Facilitator, UNA-USA San Fernando Valley Chapter

 

 

Date: March 26, 2024 

Organizers: United Nations Association of San Fernando Valley (UNA-USA) in partnership with the National Women's History Alliance (NWHA) 

Event Title: Empowering Women: Celebrating Our Legacy, Inspiring Our Future

Location: Virtual Seminar (via Zoom)

 

The virtual seminar titled "Empowering Women: Celebrating Our Legacy, Inspiring Our Future," held on March 26, 2024, marked a significant celebration of Women's History Month. Organized by the United Nations Association of San Fernando Valley (UNA-USA) in collaboration with the National Women's History Alliance (NWHA), the event aimed to honor women's remarkable achievements and enduring legacy throughout history.

 

Dr. Jill Kracov Zinckgraf, the Interim Executive Director of NWHA, delivered a compelling keynote address that illuminated the resilience, courage, and empowerment defining the legacy of women worldwide. Through captivating storytelling and insightful analysis, she highlighted the significant contributions of women throughout history, from pioneering trailblazers to unsung heroes.

 

During the interactive discussion session,  the facilitator posed a crucial question to Dr.  Zinckgraf: "It's crucial to ensure that our exploration of women's history is inclusive and representative of diverse experiences worldwide. How can we effectively highlight the contributions and experiences of non-Western women throughout history, and why is it important to amplify these voices in our discussions on gender equality and empowerment? For instance, the latest feminist movements, such as 'Woman Life Freedom,' have gained significant momentum in recent years. Could you share your insights on how these movements are shaping the discourse around women's rights and empowerment today, and what role they play in advancing gender equality on a global scale?"

 Dr. Zinckgraf provided a comprehensive response, emphasizing the importance of inclusivity and representation in discussions on gender equality. She highlighted the need to recognize and amplify the voices of non-Western women, whose contributions have often been overlooked or marginalized.

She replied to attendees' questions about SDG5, the role of initiatives, other significant events, and the role of men in gender equality.

The virtual seminar featured dynamic presentations, interactive discussions, and shared insights. It raised awareness and facilitated meaningful dialogue on the importance of recognizing and honoring women's contributions to society.

Video Prepared By:  Dr. Soraya Fallah  

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Dr. Daivid Kazzaz, life and legacy, I just lost a good and steady friend

I had a hard day It is with heavy heart and deep sorrow to announce the passing of my beloved friend DR.DAVID KAZZAZ in his 100 years birthday, yes I he lived for 100 years full of advice and loved life. He passed peacefully in Denver Colorado, where I met him first time. I know David and his beautiful family for a long time, I am mourning the loss of an amazing friend, a wise mentor, a visionary philosopher, and a good psychiatrist. David and I had long discussions, trip to Northern Iraq-post Saddam war, to Kurdistan, trip to Red rock in Denver Colorado, and established a nonprofit together. He was and remains as a remarkable human being who touched many people’s heart, he believed that Kurds are the nation that love life and will survive all the atrocities. I’ll treasure his book “Mother of the Pound” with his signature on it, I read his wise emails again, and cherish my memory with him. Farwell David, I am happy everyone loved you and wanted to be around you. I am mourning the loss of a true friend, a wise mentor, a visionary philosopher, and a good psychiatrist. David and I had long discussions, traveled to Northern Iraq-post Saddam war, to Kurdistan, a trip to Red Rock in Denver, Colorado, and established a nonprofit together. He was and remained a remarkable human being who touched many people’s hearts; he believed that Kurds are a nation that loves life and will survive all the atrocities. David! I treasure your book “Mother of the Pound” with your signature; I re-read your wise emails and cherish my memory with you. Farwell David, I am happy you were loved and will live in my heart forever.

Dr. David Kazzaz

1923 - 2023

Obituary of Dr. David Kazzaz

Dr. David Kazzaz, Denver; Husband of the late Louise Kazzaz; Father of Daniel, Amos, Jeffrey and Jerome Kazzaz; Grandfather of Rebecca, Jeremy, Zachary, Talya, Shira, Ariana, Zoe and Sarah; Great-grandfather of Eitan, Karen, Sophie, Abraham and Gabriella.

 

Funeral service, Thursday, March 16th at 1pm at Congregation Rodef Shalom. Service will be live streamed by Rodef Shalom: https://www.rodef-shalom.org/stream.

 

Burial to follow at Mount Nebo.


Following are part of my memories with him.


 
Soraya Fallah Interviews Dr.David Kazzaz






In May 2014 Soraya Fallah ,Women human rights activist and researcher traveled to Denver to revisit her mentor and friend, Dr. Kazzaz and interview him on his philosophy and activities for peace in the Middle East and Kurdish cause. Dr.Kazzaz advocates the WOMEN LEADING LIFE movement and provides a set of life-affirming strategies that can be implemented among any segment of a population, in any nation on earth. Above all, in these deeply troubling times, this treatise offers a message of hope and inspiration and urges us all to cherish and celebrate life. Psychiatrist and author of Mother of the Pound doctor David Kazzaz, a native of Iraq, pursued his medical studies in Beirut in the 1940s and emigrated to the United States in 1954, settling in Denver, Colorado. He was Senior Associate at the Institute for the Study of Israel in the Middle East in the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. His life experiences extend from the post--World War one period through the post September 11 era. He offers a unique perspective on the causes behind the rampant brutality witnessed across the globe today—be it suicide bombings in the Middle East, genocidal wars in Africa, or terrorist strikes on American shores.

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Dr. Soraya Fallah (center), an Iranian Kurd, demonstrates with an image of Zhina Mahsa Amini

 

Powerful images of protests around the world following the death of Mahsa Amini in Iran



Demonstrators in Canada, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Lebanon, Turkey, and the United States rallied in solidarity with protesters in Iran who have filled the streets over the death of Mahsa Amini, a Kurdish woman who died in police custody on September 16.

Amini was from the Kurdish minority and was with her brother in Tehran when she was arrested by morality police for wearing an “improper hijab.” She allegedly had some hair visible under her headscarf. She fell into a coma after collapsing at the Vozara Detention Centre. She died three days later.

Amini’s death has sparked widespread protests in Iran, with women burning headscarves in a defiant act of resistance against the Islamic Republic's strict dress code.

Now, the world is joining the women who are at the forefront of the fight against Iran’s government.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/mahsa-amini-photos-protests-191854477.html