Wednesday, May 14, 2014

@UNwomenLA Chapter -US Committee -WOMEN, ART AND SOCIAL JUSTICE panel

On Wed May 14 I was honored to moderate a panel discussion for UN Women-US Committee-Greater LA chapter.
Fadia Afashe and Amy Logan were in the panel and Cathy Hilman president of the chapter was MC. It was very great productive panel and engagement of audience. 


May UN Women - USNC LA Chapter meeting!
5/14, Wednesday, 6:45 - 9pm @ NCJW, West Hollywood 

Three exceptional artists and social activists will discuss their work as it relates to social justice.

Moderator: Soraya Fallah
Panelists/Speakers: Fadia Afashe and Amy Logan

Soraya Fallah:
Soraya Fallah is a lifelong women and human rights advocate and researcher. From a young age she has been tirelessly dedicating her time, energy, and resources to lead and mobilize campaigns for the advancement of human rights around the globe. Soraya's list of activism and accomplishments are seemingly endless. Some of the highlights are having organized and chaired the first international conference for women in post-Saddam Iraq. She also represented the first Iranian and Iraqi Kurdish women’s caucus in the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women in 2008. Her articles in English, Farsi, and Kurdish are regularly published in several international media outlets and magazines. She is a regular commentator on radio broadcasts such as Voice of America, KPFK 92.7, COOP 102.7 FM, VOKRadio, Radio Payam,Radio Neda,KIRN 670Am,and Radio Zamaneh. She also participated in TV shows such as Didar, NITV,Andisheh(poyesh) to broadcast about culture, human rights and women’s right. Soraya is also a singer songwriter. She hopes that her songs can help raise awareness about the atrocities facing the people she is fighting for. Soraya is on the Advisory Board for the UN Women-USNC LA Chapter.

Fadia Afashe bio:
Artist Fadia Afashe proudly describes herself not only as a painter, but a writer, activist, and Syrian patriot. A native of Damascus, Syria, Afashe studied art with the renowned Syrian painter Adnan Abed Al- Rahman and graduated from the Ismail Institute of Art in 2000. And she had many national and international exhibitions. While immersing herself in the art world, Afashe also pursed a degree in Criminal Law at the University of Damascus and graduated in 2003. Afashe used her law degree to engage in causes advocating women's rights. She wrote "Suspended" (2011), a documentary about women exposing how the laws of rape in the Arab world leave women unprotected and disenfranchised. At the rise of the Arab Spring in the Middle East, Afashe left Damascus for the United Stated to pursue a fellowship at the Humphrey School for Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, which she completed in May 2012. Fadia's art became part of her activism to free her country Syria, and to give a voice for people who can't speak up for themselves through her painting.Fadia had 2 shows in Los Angeles for her painting about the revolution in Syria.

Amy Logan;
Author of The Seven Perfumes of Sacrifice. A thriller about the search for the origins of honor killing and the divine feminine in the Arab world. On a mission to empower women and girls to create a world where both men and women thrive, Amy is a global women’s human rights activist and speaker, working through online campaigns, social media and collaborative partnerships, and speaking to audiences from Los Angeles to Turkey. As a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, she has done leadership coaching with Amnesty International, UNICEF employees in Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau and Senegal, as well as endangered human rights defenders in Pakistan and Sudan. She has also consulted with UNESCO on ending honor violence. She is the Director of Content Marketing for Learning as Leadership, a 30-year-old leadership development and culture change organization. She coaches executives and consults with a variety of clients on marketing communications, content strategy, writing, and editing. Proud mother of a 12-year-old son, Amy enjoys dancing, hiking, biking and biohacking in the San Francisco Bay area. She is working on her next novel.

We encourage CAR POOLING and PUBLIC TRANSPORT! If you need or can offer a ride please post your location on our event wall!

543 N Fairfax
LA, CA 90036

There is FREE parking in the lot. Access to the lot is through the alley behind fairfax. Please park at the wall if you can.

Lets make the world more equitable and inclusive for all! 
BE a part of the CHANGE for global women and girls and become a UN WOMEN USNC-LA CHAPTER member now! 
$15 for students, $35 for 30 and under or 62 and over, and $50 for regular annual membership.

Amy Logan;

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