Back to school anxiety is a common experience for both parents and children. Summer is ending, and anxious feelings are normal for kids who are returning to school, changing schools or, if kindergartners, starting school for the first time.
Join professional counseler Heena Khan, of Uplift Counseling, to learn how you can help your child better manage these feelings. The workshop is free; however, you do need to register if you plan to attend. Please register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Since July 2, 2014, the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation has enjoyed a partnership with Radio Azad, 870 AM. Together with Radio Azad, we present a weekly radio show, Peace in the Home, where we host inspiring, fun and noteworthy guests. On the air, we talk about a wide variety of topics. Our guests have included authors, poets, scholars, activists in the fields of human rights and family violence, education, the arts, and nonprofit leaders in North Texas and beyond, to name just a few. Join us on the air. You might learn something new!
Coming August 23-28, 2018, TMWF’s Islamic Art Revival Series is pleased to present its new program, Connecting Pattern, a series of workshops exploring Islamic Art and geometric design and its connection across subjects including mathematics, science and nature, history, architecture, and cultural borders. Through a series of Educator Workshops, educators and administrators from all subjects and age groups will learn how to apply principles from Islamic geometry across the curriculum. For the public, a series of workshops are also available and open to all interested in Islamic art and its influences across the world.
Connecting Pattern 2018 is a collaborative effort with The Art of Islamic Pattern, and in partnership with Big Thought and the Creative Arts Center of Dallas.
The Connecting Pattern Educator Workshops 2018 are a series of TEKS and Common Core aligned 2-day workshops for educators of all levels and backgrounds (K-12, Community College, and University). Taught by a highly sought-after international team of artists from the Art of Islamic Pattern, these workshops will explore deeper structures and connecting patterns across cultures and histories, for use across the curriculum.
There are two dates for the 2-day intensive workshops:
Workshop fee is $200. Fee covers materials used in workshop, for participants to keep, and food for both days.
Please note registration is required prior to the event and prior to payment. You can register here: https://goo.gl/forms/sAQp2zNgXerHavUe2
Location: Big Thought
1409 S Lamar St #1015, Dallas, TX 75215
Discover how patterns of profound beauty and subtle complexity can be created from the simplest of means and develop practical skills in the arts and crafts of the Islamic world. In these unique skills-based classes, students use traditional methods to explore a range of classic Islamic designs from around the world and learn how to integrate freehand biomorphic motifs (Islimi/Arabesque) with geometric pattern.
Workshops will be held August 27 & 28th. Each session is 2.5 hours and participants are welcome to attend as many workshops as they would like.
August 27: 10AM-12:30PM, 2-4:30PM, 6:30-9PM
August 28: 10AM-12:30PM, 2-4:30PM, 6:30-9PM
Tickets are $55 per workshop session (including materials), or $300 for all six sessions. Purchase tickets and learn more here.
Location: Creative Arts Center Dallas
2360 Laughlin Dr, Dallas, TX 75228
We are so excited to be participating in North Texas Giving Day again! We are planning to add some new and fun giving experiences for our supporters for 2018! Look for more information coming soon. Please share and mark your calendars!
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.