Women Gathering for Change: Envisioning Ways to Create a Healthier Future Conference
March 16-19. 2016
This Conference was Jointly organized by the Human Foundation- http://hfegypt.org and Bibliotheca Alexandrina -The World's largest open space and Historic Library of Alexandria in Egypt Supported by The International Association of Sufism - http://ias.org/ and Women and Global Change.
. Sharmin Ahmad, President of One Light Institute (OLI) will represent at this upcoming conference and unite with fellow women to initiate, implement and collaborate on peace projects. http://www.womengatheringforchange.info/
A Force Such As the World Has Never known: Women Creating Change is the celebrated book edited by Dr. Sharon Mijares http://www.psychospiritual.org/ Dr. Aliaa Rafea http://ias.org/and Dr. Nahid Angha http://ias.org/ which planted the seed of this knowledge based and heart centered conference of extraordinary height and spirit.
Sharmin Ahmad, who had written a chapter, in the book "The Rising Phoenix: Weaving Peace," participated at the author's round table discussion of the aforementioned conference in Egypt.
OLI is happy to announce that The Rainbow in a Heart Peace dance drama ( co-produced by author and playwright
Sharmin Ahmad and peace dance director Rosemary Mitu Gonsalves) will be shown at the conference. Copied below is the link to the video clips of the dance drama.
The Rainbow in a Heart a story of universal motherhood, girl empowerment and envisioning ways to co-create a compassionate world was first published as a bilingual Bangla-English book in 2003. This book was approved for The Montgomery County Public Schools of Maryland, ranked among the nation’s top public schools, for it’s school system’s English Language Arts curriculum up to the middle school level. The bilingual, colored book was placed in the highly recommended category. In comparing the relative worth of the book to other similar materials, the media specialist described it as “very unique” and as a “good asset” to an elementary and middle school collection. This book has been translated in to Spanish El Arco Iris En Un Corazon (April, 2016) and will be published as a bilingual Spanish- English edition for the parents, children and educators.