Beginning with our Mother’s Day Luncheon, and ongoing throughout the month of May and June, we are highlighting some of the North Texas community’s #GIRLBOSSES. Our definition of a #GirlBoss is a woman who serves as a leader to her community. She is Gifted, Impeccable, Respected, a Leader, Bold, Optimistic, Strong, and Smart!
Mona Abou-Sayed | BRIDGE by Mona
Erum Ali | Realty
Rola Ghasani | The Gift Stylist
Sheeza Mohsin | Counseling
Saba Nanjiani| RARE Learning
Please join us at TMWF’s 7th Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon on Wednesday May 9, 2018 at the DoubleTree by NorthPark. We will be celebrating and honoring all women role models that brighten our lives and improve our communities. TMWF has chosen three honorees from local DFW leaders whose work aligns with the mission of TMWF in its empowerment, promotion, and support of ALL women and their families for the ultimate goal of stronger communities.
Yulise Reaves Waters is a Dallas Assistant City Attorney and Community Courts Prosecutor. Her desire to strengthen communities led her to co-found the first felony community court in Dallas County, the Second Chance Community Improvement Program Court (SCCIP). The SCCIP community prosecutors work with law enforcement and community organizations to assist young criminal offenders through life and career counseling to help them rebuild their lives and become productive citizens. Ms. Reaves Waters’ dedication as a public servant has earned her various accolades and recognitions from the City of Dallas, her alma mater as a distinguished SMU alumna, the Dallas Business Journal’s “40 under 40” young professionals, and the Oak Cliff Community Development Corporation for helping to renew the Oak Cliff Dallas community.
Hala Halabi is ICNA Relief Dallas Refugee Services’ Director. She began as a volunteer in 2011 focusing on developing ICNA Dallas’s food pantry, refugee facilitation, and car donation programs. The success of these programs, established Ms. Halabi and ICNA Relief Dallas as a trusted partner in the local Arab communities. When Syrian refugee families arrived to the DFW area, Ms. Halabi was appointed as the Director of Refugee Facilitation. Her tireless efforts empowered the newcomers’ to successfully settle and integrate into their new community.
Aisha Waheed is the Chairman and Chief Operations Officer of Maruf, a non-profit refugee resettlement organization in the DFW area. In its 12 years of existence, Maruf has resettled 2000 families (7500 individuals) locally. Ms. Waheed is dedicated to help her Maruf clients heal after their traumatic experiences of war and displacement. MARUF has established a four-month program that provides financial support, housing, medical assistance, education, and employment. The program’s goal is to help clients heal by establishing a sense of stability, security, and independence through learning skills for their self-empowerment. Ms. Waheed leads a team of volunteers who share her passion and dedication to advocate for social justice by “putting their faith into action” and serving those in need.
April is the month during which we raise awareness of sexual assault. We invite you to educate yourselves with the facts. Sexual assault affects everyone – women, men and children. Click here to learn more about how you can use your voice to promote safety, respect and equality and stop the violence before it starts.
April also marks the annual celebration of Poetry. Beginning in 1996, the American Academy of Poets organized the event which has become the largest literary celebration in the world. On April 2, we featured Tarfia Faizullah, author of Seam and Registers of Illuminated Villages on our Peace in the Home show. Throughout the month, we’ll be featuring the work of other Muslim poets. To learn how you and your family can participate in the month click here.
Greetings friends and supporters,
A quick note to let you know that our weekly live radio show, Peace in the Home, is moving to Mondays beginning April 2, 2018. Our show will be available to you live on Mondays, and the live show will be aired again every Friday at 2pm. We work hard to bring you inspiring guests and conversations, so don’t miss it! Peace in the Home, live on Mondays from 1-2p and rebroadcast on Fridays at 2p on Radio Azad. You can find on Radio Azad at 870AM.
April is both National Poetry Month and National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We are kicking off the month with award-winning poet Tarfia Faizullah as our first guest for April. She was educated at UTAustin and Virginia Commonwealth University (MFA) and currently teaches at the University of Michigan. Her first book of poetry, Seam, won the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry – First Book Award. She has released a new book of poetry titled Registers of Illuminated Villages. While Ms. Faizullah will be our only poet featured live on the radio, we will be featuring Muslim Poets on social media and here on the website throughout the month of April.
Later in the month, we’ll host Curtis Howard, Legal Advisor to the Plano Police Department. Mr. Curtis is a former Assistant District Attorney for Collin County where he prosecuted over 1000 cases. Howard’s most rewarding work was working with victims of child abuse.
We offer our thanks to Radio Azad for their continued support of our show.
Save the date for our 7th Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 11:30 – 1:30 PM at the Double Tree near Northpark.
Individual ticket: $100
Table of 10: $950
The 7th Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon will celebrate and honor local women who are entrepreneurs ad business leaders. We are currently taking submissions for local business-women who would like to distribute their promotional business materials to our guests. It’s a wonderful opportunity to showcase one’s business to 300 guests and gain more exposure to the community, all while donating to a good cause. More information here.
The opportunity to provide sponsorship is also available, more information here.
Tickets, tables, program features, and sponsorships available for online purchase here.
Our Executive Director Dr. Hind Jarrah was featured on NBC5 DFW’s live Facebook feed on November 16, 2017. The live interview was part of NBC DFW’s week of awareness on domestic violence. Watch the videos below and see more resources on the NBC DFW website by clicking here.
Join us for our 13th Annual Fundraising Gala on January 27, 2018 featuring keynote speaker Imam Khalid Latif!
Get a chance to speak with Imam Khalid at our VIP reception at 5PM by purchasing VIP tickets. Program begins at 6:30PM
General admission tickets are $50, VIP tickets are $100. See below for purchasing instructions.
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Congratulations to Shafaq Ahmad, IARS Artist, on being recognized as a Diversity Champion for Global Arts by the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce on October 27. Congratulations Shafaq!
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!