FFEU European Director Samia Hathroubi in Brussels to discuss Muslim women's issues

FFEU European Director Samia Hathroubi.

FFEU European Director Samia Hathroubi.

On Dec. 1st, FFEU European Director Samia Hathroubi chaired and facilitated the Annual Symposium of Equal Work for Women of Color in the labor market hosted by ENAR (European Network Against Racism) in Brussels. The symposium aims at advancing equality for all women in the European union, especially Muslim women who face many obstacles in many countries for wearing veils or other traditional head scarves.

 

 


On Dec. 3rd, FFEU Samia Hathroubi took part at the Annual Gathering of Muslim and Jewish Women from Brussels by CEJI (A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe) and the European Jewish Center. During the last day of the program, all the participants prepared food for the refugees living in the city.

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FFEU President Rabbi Marc Schneier spoke out against modern slavery in Libya

On November 28, 2017, FFEU President Rabbi Marc Schneier and FFEU Executive Director Chris Sacarabany joined the rally organized by the African Diaspora of New York against modern slavery. The rally took place in front of the Libyan mission to the United States.  Rabbi Marc Schneier was a keynote speaker and stood up against the slave market in Libya. 

FFEU President Rabbi Marc Schneier, surrounded on his right by Imam Alhadjie Souleymane Konate, and on his left by Sidique Wai  President of United African Congress, FFEU Executive Director Chris Sacarabany and Sheikh Moussa Drammeh.

FFEU President Rabbi Marc Schneier, surrounded on his right by Imam Alhadjie Souleymane Konate, and on his left by Sidique Wai  President of United African Congress, FFEU Executive Director Chris Sacarabany and Sheikh Moussa Drammeh.

"The Jewish community understands that a people who fight for their own rights are only as honorable as when they fight for the rights of all people". Rabbi Marc Schneier

"The Jewish community understands that a people who fight for their own rights are only as honorable as when they fight for the rights of all people". Rabbi Marc Schneier

 

 

 

FFEU co-produce the feature film, Jinn, directed by Nijla Mu'min, which is about Islamic upbringing, identity and first love in LA

The Foundation For Ethnic Understanding (FFEU) is proud to support and co-produce the feature film, Jinn, directed by Nijla Mu'min. The movie explores the themes of identity, religion and coming-of-age. Click on the Link: https://www.jinnfilm.com/ for more information.

''Summer initially resists her mother's conversion to Islam, and eventually becomes drawn to its teachings, particularly around the ''Jinn'', supernatural beings who occupy a parallel world and have free will, like humans. Summer soon realizes that the religion is more complex than she thought, and that people interpret it in different ways. Yet, Summer's need to be free and untethered to any one way of being clashes with her mother’s strict interpretation of the faith and causes a growing rift between them.''

L-R: Jinn Executive Producer Mike Manning, Jinn Producer Avril Z. Speaks, FFEU Executive Director Chris Sacarabany, FFEU Social Media Strategist Adriana Jansen, FFEU Executive Assistant Marie Banzon-Prince.

L-R: Jinn Executive Producer Mike Manning, Jinn Producer Avril Z. Speaks, FFEU Executive Director Chris Sacarabany, FFEU Social Media Strategist Adriana Jansen, FFEU Executive Assistant Marie Banzon-Prince.

Jinn Executive Producer Mike Manning

Jinn Executive Producer Mike Manning