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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.