AMWA’s Annual Programs

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Ladies Night:  Royal Palace Indian Cuisine, 77 Knollwood Rd.White Plains, NY 10607. $20 Admission Charge Dinner, Boutiques and Much More! Contact: mail@amwa.usTeacher workshop: Earmarked for social studies teachers and is held during the annual NY Public School Teachers Conference. Its goal is to increase teacher awareness, share material and teaching strategies on Islam and its diverse culture.
March 22-24 at NYSCSS, Saratoga Springs, NY
Contact: mail@amwa.usHealth Awareness Program:“Learn about Alzheimer “Dr. Naveed Iqbal, MD.At Turkish Cultural Center,133 East Main St Ste 101 Elmsford, NY 10523-Wednesday, April 25 2012 at 6:30-8:30pm-FREE, all are Welcome.Contact: Nasreen Hussain and Fozia Qureshi at mail@amwa.us

Summer Interfaith Luncheon: This event is open to the community during which a guest speaker is invited to speak and engage with the audience regarding various topics on Islam as a way of life. This gives AMWA a chance to show our appreciation to chose who cannot come during evening.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Representatives from the 3 Religions will discuss, from the Bible, Torah and the Qu’ran at YWCA in White Plains, from 11:30-2pm. $15 each.

Community Ramadan Project To increase Muslim visibility in our community and to draw the essence of Ramadan. All donation will go to local shelters, food panty and soup kitchens, on behalf of Muslims in Westchester/Rockland community. July-August

Interfaith Movie: Scarsdale Library Sunday, October 7th from 2-5pm FREE      Contact: mail@amwa.us

DV Education Program: In partnership with “Westchester County Office for Women” and YWCA of White Plains and Central Westchester. AMWA has an educational program for women in our community so that they will be better informed about issues affecting them and to grant them access to resources that can improve their life.Contact: mail@amwa.us

ACS Walk: 3rd Sunday, October 21,2012.Contact: mail@amwa.us

Project S.H.A.R.E: Family style “Thanksgiving Dinner” for needy/homeless men, women and children-help prepare and server. November 19-20 2012.Contact: mail@amwa.us

Tenth Anniversary Dinner: Join AMWA on Sunday December 2, 2012.                 Contact Shahida Qadir at shahida.nq@gmail.com or mail@amwa.us

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[expand title=”2011 Events”]January 16, 2011
MLK Concert-“Song of the Civil Rights Movement” program at Good council, White Plains, NY
AMWA sponsor programJanuary 17, 2011
MLK Breakfast, at Crown Plaza, WP
AMWA Supported programJanuary 31, 2011
Bronxville High School –“Islam” by Fozia KhanFebruary 5, 2011
MLK program at Manhattanville College
AMWA sponsor programMarch 30, 2011
Hall of Fame Luncheon-support “Office for Women”
AMWA Supported program

March 31, 2011
An Evening with AMWA
Get to know AMWA’s upcoming events and how to participate
How to get involve in our community
Guest Speaker: Julie Davis Carran
Vendors/Food/Ladies ONLY
At 6 PM -Royal Palace Indian Cuisine
77 Knollwood Rd,White Plains, NY 10607

April 13, 2011
Melrose School Brewster-“Islam” by Fozia Khan

April 17, 2011
Empty Bowls Fundraiser (for Project S.H.A.R.E)
Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
Hand made ceramic bowl, made by AMWA ladies for Fundraiser

May 16, 2011
Mead School- “Islam” by Fozia Khan

June 1, 2011
Summer Interfaith Luncheon “Pluralism in the Scripture, Love thy neighbor like thyself” Representatives from the 3 Religions will discuss, from the Bible, the Torah and the Qur’an at YWCA, 515 North Street, White Plains NY, 10605
$15.00 per person 11:30-2pm

August 2011
Community Ramadan Project- “To increase Muslim visibility in our community and to draw the essence of Ramadan”
All donations will go to local shelters, food panty and soup kitchens

September 2011
10th anniversary program for 9-11
1-9/11 and its effects on the Muslim community and how do I envision the future by Dr.Hassan
Memorial United Methodist church
250 Bryant Ave. WP

2-Prayer at the local masjids from 1-2PM and welcome the community (HVICC, WMC and UWMS)

3-Reading verse from Quran by Dr.Hassan
Memorial service by clergy members
LYON PARK Putnam Avenue & King Street
Port Chester, NY 4-5PM

October 2, 2011
Interfaith movie “OUT OF CORDOBA” A discussion with director Jacob Bender will follow the screening
FREE and open to all, at Scarsdale Library, 2:30-4pm

October 5, 2011
“Women in relationships; from childhood and on” by Debra Gibson
Coco Alvi, Hope’s Door
Hamra Ahmad, My Sisters’ Place
Free and open to women ~ Lunch served
11:30 – 2 pm, Y W C A White Plains & Central Westchester
515 North Street-Reservations are required

October 11, 2011
Scarsdale/Hartsdale Women’s Council Fall Luncheon
AMWA Supported program

October 16, 2011
Join AMWA Ladies for Annual 5K, American Cancer Society Walk at Manhattanville College, 10am
AMWA Supported program

October 24, 2011
Interfaith Council of White Plains Fall Luncheon
AMWA Supported program

November 17, 2011
Diversity Breakfast at Manhattanville College
AMWA Supported program

November 18, 2011
“Thanksgiving services” at Pleasantville Synagogue
AMWA Supported program

November 20, 20211
“Thanksgiving services” at Beth-El
AMWA Supported program

November 21-22, 2011
Project S.H.A.R.E-AMWA ladies helped preparing “Thanksgiving Dinner” and helped severed over 300 needy/poor
AMWA Supported program

November 22, 2011
Albert Lenard Middle School, Armonk, “Diversity Day”
“Islam” by Fozia Khan

December 4, 2011
Awards Dinner “Challenges facing Women of faith” by Daisy Khan, Executive Director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA)
Honorees -Julie Carran, Community Activist, Co-chairperson Westchester Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute for Nonviolence –
Honorees Rev. Carole Johannsen, An Episcopal priest and director of pastoral care at Phelps Memorial Hospital
Doubletree
455 South Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591

December 5, 2011
Byram Hills HS -“Islam” by Fozia Khan.

December 9, 2011
Teacher workshop: WLHCSS at Crown Plaza
“Content and Strategies for Teaching about Islam” by Audrey Shabbas. This session provided some important concepts in understanding Islam and best of all, – strategies for teaching these concepts. . . hands-on and lots of hand-outs! FREE book and materials for the S.S teachers that attended
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[expand title=”2010 Events”]January 18, 2010
MLK Breakfast, at Crown Plaza, WP
AMWA Supported programJanuary 22, 2010
Summit High School-“Islam-101” by Fozia KhanJanuary 27, 2010
An Evening with AMWA
Learn about AMWA program and Project Share
Vendors/Food/Ladies ONLY
At 6:30 PM-Royal Palace Fine Indian Cuisine
77 Knollwood Rd, White Plains, NY 10607February 6, 2010
MLK program at Manhattanville College
AMWA Sponsor ProgramMarch 4, 2010
Teacher’s Workshop: New York State Social Studies Conference (NYSSSC) “The Legacy of Timbuktu: Africa’s Literary” by Audrey Shabbas at Rye Town Hilton, NYMarch 5, 2010
NYSSSC “Medieval Banquet in the Alhambara Palace” and “Content, Strategies for Teaching about the Arab World, Islam”
By Audrey Shabbas at Rye Town Hilton, NYMarch 11, 2010
Interfaith program-“The Practice of Islam” Dr. Hassan and
Shahana Hyder at N. Greenwich Center

March 18, 2010
Interfaith program-“The Role of Women in Islam” by Dr.Hassan
at N. Greenwich Center

March 26, 2010
Women Hall of Fame Luncheon at Rye Town, Hilton
AMWA Interfaith Supported Program

March 28, 2010
“Look good, Feel good, be Healthy”
Nutrition by Amy Hendler
Skin Care by Jaselle Tronsoco
“Look Better: Spiritually and cosmetically” by Dr. Hassan, MD
Fashion Show by Nime Jamal
Memorial United Methodist church

April 7, 2010
Lehman MSA- “Hijab day and lecture” by Dr. Hassan

April 12, 2010
Muslim/Jewish Cooking Program
Halal / kosher cooking and its benefits
Chef Center, Scarsdale, NY–6:30-8:30pm

April 14, 2010
Interfaith program-“Islam” by Dr. Hassan at Scarsdale Woman’s Club

April 26, 2010
Interfaith Council of White Plains spring Luncheon
AMWA Interfaith Supported Program

April 29, 2010
WESPAC dinner at WP woman’s Club
AMWA Interfaith Supported Program

May 11, 2010
MLK, Award and Fundraising diner at Unitarian Church, NY
AMWA Interfaith Supported Program

May 16, 2010
Interfaith movie “Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think” Panel Discussion after with Rev. Joe Agne, Rabbi Mark Sameth, Dr, Hassan and Daniel Tutt
FREE-open to all, at Phelps’s Auditorium……5pm

May 22, 2010
Mamapolozza at Vallaha Kescio Park
AMWA Supported Program

June 2, 2010
Summer Interfaith Luncheon “Here to Hereafter in the Scriptures” Representatives from the 3 Religions will discuss, from the Bible, the Torah and the Qur’an at YWCA, 515 North Street, White Plains NY, 10605
$15.00 per person 11:30-2pm

August/September 2010
Community Ramadan Project- “To increase Muslim visibility in our community and to draw the essence of Ramadan”
All donations will go to local shelters, food panty and soup kitchens

October 3, 2010(second showing)
Interfaith movie “Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think” Panel Discussion after with Rev. Carol Huston, Rabbi Richard Jacobs, Dr. Hassan and Daniel Tutt
FREE at Scarsdale Library ……2pm

October 4, 2010
Muslim in US: “CAIR” by Ryan Maloney at W.P Library
AMWA Interfaith Supported Program

October 6, 2010
Parents Dealing with Teens in Relationship & Women’s self Care from a Middle Eastern, African and South Asian Perspective By Robina Niaz, Founder/Executive Director of Turning Point
Raman Kaul MD, President of AWAKE
Coco Alvi, Hope’s Door
Hamra Ahmad, My Sisters’ Place
Free and open to women ~ Lunch served
11:30 – 2 pm, Y W C A, 87 South Broadway, Yonkers
Reservations are required

October 11, 2010
“Basic of Islam” by Dr.Hassan and
“What the convert are learning, about Islam” by Tom Wilentz
at Westchester Muslim Center.
AMWA Interfaith Supported Program

October 17, 2010
Join AMWA Ladies for Annual 5K, American Cancer Society Walk at Manhattanville College, 10am

October 18, 2010
Teacher workshop- Long Island Social Studies Conference (LISSC) “Content and Strategies for Teaching about the Arab World and Islam” and “The Legacy of Timbuktu: Africa’s Literary” by Audrey Shabbas .FREE book and materials for the S.S teachers that attended

October 18, 2010
“Commonalities in the Abrahamic Religions” by Fozia Khan
at Mt. Hope A.M.E Church, WP.
AMWA Interfaith Supported Program

October 25, 2010
“Cordoba Initiative” by Saba Rehman at Memorial United Methodist Church, WP
AMWA Interfaith Supported Program

October 27, 2010 (second program)
Parents Dealing with Teens in Relationship & Women’s self Care from a Middle Eastern, African and South Asian Perspective.
Sara Zaidi, Children’s Coordinator, Sanctuary for Families
Eliana Asif, Consultant and Esthetician
Coco Alvi, Hope’s Door
Hamra Ahmad, My Sisters’ Place
Free and open to women ~ Lunch served
11:30 – 2 pm, Y W C A White Plains & Central Westchester
515 North Street-Reservations are required

November 17, 2010
AJC Diversity Breakfast-AMWA ladies participated at annual diversity breakfast at Manhattanville College
AMWA Supported program

November 21, 2010
Thanksgiving Services- Dr.Hassan at Pleasantville C. synagogue

November 21, 2010
Thanksgiving Services -Farzana Habib Levy at First Hebrew Congregation

November 24, 2010
Thanksgiving services -Dr. Hassan at Union Church Pocantico Hill

November 22,-23, 2010
Project S.H.A.R.E -AMWA ladies helped preparing “Thanksgiving Dinner” and helped severed over 300 needy/poor dinners on 11/23/10

Dec. 5, 2010
AMWA’s Second Hajj Program: “Presentation on Hajj” By Dr. Hassan. 4-7 pm at Royal Palace, 77 Knollwood Road, Greenburgh, New York

December 9, 2010
Norwalk Community College – “Islam” by Dr. Hassan

December 19, 2010
AMWA participated in Christmas program
Surah Maryam 15-33
Firyal & Sumaiya Salih
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[expand title=”2009 Events”]January 19, 2009
MLK Breakfast, at Crown Plaza, WP
AMWA Supported programJanuary 23, 2009
Melrose schools- “Islam 101” by Fozia KhanFebruary 7, 2009
MLK program at Manhattanville College
AMWA SponsorFebruary 27, 2009
Masjid Al-Noor- “Volunteer in Islam” by Dr.Hassan
“Dating in Islam” Br. Ryan MeloneyMarch 18, 2009
Oceanside High school/Human Relationship Day
“Islam 101” by Fozia KhanMarch 27, 2009
Women Hall of Fame Luncheon at Rye town, Hilton
AMWA SupportApril 2, 2009
Teacher’s Workshop-New York State Social Studies Conference-“Contemporary Hot-Button Issues” Sr. Susan Douglass at Saratoga Springs City Center in Saratoga, New York
FREE book and material hand –out.

April 3, 2009
Teacher’s Workshop – (NYSSSC) “Basic Belief and Practice in Islam” and “Historical Issues” Sr. Susan Douglass at Saratoga Springs City Center in Saratoga, New York. FREE book and material hand –out.

April 3, 2009
“Stand Against Racism”-Fozia Khan at YWCA

April 19, 2009
Annual Community Health Awareness Forum for Women Learn how you can reduce your risk of Cancer and other diseases.
FREE for ladies only -3:00-5:30pm at Westchester Muslim Center,22 Brookfield Rd, Mount Vernon, NY

April 19, 2009
WESPAC Dinner
AMWA Support

April 20, 2009
An Evening with AMWA
Get to know AMWA’s upcoming events
How to get involve in our community and Learn about Code pink
At 6:30 PM-Royal Place Fine Indian Cuisine
77 Knollwood Rd, White Plains, NY 10607

April 27, 2009
Interfaith Council of White Plains Fall Luncheon
AMWA Interfaith Supported Program

April 29, 2009
Support WAFA House Fundraiser
AMWA Supported Program

May 3, 2009
An Evening of Poetry & Comedy
Poetry performance by Br. Dash
Comedy performance by Sr.Maysoon
Vendors/food/fun
Memorial United Methodist Church
250 Bryant Ave, White Plains, NY
4-6pm -Tickets: $20 per person

May 7, 2009
Graymoor, Spiritual Center- “Getting to Know each other” by Dr. Hassan

May 11, 2009
Women Federation- “Islam 101”by Dr. Hassan at Belverda

June 3, 2009
Summer Interfaith Luncheon“The Messiah in the Scriptures”
Representatives from the 3 Religions will discuss, from the Bible, the Torah and the Qur’an at YWCA, 515 North Street, White Plains NY, 10605
$15.00 11:30-2pm

September, 14, 2009
Interfaith Movie “Cites of Light”
FREE-6-9pm
Memorial United Methodist church

September 25, 2009
The Universal Peace Federation-” Overcoming our differences” by Dr. Hassan

October 4, 2009
Long Island for the annual Bangladeshi conference
“Physiology and Psychology of Youth” by Dr. Hassan

October 18, 2009
Join AMWA Ladies for Annual 5K, American Cancer Society Walk at Manhattanville College, 10am

October 20, 2009
Ages and Stages of a Women’s Life from a Middle Eastern, African and South Asian Perspective, By Sujata Warrier
Coco Alvi, from Hope’s Door
Hamra Ahmad, from My Sisters’ Place
Free and open to women ~ Lunch served
11:30 – 2 pm, Y W C A, 87 South Broadway, Yonkers
Reservations are required

October 24, 2009
Manhattan school-“two views of “9/11” by Dr.Hassan and Nada Khalifeh

October 26, 2009
Turkish Cultural Center- “Muslim women and their rights” by Dr. Hassan

October 28, 2009(second program)
Protecting Children’s Health and Happiness in Middle East, Africa and South Asia Families by Emira Habiby Browne
Coco Alvi, Hope’s Door
Bincy Jacob, My Sisters’ Place
10:30 – 2 pm Y W C A – 515 North Street, White Plains
Reservations are required

November 23-24, 2009
Project S.H.A.R.E -AMWA ladies helped preparing “Thanksgiving Dinner” and helped severed over 300 needy/poor dinners
AMWA Supported program

November 23, 2009
Middle School, Armonk, “Diversity Day”
“Islam” by Fozia Khan

December 6, 2009
First Hajj Program; “Presentation on Hajj” By Dr. Hassan
4-7 pm, at Royal Place 77 Knollwood Road, Greenburgh, N Y
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[expand title=”2008 Events”]Jan.23, ‘08
AMWA’s Ladies NightFeb. 3, ‘08
Community Unitarian Church
“Basic Islam-101”by Fozia KhanFebruary 9, ‘08
MLK “9th Annual Conference and Community gathering”
Hip Hop for Peace at Manhatannville College
AMWA sponsorFeb. 13, ‘08
Church of St. Paul and St. Andrews
“Panel Discuss on Islam”
Manhattan Pastor, Deaco and Dr. HassanFeb. 13, ‘08
Episcopal Grace Church, Nyack
“Islam-Workshop” by Dr. HassanFeb. 14, ‘08
Somers High School
“Overview of Islam” by Fozia KhanFeb.15, ‘08
Somers High School
“Women in Islam” by Suneera Rahman

Feb. 27, ‘08
Episcopal Grace Church, Nyack
“Islam-Workshop#2” by Dr. Hassan

March 5, ‘08
Episcopal Grace Church, Nyack
“Islam-Workshop#3” by Dr. Hassan

March 9, ‘08
Congration M’Vakshe Verekh
“Panel Discuss on Islam & Culture”
By AMWA participants

March 12, ‘08
Episcopal Grace Church, Nyack
Islam-Workshop#4 by Dr. Hassan

March 17, ‘08
“Scarsdale Hartsdale Women’s Interfaith Council” Spring Luncheon
AMWA support

March 19, ‘08
Oceanside High School, LI
“Human relationship Day”
“Islam-101” by Fozia khan

March 26, ‘08
Comsewogue High School, LI
“Islam-101” by Fozia Khan

March 28, ‘08
“Women Hall of Fame Award Luncheon”Rye Town Hilton
AMWA support

March 28, ‘08
“White plains Interfaith Council” Spring Luncheon
AMWA support

March 30, ‘08
“AMWA’s Health Awareness Program” in partnership with the American Caner society at HVICC

April 3, ‘08
New York State Conference Social Studies, Buffalo
AWMW’s Table-hand out FREE book and materials
Omaima Aboul-Saoud
Shahida Qadir

April 4, ‘08
Teachers Workshop, New York State Conference Social Studies, Buffalo. “Belief &Practice of Islam” by Susan Douglas

April 5, ‘08
Teachers Workshop, New York State Conference Social Studies, Buffalo. “Contemporary Hot button Issues &Cultural Interaction between East/West” by Susan Douglas

April 8, ‘08
William Floyd High School, LI
“Islam-101” by Fozia Khan & Omaima Aboul-Saoud

April 10, ‘08<
Glen Clove High School, LI
“Islam-101” by Fozia Khan & Omaima Aboul-Saoud

April 14, ‘08
Somers Library
“Basic Islam and Women in Islam” by Dr. Hassan & Suneera Rahman

April 17, ‘08
SUNY New Palty, “Concert and Comedy show” by MSA
AMWA sponsor

April 17, ‘08
Border, Immigration &Sanctuaries at Community Unitarian Church
AMWA support

May 17, ‘08
“Mamapalooza 2008”
Kensico Dam, Valhalla

May 29, ‘08
Summit High School, Nyack
“Islam-101” by Fozia Khan

May 30, ‘08
Seven Bridges Middle School, Chappaqua
“Islam & Similarity” by Dr. Hassan

May 30, ‘08
“YWCA Award luncheon” at Doral Arrorwood, Rye Brook
AMWA support

May 31, ‘08
United Methodist Church, Manhattan
“Panel discussion and Islam –101” by Dr. Hassan

June 4, ‘08
AMWA’s Summer Interfaith Luncheon
“3 Mary’s in the scripture” discussed from the Bible, the Torah and the Qur’an at YWCA, WP

June 6, ‘08
Seven Bridges Middle School, Chappaqua
“Islam 101”Dr.Hassan

June 10, ‘08
“Multi-Cultural approach to
Identifying and Assisting Victims of Domestic Violence”
School of Health, Vallaha

Aug. 14, ‘08
“Kick of Breakfast for ACS” Rye Town Hilton
Fozia Khan

Sept. 14, ‘08
AMWA’s Breaking of the Fast/Dinner-Ramadan Program
Colonial Terrace

Oct. 5, ‘08
St. Mary Church
“Islam 101” by Dr. Hassan

Oct. 14, ‘08
H.C. Crittenden Middle school
“Human Relationship Day” Islam byFozia Khan

Oct. 19, ‘08
AMWA ladies at ACS Walk, Manhattanville College

Oct. 28, ‘08
AM WA’s educational program “Stages of Women’s Life”
YWCA, white plains

Nov. 2, ‘08
“AMWA’S 5th Ann./ Award Dinner” at Colonial Terrace
Kate Charleston, social studies director of the Ossining School
Camille F. Murphy, founder and director of the Westchester County Office for Women, Reverend Steve Phillips of the United Methodist Church in Pleasantville, were honored for their devoted humanitarian work that has helped build bridges across various religions, races, and ethnic backgrounds.
Keynote speaker Sr. Zakia Mahasa the first American Muslim woman to be Master of Chancery.

Nov. 14, ‘08
Congregation Kol Ami
“Laugh in Peace”
AMWA support

Nov. 20, ‘08
Sarah Lawrence College
“End of Life Issues” by Dr. Hassan

Nov. 22, ‘08
White Plains Library
“Jerusalem Sky”
Kids program-part 1
AMWA support

Nov. 24, ‘08
“Project Share”
AMWA ladies Baked Pumpkin pies
MUMC, White Plains

Nov. 25, ‘08
“Project Share”
Serving Thanksgiving Dinner
Good Council, White Plains

Nov. 28, ‘08
White Plains Library
“Jerusalem Sky”
Kids program-part 2
AMWA support

Dec. 6, ‘08
WESPAC Craft Fair
MUMC, White Plains
AMWA support

Dec. 14, ‘08
Teachers Workshop, Westchester Social Studies Teachers Conference “Basic belief- practices in Islam” and “Contemporary Hot-button Issues” by Susan Douglass at Crown Plaza, White Plains. FREE book and materials hand out.
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