Ramadan Iftar with Panel on Women in Islam: Oppression vs. Liberation.

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Dr. Christine Sheikh, Professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Dr. Sheikh is a sociologist of religion, race/ethnicity, and gender whose primary research focus is on American Islam. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Arizona. Her book, “The American Ummah: Identity and Adaptation Among Second-Generation Muslim Americans,” is forthcoming from Rutgers University Press.


Nadeen Ibrahim migrated from the Palestinian Territory when she was seven months old, and moved to Colorado in 1997. Nadeen graduated from University of Colorado Denver with a Bachelor of Science in public health and minors in leadership studies and chemistry. She will be attending Oxford University in England to complete a Master of Public Policy this September. Named the 2016 Community Builder of the Year at University of Colorado Denver and a 2017 Rhodes Scholarship Finalist. In March 2015, the Colorado State Governor appointed Nadeen to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Board of Health, making her the youngest Coloradan to be appointed to this governor-commissioned board. She was recently appointed to the Denver Immigrant & Refugee Commission by the Denver City Mayor to serve as a commissioner.

Dr. Sadikia Ali received her Ph. D in Theology and Religious Studies from the University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology. Dr. Ali is a religious scholar across faith traditions and a leading pastoral theologian, who has gained recognition in publication and research. She is the author of a widely used text entitled Survival and Liberation: Pastoral Theology in African American Context (Chalice Press). Dr. Ali also lectures and teaches throughout the country. Currently, she is directing two nonprofit organizations, Greater Denver Interfaith Alliance and Muslim Family Services of Colorado. She is married to Imam Abdur-Rahim Ali, the resident Imam of Masjid Taqwa/Northeast Denver Islamic Center and is a mother and grandmother.

Gulsum Katmer was born and raised in the neighborhoods of Cappadocia, Turkey.
In 2007, she moved to the US to pursue her education.
She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from UCLA in 2012 and her Master’s in Economy in from Penn State.
Gulsum is a passionate teacher of Turkish language and art classes. She gave many talks on Islam and women in Islam at various different institutions. Gulsum Katmer has been Executive Director of Multicultural Mosaic Foundation since 2016. Gulsum and her husband have two children and have been living in Colorado since 2013.

6.30pm Reception
7.00pm Welcome / Panel
7.45pm Q&A
8.30pm Dinner/Iftar

Admission free. RSVP required.
($10 donation is recommended)

Start Date - End Date

Jun 10, 2017 - Jun 10, 2017

Start Time - End Time

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Event Location

10855 E Bethany Dr Aurora, CO 80014 United States




Multicultural Mosaic Foundation


(720) 608-1907

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