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TMWF Honored to Receive Social Work Award

At its Annual Program Meeting held in Dallas October 19-22, 2017, the Council on Social Work Education honored the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation with the 2017 Partners in Advancing Education for International (PIE) Social Work Award. “The CSWE Global Commission is delighted to recognize the foundation’s extraordinary achievement in international social work education.”

Congratualtions to the Foundation and to our dedicated Social Services Staff! 

We save lives everyday and heal the human soul! 

Save the Date!

We are so happy to announce that Imam Khalid Latif will be our special guest and keynote speaker for TMWF’s 13th Annual Fundraising Dinner on January 27, 2018. Imam Latif is the Executive Director of the Islamic Center at New York University and is the first Imam to be invited to serve as a Chaplain for the New York City Police Department. More infomation to follow. Save the date! 

Thank You for Making North Texas Giving Day a Great Success!

Thank you to all of our supporters and donors who gave so generously on North Texas Giving Day. TMWF raised $62,300! This is a 42% increase in giving from 2016’s North Texas Giving Day event.

We are so grateful for our supporters and generous donors. Your gifts make it possible for us to achieve our mission to create Peace In the Home here in North Texas. Thank you so much.

Hind Jarrah, Ph. D. selected as a “Maura Women Helping Women” Awardee

We are honored that TMWF’s Executive Director, Hind Jarrah, Ph.D. has been selected as one of the Dallas Women’s Foundation 2017 Leadership Award Recipients. The Maura Women Helping Women Awards are presented annually to exceptional leaders who have pioneered the way in improving lives for women and girls. She will be formally recognized at the Dallas Women’s Foundation Leadership Forum & Awards Dinner on May 9. Find out more: https://goo.gl/txJGBs.

 

TMWF PSA wins Studio Movie Grill Competition

Filmmaker Emily Miller, senior at Booker T. Washington High School, recently won Studio Movie Grill’s “Shared Stories Film Series and Competition” for her PSA on TMWF.  The competition focused on young female filmmakers and showcasing women’s issues. We congratulate Emily Miller and her teacher Niloo Jalilvand on the winning PSA and thank them for spreading awareness about our organization.

The PSA will show at all Studio Movie Grill locations across the DFW Metroplex. If you happen to see it, let us know!

Whirling Dervish Sama

This Saturday, April 22nd, the Islamic Art Revival Series invites you to Whirling Dervish Sama, a traditional Mevlevi ceremony inspired by the Sufi poet, Mevlana C. Rumi. The event will include poetry recitation, live music, and whirling dervish performance by Sheikh Kabir Helminski and his troupe.

The performance will begin at 8:00 PM at Hamon Hall in the Winspear Opera House. Tickets can be purchased at ticketdfw.com, or by phone at (214)-871-5000.

WHIRLING DERVISH SAMA
8:00 PM Saturday, April 22nd
Hamon Hall, Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora Street
Dallas, TX 75201

Join Us for Our Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon

Join one of the world’s leading experts in Islamic art, Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir, at our Mother’s Day Luncheon on Wednesday May 10, 2017.  Dr. Khemir will be presenting on “Islamic Art, Mirror of a Great Civilization”.

Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir, is an internationally renowned authority on the history of Islamic art from the seventh to the 19th centuries. Dr. Al Khemir believes strongly that Islamic art “has a role to play in our universal dialogue.”

We’re excited to announce that we will be honoring Gloria Terry, Chief Executive Officer Texas Council on Family Violence and Rebecca Egelston Caso, Plano Distinguished Leader for their work in Domestic Violence prevention. We are also honored to have Sheikh Omar Suleiman, Director of Yaqeen Institute join us as a special guest.

Purchase your ticket early to avoid disappointment! We look forward to seeing you there!

PS – Sponsorships available. Click here for more details or contact Mona Kafeel at 469-277-6272.

 

Raise $150,000 for our cause!

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We’re really excited to let you know that we’re a part of the NO MORE Challenge 2017.

It’s a friendly fundraising campaign launched by Verizon where organizations dedicated to ending domesticviolence and sexual assault compete to raise the most money with the top teams winning a grand prize cash.

It starts NOW till APRIL 11 and a TOTAL of $150,000 will be given away to organizations in the Challenge. We’re ready to raise as much money as we can so we can win BONUS PRIZES!

How You Can Help?

START YOUR CAMPAIGN TO FUNDRAISE FOR US!

As a passionate member of our community who believes in our mission, we know that you want to help out in any way you can. The best thing you can do is set up a fundraiser page. Donating is great, but if you can become a fundraiser and reach out to your entire network, the potential for raising more money increases drastically.

All you have to do is CLICK HERE and click ‘Fundraise for This Campaign.’

If you don’t have 30 seconds to spare, or for some reason can’t set up a fundraiser, we’ll be in touch to ask you for a donation when the Challenge begins. Every bit makes a difference, no matter how big or small. 

Check out the prizes you can help us win: http://nomorechallenge.crowdrisetoolkit.com/bonus-challenge…

Thank you in advance for your support. The next #PeaceChampion is YOU!

 

 

Hind Jarrah, Ph. D. selected as a “Maura Women Helping Women” Awardee

We are honored that TMWF’s Executive Director, Hind Jarrah, Ph.D. has been selected as one of the Dallas Women’s Foundation 2017 Leadership Award Recipients. The Maura Women Helping Women Awards are presented annually to exceptional leaders who have pioneered the way in improving lives for women and girls. She will be formally recognized at the Dallas Women’s Foundation Leadership Forum & Awards Dinner on May 9. Find out more: https://goo.gl/txJGBs.

 

Bringing Peace to Our Community

 

Assalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatu Allahi Wa Barakatuh (Peace be with you and God Blessings and God’s mercy),

We all are living critical times in history, and we are extremely anxious and worried for the days ahead. Yesterday, an Indian lady in Carrollton was stopped by the police and asked to prove her citizenship, she had to have her husband bring her passport! Few weeks ago one of our young kids in school was called a terrorist!

As members of a minority community, we are extremely saddened and worried by this turn in events. We keep hearing the news of so many un-American acts and actions against our own people as well as other minority groups, all suffering from increased bullying of children at schools, increased  attacks on houses of worship, increased discrimination and checks at border crossings and customs, increased ICE rounding and arrests and detentions, increased hate crimes and vandalism of Muslim and Jewish houses of worship (and cemeteries), increased bullying of LGBTQ communities, and increased interference and limitations on women’s freedom of choice and Women’s decision making abilities.

This is not the America or American values that we love and that we work for.

Here at TMWF we continue our work for Peace in the Home. We serve and advocate on behalf of ALL victims of Domestic Violence (DV) – from whatever race, ethnicity or faith they are – in every way we can. We provide all the services we can: case management, counselling, play therapy, 24 hour hotline, 24 hour crisis shelter, legal representation, financial empowerment. Yet sadly every month we turn away 30-40 victims calling for help, because our shelter is full and there is no room.  We need your help so that we can move our shelter clients to mid-housing while they learn to stand on their own, so we can have room in the shelter for victims who are in immediate danger.

We are doing everything we can to advocate on their behalf. We are raising awareness about DV with every community and with all ages, and on February 14 we were in Austin for the Texas Council on Family Violence Capital Day. We visited our representatives urging them to support the work of DV agencies. In 2015 the Texas statistics were daunting:

 

And since 20% of our clients are refugees, and majority of our community are immigrants, on February 3rd, we moderated a panel on refugee for legislative briefings in Austin on the refugee resettlement process, national security considerations, community support for refugees and refugee contributions to Texas. We  advocated for refugees in any capacity we could, in the media with the McQuisition report on KERA on January 22, in Austin with refugee agencies such as MOSAIC Family Services, and with the International Rescue Committee at Senator Cornyn’s office here in Dallas.

 

Refugee Resettlement Meeting in Austin, Texas

 

Our interfaith program is extremely active, and friends tell us that TMWF is always well represented at events throughout the Metroplex. On Sunday February 19th, we celebrated Black History Month at Masjid-al-Islam and learned about the Civil Rights movement in the USA, and also attended an Interfaith gathering with our Ahmadiyya Sisters. On Sunday February 26, we celebrated neighbors and friendship among Muslims and Christians in McKinney. This event was organized by the Outreach Committee of McKinney Islamic Association – Dr Shazia Anwar – and Trinity Presbyterian Church.

Black History Month Presentation at Masjid-Al-Islam, Dallas

On February 21st, we partnered with Ayesha Omar from BB&T Bank to educate our guests on Financial Management during our monthly luncheon.  And our Youth Group continued doing their good deeds with the seniors. Our Islamic Arts Revival Series is getting ready to open the Women’s Invitational Open Exhibit at the Eisemann Center March 1-March 26, 2017.

This wealth and diversity in programs and participation earned TMWF the privilege of being included in the Maura Women Helping Women and Young Leader Awards at the Dallas Women Foundation on May 9th, 2017. I hope you will join us to celebrate with us this great honor.

No matter how difficult the times are, or how anxious we feel, human compassion and friendship and care for one another makes things better for everyone involved, and throughout our history, TMWF has been specially effective in doing this. In these difficult times, the bright spots are the tremendous coming together of faith communities, social justice organizations, and the mobilizations of all groups to work together and organize and be vocal about their position. All are reaching out to their representatives and letting them know how they feel. This is absolutely critical, the local decisions  in the municipalities, city, county and state are the best determinants of how communities there will be treated and affected.

As you can see, TMWF is a unique organization, working for the good for all at so many levels,  There definitely is a program or service that you can support here, and we urgently need you to do this as soon as possible. Please consider donating to your favorite programs at TMWF.

May God keep you and your loved ones in his tender loving care!

Sincerely,
Hind Jarrah, Ph.D.
Executive Director

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