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Say What?  Youth Speak…

One Youth Group member talks about what it was like to participate in a Turning Point Event >>

“I wrote a poem…and I read it out loud to everyone in the room, including extended family members.  I read that we too have relationships, feelings and broken hearts…It felt so good to talk about it…For some of the girls, it was such a big deal to let the mothers know what they are talking about and experiencing these real life issues…Some people in the audience were so happy that this came out and we were talking about these issues.  It was intense, and really powerful; even the psychiatrist who was there said ‘Wow, these girls are going through a lot’.” ~ Youth Group Member

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She Speaks! Voices of Hope, Strength and Compassion: Ramadan Iftar Event, September 2007

Youth group members helped to plan and coordinate our 2nd Annual Ramadan Fundraising Iftar.  We shared food, music and spiritual connections while remembering those who are most at need.  The event featured Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar, translator of The Sublime Quran, the first English translation of the Quran by an American Woman; and Khalid Latif, a young Muslim Chaplain at NYU, who gave a spiritual reflection on the rights of women, compassion and the importance of giving in Islam.

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