Asian-American Alliance of Marin Annual Community Dinner 2016

A Community Dialogue on Peacemaking:
Muslims and Muslim Women in America

Thu, November 3, 2016  |  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Key Room  |  1385 Hamilton Parkway  |  Novato, CA 94949

You are cordially invited to join us at the 2016 AAAM Annual Community Dinner. The Asian-American Allisnace of Marin (AAAM) is a network of Asian Pacific Americans, organizations, and interested individuals in Marin. We serve as a resource to the greater Marin and Bay Area population by promoting justice, equality, tolerance, human rights, and understanding in our communities.

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This year's guest speaker is Sonoma State University's newest president Dr. Judy K. Sakaki

SSU President

President Sakaki is the university’s second female president and is the nation’s first Japanese-American woman to lead a four-year college or university. She has devoted her entire career to issues of inclusion, educational opportunities and achievement for all students. Her commitment to students, faculty and staff and alumni and the community is paramount to her. Sakaki has testified before Senate and Assembly Committees regarding financial aid, academic preparation programs, and gender equity in athletics and mental health. She co-chaired a task force on Recognizing Students Interned During WWII that resulted in honorary degrees being awarded to approximately 700 Japanese American students who were enrolled in the University of California in 1941-42. Sakaki earned a Ph.D. in Education from UC Berkeley, and an M.A. in Educational Psychology and B.A. in Human Development from California State University, East Bay.

A Community Dialogue on Peacemaking: Muslims and Muslim Women in America 

Dr. Lauren Morimoto, Professor and Director of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, Sonoma State University 

Ameena Jandali, Founding Member and Content Director, ING (Islamic Network Group) 
Ameena Jandali is a founding member of ING. She co-designs and develops ING’s educational presentations and cultural competency seminars. Ameena has delivered hundreds of presentations in schools, colleges, universities, churches, and other venues on Islam and related subjects. She’s also appeared on many news outlets speaking on issues relating to American Muslims. She currently team teaches a class on Islam at San Francisco City College. Ameena received her M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and B.A. in History from the University of Illinois.  

Reem Javed, PhD Student, Graduate Theological Union 
Reem Javed is a PhD student in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU). Prior to beginning the doctoral program at the GTU, she also earned an Islamic Teacher Education Certificate through the University of Toronto's School of Education. In her graduate work, she broadly focuses on Education, Islamic Studies, and Women's Studies. She also has a Bachelor's in Biological Sciences and a Master's in Chemistry, and she previously worked for a Novartis Research Foundation in Southern California.

If you are representing a local agency, non-profit organization or business, it will be a great opportunity for you to introduce yourself, your organization and services.