Events

 
The HEARTfelt Conversation:
Moms & Daughters on Faith, Sex, and Relationships

HeartfeltConversation When: Sunday Aug 13, 2016 10-2 pm
Where: Institute of Knowledge

Cost: Free, but registration required. Lunch included.
Register today at: heartfeltconvo.eventbrite.com

UMMA Clinic and HEART Women & Girls are thrilled to bring you a unique mother-daughter workshop. Join us for an interactive workshop led by HEART Women & Girls. An important opportunity for both mothers and daughters to come together and learn how to communicate effectively on sensitive topics.

Faith in Action

Preventing & Responding to Sexual Violence in Faith Communities 

HEART_FIA_FlyerWhen: Sunday April 10,  2016 10-4pm
Where: American Islamic College
Cost: Free, but registration is REQUIRED, lunch included; $20 suggested donation
Register today at: svinterfaithtraining.eventbrite.com
Program: Faith in Action Program

Why: According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are victims of sexual abuse by the age of 18. Join us for a day-long training targeting community & faith leaders, educators, social services providers and other interested individuals to gain an in-depth understanding of the issue and what we can do to work toward prevention. The goals of this training are the following:

  1. To raise awareness about the prevalence of sexual violence in faith-communities, with a particular focus on Muslim communities.
  2. To learn from other faith communities to create strategic, sustainable, and victim-centric approaches that address and prevent sexual violence.
  3. To increase the number of anti-sexual assault advocates in faith communities, with a particular focus on Muslim communities.

Featuring local and national experts such as HEART Women & Girls, Sumaya Abubaker (Rahma Network), Suzanne Healy (Archdiocese of Los Angeles) Arab American Family Services, Barbara Blaine from Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), and many more. Reserve your tickets today!

Brought to you in part by Anne Germanacos and the Interfaith Youth Core, and co-sponsored by HEART Women & Girls, the American Islamic College and the Center for Urban Research & Learning at Loyola University.

Breaking Taboos
Empowering Safe Spaces for Sexuality & Health

When: Sunday February 28, 2016 1-5pm
Where: Loyola University
More details: email Nadiah@heartwomenandgirls.org for more information.
Why: We find that Muslim youth – in particular young women – fall within a wide spectrum of knowing very little about their own sexuality and sexual health to being very comfortable with the topic – whether you’re informed or under-informed, this event creates a space to talk about it and learn in honest conversation with trained professionals. The event also trains college-age Muslim women how to create these much needed safe spaces for these conversations in our communities. Join us in making this change and learning more!

Breaking Taboos
Empowering Safe Spaces for Sexuality & Health

When: Friday, October 24, 2015 6-8pm
Where: Tufts University Interfaith Center, 58 Winthrop St, Medford, MA
Who: anyone who identifies as a Muslim [college-aged] woman
Why: We find that Muslim women fall within a wide spectrum of knowing very little about their own sexuality and sexual health to being very comfortable with the topic – whether you’re informed or under-informed, this event creates a space to talk about it and learn in honest conversation with trained professionals. The event also trains college-age Muslim women how to create these much needed safe spaces for these conversations in our communities. Join us in making this change and learning more!

Register today!
Talking to Your Child About Sexual Abuse: A Webinar for Muslim Parents

When: April 29, 2014 8:30PM CST

Cost: Free

Register today: webinarsexualabuse.eventbrite.com

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Join this important discussion as you learn about why it is important to speak with Muslim children about sexual abuse and tips on how to start this difficult conversation. In this informative 60-minute webinar, HEART facilitators will take you through the following:

  • Background & statistics on the prevalence and frequency of child sexual abuse
  • Myths and misinformation on sexual abuse
  • the importance of educating youth in the Muslim community, and
  • much, much more!

Register today! Once you register, we will send out the webinar invitation through join.me.

Questions? Please contact heartwg@gmail.com

Creating Safe Spaces: Empowering the Muslim Woman’s Reproductive Health Experience

HEART Women & Girls and Advocates for Youth are thrilled to host a training on creating safe spaces. This event seeks to bring Muslim college women together to teach them the important skill of creating safe spaces in their communities. Come be a part of this pioneering effort, and help inform future HEART programming.

When: April 19, 2014

Time: 10-1, 9:30 registration required

Where: University of Chicago, Harper Memorial Library, 1116 E 59th St, Room 103

Cost: Free

Who: Anyone who identifies as a Muslim [college age] woman

Register today at hwgsafespaces.eventbrite.com

Refreshments will be served

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Sex Education for Muslim Youth: Understanding its Challenges & Opportunities

HEART Women & Girls, Advocates for Youth & the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health are thrilled to host a workshop for educators and adult allies interested in learning about sex education for Muslim youth. This event seeks to bring educators and adult allies together to understand the challenges and opportunities of providing sex education to Muslim communities. Come be a part of this pioneering effort!

When: April 23, 2014

Time: 10-1, 9:30 registration required

Where: ICAH, 226 S Wabash Suite 900, Chicago, IL

Cost: Free

Register today at sexedformuslims.eventbrite.com

Refreshments will be served

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Sharing our Stories: A Workshop to Understand the Muslim Woman’s Reproductive and Mental Health Experience

Testimnial: “Sharing Our Stories” was an intimate workshop for college aged and professional women which focused on how our personal stories about health shape the attitudes we have towards taking care of our bodies. One of my largest take away from the program was after our guest facilitator, Nura Maznavi, one of the co-editors of “Love, InshAllah” and “Salaam, Love”guided us through a reflective writing exercise. Something I personally struggle with is engaging in self-care. Although on some level I know I need to exercise more, eat healthy and have a creative outlet for my emotional energy, I am not always consistent. I’ve found that engaging in these healthy practices and taking care of yourself is a life-long and variable process. “Sharing Our Stories” was also a powerful event in that although every woman’s definition of health and comfort level in sharing differed, HEART facilitators were able to create an environment of non-judgment and understanding about our unique experiences. Although this workshop had a storytelling lens, HEART has also done a number of workshops promoting fitness, exploring self-esteem, bullying and sexuality.
– Alia Azmat, Naperville, IL

When: February 1, 2014
Time: 10-5, registration begins at 9:30
Where: University of Chicago (exact location, TBA)
Cost: Free!
Who: Anyone who identifies as a Muslim woman (college-age)

Registration required! Register today! www.hwgstories.eventbrite.com

LUNCH INCLUDED!

Purpose: This event seeks to create a safe space to bring Muslim college women together to reflect on and share their experiences with reproductive and mental health. Come be a part of this pioneering effort, and help inform future programming!

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