WISE Newsletter - End of Year Update


Coming in Early 2017


400 pages.
60 expert contributors.
A research and evidence-based report.
Setting the record straight about Islam and Muslims.

Let's fight
extremism and Islamophobia
with experience, knowledge and good judgment.
Conferences & Forums
"Religion and Culture Panel" at the U.S. Conference on African Immigrant and Refugee Health
September 16, 2016 - East Elmhurst, NY

WISE Executive Director Daisy Khan moderated the "Religion and Culture" panel at USCIRH, during which experts discussed the influence of cultural and religious beliefs on attitudes about child care, female genital cutting, and the overall well-being of Africa immigrant women. Pictured here with conference organizers Ramatu Ahmed and Margaret Korto.
UN Women Launches "Making Every Woman and Girl Count"
September 21, 2016 - United Nations, New York, NY

Daisy Khan attended the launch of a new public-private partnership by UN Women to support its flagship programme, "Making Every Woman and Girl Count," which will invest resources in countries to generate and use gender data with a eye towards implementing policies that meet the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
CENS Workshop on Countering Extremism: CVE on the Frontlines
September 26-27, 2016 - Singapore

Daisy Khan presented at the Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS) workshop on "Challenges of Community-Led CVE Programs," in which she discussed the process of creating the WISE Up Report.
"Women in Peace Processes" at the 2nd International Women and Justice Summit
November 26, 2016 - Istanbul, Turkey
Daisy Khan presented WISE Up at the "Women and Peace Processes" panel during the International Women and Justice Summit, co-organized by the Turkish Ministry of Family and Social Policies and KADEM (The Women and Democracy Association).

"Preventing Extremist Narratives" at the 4th Annual Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Conference
December 4, 2016 - Drew University, Madison, NJ

Daisy Khan conducted a workshop on preventing extremism. Pictured here with actress Milana Vayntrub, an advocate for Syrian refugees (www.CantDoNothing.org). Click here and here for coverage of the SOSS Conference.
Foundation for Ethnic Understanding Luncheon with Norman Lear
September 15, 2016 - New York, NY

The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU) hosted a private luncheon with television and film producer Norman Lear to discuss its successful model of partnership and how they build a coalition to fight Islamophobia through its Muslims Are Speaking Out (MASO) campaign.
Click here to learn more about the campaign.
AJC-Sponsored Jewish-Muslim Sukkot Dinner
October 20, 2016 - Bet Am Shalom Synagogue, White Plains, NY
AJC Westchester/Fairfield welcomed 30 Muslims from various associations to a private Sukkot dinner. Pictured here, is Rabbi Lester Bronstein, who explained that the welcoming of 'ushpizin,' or holy guests, into the sukkah is a time-honored Jewish sacred tradition.

CECF's 2016 International Observer Program: "Muslims in America: Community Democracy, Interfaith and Political Participation"
November 4, 2016 - New York, NY

WISE hosted a discussion forum with 10 delegates for the Civilizations Exchange & Cooperation Foundation's International Observer Program. The delegates, visiting from Egypt, asked questions about freedom of religion in America, Muslim women's activist work, and Muslim political participation.
White House Interfaith Briefing
Monday, November 28, 2016 - Washington, D.C.

Daisy Khan joined national interfaith leaders at the White House to discuss the future of interfaith cooperation in the upcoming administration.
U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Program - "Women Leaders: Promoting Peace & Security"
Daisy Khan met with a group of nine women delegates to discuss how WISE works to empower Muslim women and to amplify their voices and role in peacebuilding. She shared her experiences working with faith leaders in New York and around the world, and in advocating in the national media on behalf of American Muslim communities.
 Special Events
National day of Hungary Reception
October 17 2016 - United Nations, New York, NY

Daisy Khan attended the National Day of Hungary reception marking the 60th anniversary of the 1965 Revolution, hosted at the United Nations. Pictured here with H.E. Ambassador Katalin Annamaria Bogyay.
Book Signing Event for My Halal Kitchen by Yvonne Maffei
November 4, 2016 - New York, NY

Daisy Khan attended a book signing event for Yvonne Maffei's My Halal Kitchen. Pictured here with the author. Get your copy here.
American Muslim Women's Association's 15th Anniversary Dinner
November 6, 2016 - Tarrytown, NY
AMWA hosted their 15th Anniversary dinner in which they honored inspiring women and their journeys to success. Pictured here with Dr. Majhabeen Hassan, the speaker of the evening.
3rd Annual Islamic Relief USA Art Gala - Planting Seeds of Growth: Investing in Africa's Future
December 10, 2016 - New York, NY

Daisy Khan attended Islamic Relief USA's 3rd Annual Art Gala, benefitting their sustainability and development projects in Africa.
Live from America Podcast
October 5, 2016
Daisy Khan appeared on the Live from America Podcast, hosted by Hatem Gabr and Noam Dworman, to discuss ISIS recruitment with fellow guest Gulmina Mahmud. Listen here or watch here. To find out more about the podcast, click here.
Daisy Khan Op-Ed: "This Muslim New Yorker's Fight Against Extremism"
October 9, 2016

Daisy Khan penned an op-ed for Auburn Seminary following the Chelsea and New Jersey bombings. Click here to read.
CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call: Combating Extremism and Islamophobia in the United States
October 26, 2016
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) hosted a Religion and Foreign Policy Call in which Daisy Khan discussed Muslim community-led efforts to combat extremism and Islamophobia in the United States. Click here for the full audio recording and transcript.
Huffington Post Article on the Launch of Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council
November 17, 2016

Huffington Post featured an article on the launch of the new
Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council, of which Daisy Khan is a member.  Click
here to read her quote.
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