January 31, 2011
Noteworthy Blogs and News Announcements for the Month of January
“I think it’s very important to recognize that we are all human beings and that there are valuable perspectives from every culture.”
-Artist Shepard Fairey, in reference to the Women’s Voices Now Benefit Party for which he donated a suite of sold out prints.
Muslim Public Affairs Council
The Muslim Public Affairs Council, committed to developing leaders with the purpose of enhancing the political and civic participation of American Muslims, has profiled the WVN selection ”A Garden in Shigar.”
The Arab Detroit promoted Women’s Voices Now’s screenings from the WVN Short-Film Festival at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, which included two programs entitled “Collisions” and “Awakenings”, featuring films dealing with topics of tension, confrontation, and discovering one’s own identity.
Muslim Women In the Arts (MWIA) is a support group for Muslim women artists. Their main objectives are to enhance and promote high quality art and its marketing, to educate the general public about the creativity and talents of Muslim women artists, and to mentor Muslim youth towards the arts.