Hatred & Human Rights Lecture Series
Remaining tickets will be available at the door.
An Evening with Raheel Raza
Monday, September 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Berney Theatre, Asper Campus
The lecture will be followed by a discussion with Dr. Chatterley and Audience Q & A.
"Raheel Raza has been lovingly described as a cross between Mother Teresa and Margaret Thatcher--and that’s what makes her columns so compelling. She has an enormous interest in and compassion for people of all faiths and all walks of life, but she can also, with a few chosen words, deflate the pompous and chastise the narrow-minded.
Raheel’s writing reflects both her pride in being both a Muslim and a feminist, though she rarely cleaves to the “party line” of either--and she is tireless in her efforts to explain that this is not a contradiction. Since 9/11 she has traveled the country to conferences and houses of worship to share her all-inclusive understanding of Islam and to encourage interfaith dialogue."
--Libby Stephens, Religion Editor, Toronto Star
Raheel Raza was born in Pakistan where she received her primary and secondary education in convent schools. She graduated from Karachi University with a major in English and Psychology and has taken writing and public speaking courses in Toronto. Ms. Raza is a public speaker, human rights activist, consultant for Interfaith and Intercultural diversity, documentary film maker, and freelance journalist.