Blog Archives

Women and Islam

Post Image

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 7:00 PM Main Library Gain a new perspective! Noora Brown, founding Board Member of the Farmington Valley American Muslim Center in Avon, will give an illuminating talk on women and Islam, particularly media perceptions about Muslim women today in contrast with the historical role women have played in Islam. In addition to […]

read more

The Importance of Education for Women and Girls

Post Image

Thursday, August 4, 2016 7:00 PM Main Library “Education is one of the most critical areas of empowerment for women … It is also an area that offers some of the clearest examples of discrimination women suffer. Among children not attending school there are twice as many girls as boys, and among illiterate adults there […]

read more

‘He Named Me Malala’ Documentary Screening

Post Image

Monday, June 27, 2016 6:00 PM Main Library He Named Me Malala is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her […]

read more