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Muslim women’s association hosting online seminar empowering women

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Women’s Association Prairie Chapter is inviting women from all over the Prairies to an online seminar highlighting women’s essential role in building communities across the country.

“Women as Nation Builders” is a free interfaith webinar which Regional Outreach Coordinator Shazia Rehman says will support women all over Canada and help them build connections as the nation moves through the pandemic.

“In the time that we’re living in right now where we are facing unprecedented challenges, we believe women who work together, support and strengthen each other is exactly what our nation needs for us to be able to get through this.”

Guest speakers come from various backgrounds and faiths and will talk about their past experiences and the women who inspired them to reach the success they have today. They include Dr. Lillian Gadwa-Crier, an Indigenous educator and advocate for Indigenous education, Gurmit Kaur Sarpal, founder of the Royal Women Cultural Association, and Dr. Brenda Anderson, an Associate Professor at the University of Regina.

“If you only have one particular community or one particular viewpoint then you don’t learn from each other and you don’t build together. We believe it is very necessary to use the voices we have to support and strengthen all of us.”

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The seminar is scheduled for March 6th from 4 to 6 p.m., two days before International Women’s Day. Rehman says while it is important to celebrate women on the day they want everyone to recognize their work beyond that single day. Registration for the free online event can be done on the Eventbrite page.

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