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International Women’s Day Event
Mina Al-Oraibi, Assistant Editor in Chief, Asharq Alawsat
Friday 6 March,
Lecture 6.30pm to 7.30pm, drinks reception 7.30pm
RCH/037 lecture theatre, Ron Cooke Hub, Heslington East
International Women’s Day 2015 is a chance to celebrate the achievements of women while, at the same time,recognising the work that still needs to be done. The University of York is pleased to be part of the thousands of people and organisations that are celebrating this important day.
On 6 March we are delighted to welcome Mina Al-Oraibi to give a talk and Q&A session entitled ‘Faith and Identity: How can a Muslim woman navigate the stereotypes? Mina will explore the relationship between faith and identity from her own personal perspective as a professional Muslim woman who has, until now, avoided any association between her faith and her profession. However, with the rise of fanaticism, Mina will explore whether there is a need for women like her to take a more public role in challenging fundamentalism.
Mina Al-Oraibi is the Assistant Editor in Chief of Asharq Alawsat, the international pan-Arab daily newspaper. She took on this role in November 2011, after completing her assignment as Washington DC Bureau Chief for Asharq Alawsat.
Mina often has assignments in the Middle East, Europe and the United States. Among her recent work has been covering UN efforts for a ‘freeze’ to the conflict in Syria, along with high profile interviews including US Special Envoy to Counter ISIS General John Allen, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki. She is also a regular guest contributor on radio and television news programmes, including BBC World Service and CNN.
An Iraqi-Briton, Mina was born in Sweden and raised in Iraq, Australia and Saudi Arabia, before moving to the United Kingdom. She was awarded a Distinction for her MA History Dissertation on the 1958 coup d’etat in Iraq from University College London, where she also completed her BA in History.
Mina has been a member of the Global Agenda Council on the Middle East since 2010; she was named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and is a Special Advisor to the board of Global Dignity.
If you would like to attend, please download a ticket via http://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/public-lectures/spring-2015/faith-identity/
Venue: Friends Meeting House, Friargate, York , YO1 9RL
Date: Sat 7th March Time: 2pm –3.30pm Cost: donation of £5/£3-50
Contact: Rowena Field 01904 656504 email@example.com
The afternoon will include video footage of both the Tibetan Women’s
Association and also of Tibetan women talking about life as refugees in
India as well as the brutality of life under the Chinese regime in Tibet.
Tibetan handicrafts, made by women, will also be on sale.
Venue: Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Rd, York YO23 1BW
Date: Sat 7th March Time: 2-4pm
Cost: £2.50 incl. tea & cake & documentary of the work of Khwendo Kor
Contact: Marilyn /Polly/ Penny 01904 702060 / 705752 / 659574 firstname.lastname@example.org www.frok.org.uk