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Wednesday, June 16 • 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Service to the Community: Listen and Learn with Mona Kafeel, the Executive Director of the Texas Muslim Women's Foundation (On Demand)

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Join the World Religions Interest Group in listening to Mona Kafeel speak about how the Texas Muslim Women's Foundation supports all women and their families. About Mona: Mona Kafeel has dedicated her life and career to being a change maker. She currently serves as Executive Director at Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation Inc. (TMWF), a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women and their families through multifaceted programs. She is instrumental in creating domestic violence shelters that are trauma-informed and culturally specific. Her extensive work with the grassroots community has led her to serve on multiple advisory boards, including the Asian Advisory Committee to Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson and the Public Policy Commission of Texas Council on Family Council. The policy team researches, works, and eventually crafts the legislative agenda pertaining to intimate partner violence to ensure that survivor voices are included. Mona also serves on the Senior Advisory Board for senior citizens to the Mayor of the City of Plano. In this capacity, she advises the city council on the issues that are important to seniors living in Plano. She led a youth-led initiative in high schools across Dallas to educate /prevent teen violence. Mona created the Environmental Education Program for children in Plano ISD schools. At Texas Interfaith, she led the development of community programs serving at-risk children, seniors, and unemployed adults. A frequent presenter on diversity and inclusion, she has been training Dallas Fire Dept. new employees for the past 5 years on DEI.

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Beth Kumar

Director of Library Services, Graduate Theological Union - Flora Lamson Hewlett Library
I'm interested in management, open-access, reference, instruction, outreach, library marketing, and e-resources.
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Mona Kafeel

Executive Director, Texas Muslim Women's Foundation

Wednesday June 16, 2021 12:15pm - 12:45pm CDT