2nd Annual SoCal Women & Girls Retreat: ‘Making Our Voices Heard’

Los Angeles , CA: The Muslim Public Affairs Council announced Feb 15 it is partnering with the Islamic Center of Irvine and New Horizon Irvine for the 2nd Annual Women's & Girls Retreat focused on the theme “Making Our Voices Heard," which will take place on Saturday, March 15, in Irvine, CA.

“After the great success of last year's retreat, we are excited to once again invite women and girls aged 13+ to join us for an inspiring day of self-reflection, empowerment and fun,” said Edina Lekovic, MPAC’s Director of Policy and Programming. “This year, we are focusing on strengthening our vision for ourselves and making our voices heard in our community and the public square.”
Participants will be divided into four age groups and will rotate through a series of workshops where they will learn and engage in discussions about:

Defining Your Vision, Making Your Voice Heard, Supporting One Another to Move Forward, Staying Grounded through Spirituality.
The daylong retreat will feature keynote speaker Laila Karamally, the executive director of Developments in Literacy USA (DIL) , a nonprofit that strives to improve the state of education in Pakistan's underdeveloped, mainly rural areas.
The workshop instructors are: Metra Azar-Salem , a marriage and family counselor and professor at Claremont Lincoln University; Dina Eletreby , Head of New Horizon Irvine; Edina Lekovic , MPAC's Director of Policy and Programming; Amina Makhdoom , a high performance trainer and inspirational speaker; Leyla Ozgur, a doctorate in near Eastern languages and cultures and Arabic literature; and Sheikha Muslema Purmul , who received a degree from Al-Azhar University.

2nd Annual Women's & Girls Conference:
Making Our Voices Heard

WHO: Women and girls ages 13 and above
WHEN: Saturday, March 15, from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: New Horizon Irvine (1 Truman Street, Irvine, CA 92620)
COST: $45
Lunch will be provided.
Spaces limited - register today!
RSVP by March 13

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