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An Evening with Mona Eltahawy (post Hurricane Sandy)

Muslims for Progressive Values

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

Washington, DC

An Evening with Mona Eltahawy (post Hurricane Sandy)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission (includes a surprise free gift) Ended $50.00 $3.74
Non-Profit Organizers Ended $40.00 $3.19
Student ticket holders must present valid student ID at the event with their ticket.
Ended $25.00 $2.37
Sponsor a student Ended $25.00 $2.37
Donation to MPV Ended
Press Ended $0.00 $0.00

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Event Details

Now rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy 

An Evening with

Mona Eltahawy

hosted by

Muslims for Progressive Values




Mona Eltahawy will be the keynote speaker at this             reception. The event is titled “Unshackling Islam from Patriarchy”. Given the assault of women’s reproductive rights, of the redefinition of rape, the fight for women’s rights in America seem all too familiar for American Muslim women. With the November 6th election in the horizon, this talk couldn’t be timelier. 

NEW: Imam Yahya Hendi, the chaplain at GeorgeTown University will give a few words to show support of our stance against patriarchical practises in Islam. 

We hope you will come join us where we are sure you will enjoy the talk, the Malaysian food, and a special musical performance by Ani Zonneveld from her new collection of songs “Islamic Hymns”.  




Arrival of Guests

7:00pm - 7:10pm


7:10pm - 7:15pm

Special screening of "Keep It Halal"


Mona Eltahawy

7:45pm - 8:00pm

Musical Performance


Reception Ends


About "Keep It Halal" (trailer)

We all know the power of video. We've seen how a hate inspired video made in the U.S. can inflame the Muslim world waiting for an excuse to hate back.

With "Keep It Halal" our goal is to defuse the level of distrust and misinformation with education, in simple digestible 2-5 minute segments on subjects such as Women’s rights, LGBT rights, the environment, governance and many other social and cultural issues that have corrupted the interpretation of Islam. We wish to inspire understanding and critical thinking in order for us to move peacefully forward for the good of humanity. Our topics will be thoroughly researched and in collaboration with artists and scholars.


Silent Auction Items*


  • National Georgraphic - 1001 Inventions - Discover the Golden Age of Muslim  Civilization (Book, Card Game, and 2 Tickets to Exhibit. Minimim bid $ 25
  • Handpainted Batik Robe. Minimum bid $20
  • Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting Religious Extremism in the Age of Globalization & Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East - Autographed Copies by Reza Aslan. Minimum bid $20
  • Phone Case, Cards and Bookmarks by local artist Nadia Janjua. Minimum bid $20
  • DC Chef's Table - Autographed Copy by Emily Goodstein. Minimum bid $20 

*The Silent Auction will be hosted the night of the event from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.



Deadline: October 26, 2012, 6:30 PM ET

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Have questions about An Evening with Mona Eltahawy (post Hurricane Sandy)? Contact Muslims for Progressive Values

When & Where

Human Rights Campaign
Equality Center
1640 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036-3278

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

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Muslims for Progressive Values


Muslims for Progressive Values' (MPV) mission is to embody and be an effective voice of the traditional Quranic ideals of human dignity, egalitariansim, compasison and social justice.


We envision Islam and an Islamic community that embodies these values. Further, we envision a future where Islam is understood as a source of dignity, justice, compassion and love for all humanity and the world.


MPV establishes and nurtures vibrant progressive Muslim communities. We do this by creating opportunities for religious discourse, volunteer and community activities, and cultural events bringing together the arts, spirituality and social activism. 

MPV is a progressive Muslim voice on contemporary issues. We voice our perspectives by participating in civil discourse, engaging with the media and government entities, and by partnering with both Muslim and non-Muslim progressive organizations.  

MPV promotes theologically-sound frameworks for Islamic liberalism. We seek to reinvigorate the Islamic tradition of ijtihad (critical engagement and interpretation of sacred texts) and intellectual discourse. We do this by collaborating with religious scholars and developing position papers on theological issues that are accessible to a wide audience.

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