Announcing a new Meetup for Humanist Group of Central London!
What: The importance of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain - Maryam Namazie
When: October 15, 2008 6:30 PM
voluntary contribution: GBP2.00 per person
Where: Click the link below to find out!
Meetup Description: Maryam Namazie is the Spokesperson of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain. She is a rights activist, commentator and broadcaster on Iran, the Middle East, women's rights, cultural relativism, secularism, Humanism, religion, Islam and political Islam. She is also Spokesperson of Equal Rights Now-Organisation against Women's Discrimination in Iran; National Secular Society's 2005 Secularist of the Year award winner and an NSS Honorary Associate; producer of TV International English;Central Committee member of the Worker-communist Party of Iran; and co-editor of WPI Briefing. She is also involved in the Third Camp against US militarism and Islamic terrorism.
She has spoken at numerous conferences and written many articles on women's rights issues, violence against women, political Islam, and secularism - some of which have been translated into various languages.
Previously, Namazie was the elected Executive Director of the International Federation of Iranian Refugee, a refugee run organisation with 60 branches in 15 countries worldwide; founded the Committee for Humanitarian Assistance to Iranian Refugees (CHAIR); was the Human Rights Advocates Training Programme Coordinator at Columbia University's Centre for the Study of Human Rights in New York and the NYC Refugee Coordinator/ US National Steering Committee Member of Amnesty International. She also ran a refugee women's leadership training programme in NYC.
NEWS ABOUT AN EXCITING EVENT ON FRIDAY OCTOBER 10TH
The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain presents its first international conference:
Political Islam, Sharia Law, and Civil Society
International day against the Death Penalty
(Registration begins at 9am)
Conway Hall London
25 Red Lion Square WC1R 4RL
(Closest station: Holborn)
Speakers: Mina Ahadi, Mahin Alipour, Roy Brown, Andrew Copson, Richard Dawkins, Giles Enders, AC Grayling, Johann Hari, Ehsan Jami, Houzan Mahmoud, Rony Miah, Maryam Namazie, Taslima Nasreen, Fariborz Pooya, Terry Sanderson, Joan Smith, Bahram Soroush, Hanne Stinson, Hamid Taqvaee, Ibn Warraq, Keith Porteous Wood and Zia Zaffar. Event includes a comedy act by Nick Doody, Fitna Remade by Reza Moradi and Breaking the Taboo by Patty Debonitas.
GBP 40 statutory organisations/businesses; GBP 20 voluntary sector; GBP 10 individuals. Donations are welcome.
For a booking form, please contact:
Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain, BM Box 1919, London WC1N 3XX, UK
Tel: 07719166731, E-mail: [address removed] or download it from http://www.ex-muslim.org.uk/indexEvents.html
For more about Maryam and her activities go to:
Learn more here:http://crosscultural.meetup.com/39/calendar/8729454/