Muslim women need to stand up and straighten their backs, says Soraya Deen, a California-based international activist, lawyer and lead organizer for Women’s Initiatives at the OMNIA Institute for Contextual Leadership. She is the founder of the Muslim Women’s Speaker’s Movement.
Here are the topics of her must-listen conversation with Clarion’s National Correspondent Shireen Qudosi:
What does Omnia do (contextual challenges)?
How do you approach contextual leadership with failing imams, such as Zaytuna’s Imam Zaid Shakir?
How do we push past 7th century rights for 21st century women?
What are three things women do to become leaders in mosque spaces?
Do we really need more mosques?
Femininity in power
A vision for Muslim Women’s Speaker’s Bureau
Allies in a bold initiative for uplifting powerful Muslim voices.
How do you encourage women to be bold
Setbacks and pitfalls in the pushing forward a collective consciousness
Building an international network of women activists