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info_outline Hijab and Red Lipstick by Yousra Imran 05/14/2021
Hijab and Red Lipstick by Yousra Imran is a semi-autobiographical novel by Yousra Imran. Drawing from her experience as an English and Egyptian Muslim living in U.K., Imran shows Sara, the main character’s challenges as she navigates living her life between pleasing her strict father and growing into her own person.
info_outline The Frontlines of Peace 04/28/2021
The Frontlines of Peace In a surprising, funny, and gut-wrenching book: The Frontlines of Peace, Séverine Autesserre, award-winning author, and Professor of Political Science at explains the hopeful story of the ordinary yet extraordinary people who have figured out how to build lasting peace in their communities. Sara Jamshidi talk with Autesserre about her book and experience as a peacebuilder. – The word “ we’ve all heard over and over: violence breaks out, foreign nations are scandalized, peacekeepers and million-dollar donors come rushing in, warring parties sign a peace agreement and, sadly, within months the situation is back to where it started—sometimes worse. But what strategies have worked to build lasting peace in conflict zones, particularly for ordinary citizens on the ground? And why should other ordinary citizens, thousands of miles away, care? In Séverine Autesserre, award-winning researcher and peacebuilder, examines the well-intentioned but inherently flawed peace industry. In her book, Autesserre gives examples drawn from across the globe. She reveals that peace can grow in the most unlikely circumstances. She argues that contrary to what most politicians preach, or massive international interventions. And, she believes that real, lasting peace requires giving power to local citizens. The Frontlines of Peace tells the stories of the ordinary yet extraordinary individuals and organizations that are confronting violence in their communities effectively. One thing is clear: Successful examples of in countries at war or at peace, have involved innovative grassroots initiatives led by local people, at times supported by foreigners, often employing methods shunned by the international elite. By narrating success stories of this kind, Autesserre shows the radical changes we must take in our approach if we hope to build lasting peace around us—whether we live in Congo, the United States, or elsewhere.
info_outline Recipe for Refuge: Culinary Journeys to America 04/15/2021
Recipe for Refuge: Culinary Journeys to America is a delicious and unique collection offering readers an experience that transcends mere cookery. . These are the recipes that are passed down from mother to daughter, father to son, recipes that connect these to the place they once called home. Transport yourself with Salomé’s Patacones con Hogoa, Sookjai’s Golden Triangle Chicken Curry, Mahnaz’s Pomegranate Khoresh, or Rahima’s Bariis–the famed rice dish of Somalia–accompanied by gorgeous full-color photographs. Included too are the journey stories of these transplanted cooks, tracing harrowing flight from Saigon as it falls, years spent in Kenyan refugee camps, and dangerous border crossings to escape the Eritrean-Ethiopian conflict, with stunning portraits that reveal the faces behind the term “refugee.” Most importantly, Recipes for Refuge celebrates and supports , founded by and for refugee women, including many of the cooks featured here.
info_outline The Dangers of Poetry: How the Middle East Poets Fight for Freedom 04/07/2021
The Dangers of Poetry: How the Middle East Poets Fight for Freedom Kevin Jones is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Georgia, and author of The Dangers of Poetry: Culture, Politics, and Revolution in Iraq. Levi Thompson is Assistant Professor of Arabic at the University of Colorado Boulder, who translated Syrian-Palestinian poet Ramy al-Ashegh latest poems My Heart Became a Bomb. They will talk with Sara Jamshidi about the dangers and implications of poetry in the Middle East. With this program, we will honor the month of April announced as the month of poetry.
info_outline Behind the Kingdom’s Veil: Inside the New Saudi Arabia Under Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman 03/31/2021
Behind the Kingdom’s Veil: Inside the New Saudi Arabia Under Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Susanne Koelbl is an award-winning journalist and foreign correspondent for the German news magazine . In her recent book Behind the Kingdom’s Veil: Inside the New Saudi Arabia Under Mohammed Bin Salman, she chronicles the changes in Saudi Arabia in recent years. Sara Jamshidi will talk with Koelbl about Saudi Arabia and the .
info_outline Spring: A Captivating Novel About Egypt Revolution: Leila Rafei 03/24/2021
Spring: A Captivating Novel About Egypt Revolution: Leila Rafei Leila Rafei, author of the Spring, a daring beautiful novel about Egypt and Arab Spring, studied Middle East Studies at the American University in Cairo. Originally born to Iranian-American parents, Leila knows a great deal about Egypt, its culture, food, music and its revolution. She will talk with Sara Jamshdi about Spring, her novel took place in Egypt.
info_outline Terror and Hope: The Science of Resilience 03/17/2021
Terror and Hope: The Science of Resilience Ron Bourke, filmmaker exploring issues of displacement, education, and healthcare directed . He features , world expert in genetics and founder of We Love Reading Project, as well as other other experts to learn about how not only cope with terror in refugee camps, but to create resilience and happiness. Terror and Hope: The Science of Resilience offers a unique window into through the work of an international team of scientists led by Yale University working closely with Mercy Corps' team in Jordan.
info_outline The Invisible Muslim: Journey Through Whiteness and Islam 03/10/2021
The Invisible Muslim: Journey Through Whiteness and Islam Medina Tenour Whiteman is a writer, poet, translator, musician, and an Anglo-American born to Sufi converts. In her recent book The Invisible Muslim: Journey Through Whitness and Islam, she discusses how her white privileged background has not helped her to feel ‘at home’ with her Muslim friends in Europe. Sara Jamshidi will talk with Whiteman about what it means to be an invisible Muslim, examining the effect of white Muslim (un)privilege in Europe.
info_outline International Women’s Day Special: Conversation with Two Prominent Professors 03/04/2021
International Women’s Day Special: Conversation with Two Prominent Professors Aili Mari Tripp is Chair of the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, and professor of Political Science, and Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. . Fatima Sadiqi is president of the Center for Studies and Research on Women, and professor of Linguistics and Gender Studies in the Department of English at Fes University. They will talk with Sara Jamshidi about women’s rights and movement in the Maghreb. Especial program for International Women Day.
info_outline Muslim Women Are Everything! But How? 02/24/2021
Muslim Women Are Everything! But How? is an Emmy-Award winning journalist who was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She and , illustrator whose artwork appeared on NPR, Dallas News, and a number of books and graphic novels, coauthored Muslim Women Are Everything: Stereotype-Shattering Stories of Courage, Inspiration, and Adventure. They talk with Sara Jamshidi about what inspired them to publish the book. In this episode, we will explore: How would you characterize public opinion against Muslim women? I’m curious to know your personal perceptions about how we’ve been viewed? What is your biggest frustration that you experience as Muslim women? Who did you leave out?
info_outline Where Is Home? 02/17/2021
Where Is Home? Pádraig Ó Tuama is a poet, theologian, and traveler who writes extensively about language, power, conflict and religion. Ó Tuama is the master storyteller and host of On Being’s Poetry Unbound. Previously, he was the leader of the Corrymeela Community, Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organization. He will talk with Sara Jamshidi about poetry, God, sexual orientation, words, prayers and finding a home in the world.
info_outline Sex Education, Intimacy and Sensuality among Muslim Women on Valentine’s Day 02/10/2021
Sex Education, Intimacy and Sensuality among Muslim Women on Valentine’s Day Chantal Blake is a travel writer and plant-based consultant from New York City. She currently lives in Oman. Chantal got frustrated about the lack of information about women’s bodies and sexuality. She invited Nicole Monteiro, mental health expert, researcher and consultant to create a course to teach women about their bodies and sexuality. Naaila Clay, marriage consultant, works with them. They talk to Sara Jamshidi about sex education for Muslim women, sensuality, intimacy and Valentine’s.
info_outline I’ll Meet You There: a Movie About Fighting Back Against Islamophobia in the U.S. 02/03/2021
I’ll Meet You There: a Movie About Fighting Back Against Islamophobia in the U.S. Iram Parveen Bilal just directed her third feature movie, I'LL MEET YOU THERE. Bilal is an ardent advocate for fair representation of female directors in the entertainment industry. To help us make sense of the movie, Dalia Mogahed, Director of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, ISPU, join us to talk about American Muslim struggle and dilemma in the US. Dalia is also former Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies. Nikita Tewani is a New York based actress, She plays Dua, a gifted ballerina who's been kept away from her father's religion, tradition and family secret. We will talk about the movie on how the police profiles Muslim Americans as terrorist suspects, Islamophobia, and fitting in.
info_outline How to cook blessing food during the Thanksgiving 11/25/2020
How to cook blessing food during the Thanksgiving At the time of feast, family and being merry, we are dealing with a deadly virus this year. The number of people getting affected by the Coronavirus is at the rise. Many families are experiencing hardships and heartbreaks. Yet, Thanksgiving is approaching. The tradition of Thanksgiving, giving thanks to what we have and what we acquire, is sacred and important for us Americans. Could we pray our prayers, with more humility, around the Thanksgiving table, this year? Could we cook our thanksgiving food more intentionally, more wholeheartedly? For this episode, Kathryn Lafond is known for her love of prayer, song and ceremony. She is devoted to help us remember that all life is sacred and that cooking is the act that transforms the sacred plants and animals into nourishment. Kathryn has served her community as an Intuitive Energy Healer, health coach, and writer for more than 25 years. As an Ex-chef and caterer, she combined her skills to author S Elena Razmpoosh is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) with a Master’s degree in Nutrition Sciences from the University of Washington. Elena works for Jujubeet, a plant-based restaurant and juice bar, located in the Seattle. Aside from developing new delicious, vegan recipes for Jujubeet, Elena owns her business Nutrition with Elena, LLC. She offers nutrition consultations and hands-on cooking classes for both children and adults.
info_outline Muslim Women Desire: A Study in Istanbul by Sertac Sehlikoglu 11/12/2020
Muslim Women Desire: A Study in Istanbul by Sertac Sehlikoglu Sertac Sehlikoglu shows us how women, not only in Istanbul, but in larger Middle East region, are using thier power, intelectual agencies and social status to create a favorable condition for htier personal desires. Sara Jamshidi talk with Sertac Sehlikoglu about the making of Muslim women desire in the Middle East.
info_outline Refugees in America: Stories of Two Women and Their Fight to Survive in the United States 11/04/2020
Refugees in America: Stories of Two Women and Their Fight to Survive in the United States Goudeau holds a PhD in literature from the and served as a Mellon Writing Fellow and Interim Writing Center Director at Southwestern University. She has spent more than a decade working with refugees in Austin, TX and is the cofounder of Hill Tribers, a nonprofit that provided supplemental income for Burmese refugee artisans for seven years. Mateen Rokhsefat and Sara Jamshidi talk with Jessica Goudeau about her experience of working with.
info_outline The Unforgettable Queens of Islam: Shahla Haeri 10/28/2020
The Unforgettable Queens of Islam: Shahla Haeri and a former director of the Women’s Studies Program at . Haeri is one of the pioneers of Iranian Anthropology, and has produced cutting-edge ethnographies of Iran, Pakistan and the Muslim world. In her latest book, The Unforgettable Queens of Islam: Succession, Authority, Gender Haeri looks at extraordinary lives and legacies of a few remarkable Muslim women sovereigns from across the Muslim world. Sara Jamshidi will talk with Shahal Haeri about her remarkable book.
info_outline Compassionate Conversations: How to Speak & Listen From the Heart 10/22/2020
Compassionate Conversations: How to Speak & Listen From the Heart When a conversation takes a turn into sometimes uncomfortable and often contentious topics of race, religion, gender, sexuality, and politics, it can be difficult to know what to say or . In a conversation with Sara Jamshidi, Diane Hamilton, Gabriel Wilson, and Kimberly Loh discuss Compassionate Conversation tools we can use to manage a difficult conversation.
info_outline Congo Sole: How Once a Barefoot Refugee Delivered Hope, Faith and 20,000 Pairs of Shoes 10/15/2020
Congo Sole: How Once a Barefoot Refugee Delivered Hope, Faith and 20,000 Pairs of Shoes when the Great War of Africa plunged his homeland into chaos. Only a boy, Emmanuel’s childhood gave way to a daily fight for survival when his family was forced to flee and become refugee in Kenya. As miracle after miracle, pulled his family from the brink of death, Emmanuel devoted his life to God’s work, went to college and build his own life in the United States. One day, Emmanuel decided to leave the safe borders of America and trace his footsteps back to the life he’d left behind. Emmanuel Ntibonera and Drew Menard talk with Sara Jamshidi about their mission to deliver hope to kinds and families in Congo.
info_outline Healing Power of Girlfriends: Deborah Olson & Carmen Renee Berry 10/07/2020
Healing Power of Girlfriends: Deborah Olson & Carmen Renee Berry . Deborah has provided counseling services for nearly two decades in the greater Houston, Texas, area. She is the author of The Healing Power of Girlfriends: How to Create Your Best Life Through Female Connection. , creator of the prolific author writing system, and CEO of Berry Powell Press. Carmen wrote Girlfriends: Invisible Bonds, Enduring Ties book a few years ago. Deborah and Carmen will talk with Sara Jamshdi about the healing power of female connections, something we need during the pandemic and depressing-news era.
info_outline A Field Guide to a Happy and Peaceful Life: Massimo Pigliucci 10/01/2020
A Field Guide to a Happy and Peaceful Life: Massimo Pigliucci Massimo Pigliucci is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. Massimo has written, or edited more than thirteen book, co-hosted of the Rationally Speaking Podcast, and was the editor-in-chief for the online magazine Scientia Salon. He will talk with Sara Jamshidi about Stoicism: a philosophy designed to make us more resilient, happier, more virtuous and more wise–and as a result, better people.
info_outline Think Like a Feminist: Carol Hay 09/24/2020
Think Like a Feminist: Carol Hay Carol Hay is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and author of . Carol, in a warm and witty language, explain feminism to every day reader. She will talk with Sara Jamshidi about the philosophy behind feminism, its movement, and its controversies.
info_outline When Women Are Storytellers, Story Changes: Elizabeth Lesser 09/18/2020
When Women Are Storytellers, Story Changes: Elizabeth Lesser is the author of several bestselling books, including her latest book Cassandra Speaks: When Women are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes. Elizabeth is the co-founder of Omega Institute, recognized internationally for its workshops and conferences in wellness, spirituality, creativity, and social change. She will talk with Sara Jamshidi about her book on the day of its release on September 15.
info_outline Modesty: A Fashion Paradox; Interview with Author Hafsa Lodi 09/10/2020
Modesty: A Fashion Paradox; Interview with Author Hafsa Lodi Hafsa Lodi is an American journalist who has been covering fashion in the Middle East for the past decade. She was born in New York City. At the age of 14, she and her family were relocated to the United Arab Emirates. Hafsa's first and new book. You can purchase the book at and help our peace journalism initiative. Thank you very much.
info_outline Peacemindedly podcast Features Peaceful Bridge Makers on its Second Season 09/07/2020
Peacemindedly podcast Features Peaceful Bridge Makers on its Second Season In Peacemindedly, we focus on narrators to explore possibilities of more positive cooperation and collaboration among cultures, tribes, nations, and people.
info_outline Talking with Two Powerful Voices of Justice for Black Lives Matter Movement 07/01/2020
Talking with Two Powerful Voices of Justice for Black Lives Matter Movement Katrina Hasan Hamilton, writer, educator, wife, and the mother of an amazing 7-year-old, along with Yusef Miller, board member of Islamic Society of North County in San Diego are two passionate and powerful voices of Black Lives Matter. They will talk with Sara Jamshidi about the importance of taking the lives of black people in the United States very seriously.
info_outline Leaders & Organizers of Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Talk About Peace & Commonalities Between Jews and Muslims 06/19/2020
Leaders & Organizers of Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Talk About Peace & Commonalities Between Jews and Muslims Sheryl Olitzky, Co-Founder and Executive Director for , or SOSS; Sara Haider, Assistant Director, Chapter Management, for SOSS; and Julie Plaut Warwick, and Co-chairperson of SOSS Eastside (Seattle greater area) will talk with Sara Jamshidi about the importance of re-building kindness, peace and a sense of sisterhood between Jewish and Muslim communities.
info_outline Zainab Salbi: Raising Loud Peaceful Voices Against Injustice 06/17/2020
Zainab Salbi: Raising Loud Peaceful Voices Against Injustice is the co-founder and president of Women for Women International, an organization dedicated to serving women survivors of wars. Salbi is the author of national bestseller , and host for several shows including original series for PBS, at Yahoo News, and Zainab Salbi Project, original series on Huffington Post. Salbi will talk with about raising loud against tyranny.
info_outline Rebecca Johnson and Kathleen Sullivan: Nobel Peace Laureates talk about Nuclear Disarmament 06/10/2020
Rebecca Johnson and Kathleen Sullivan: Nobel Peace Laureates talk about Nuclear Disarmament . Dr. Johnson, executive director of the Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy and founding president of the , and Dr. Kathleen Sullivan, co-founder of Hibakusha Stories and educator for social responsibilities and nuclear disarmament will talk with Sara Jamshidi about nonviolent (educational) activism on nuclear disarmament.
info_outline Three Wise Moms Explain the Meaning of Life to Their Daughters 06/05/2020
Three Wise Moms Explain the Meaning of Life to Their Daughters Show Note: Three wise moms wanted to communicate 3 things to their teenage daughters: a world beyond social media’s fabricated reality, the sense of anonymity that the media has created, and the anxiety of FOMO; Fear of Missing Out. They all had one thing in common: each had one and only teenage daughters. These women wanted to create an honest space to talk about peace, discovering a meaningful mission in life, and overcoming some tough struggles. Aisha Jumaan, Connie Cooper Shepherd, and Natalie Thompson wrote . They, indirectly, talk with Sara Jamshidi about how they taught their daughters to take step to convey the message of peace for themselves and others.