Islamic Cultural Celebration

Islamic Cultural Celebration 2015

 March 30 to April 3, 2015

Islamic Cultural Celebration Banquet Keynote Speaker: Noor Tagouri

Thursday, April 2 | 6 p.m. | Faculty/Staff Dining Room, Seacobeck Hall

Co-sponsored by the Islamic Student Association

Noor Headshot

Since her #letnoorshine campaign, launched in 2012, went viral, Noor Tagouri has become one of the most talked about young adults in America. The first generation Libyan-American aims to expose the cultural injustices and challenges experienced by women around the globe. Her efforts to quash stereotypes and encourage others to pursue their dreams in a multi-cultural society have garnered international attention and a social media following of more than 100,000. After graduating from a top journalism school at age 20, Tagouri already has gained coveted spots as an associate journalist for CBS radio in Washington, D.C., and as a local news reporter for CTV News in the D.C. metro area. A motivational speaker, she delivers weekly Ustream discussions, social media posts, and one-on-one mentoring. Tagouri’s success and developing reputation as an important cultural figure is proof of what is possible when we dare to ask the right questions.

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All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.  For more information, contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540/654-1044; Lee Hall 211; students.umw.edu/multicultural or via email at umwjfmc@gmail.com.