Journalist Nomani to speak at UT, Oct. 29
The Catherine S. Eberly Center for Women at the University of Toledo hosts guest speaker Asra Q. Nomani, author of Standing Alone: An American Woman's Struggle for the Soul of Islam.
This event takes place on Thursday, October 29, 2009, at 7 p.m. in the University of Toledo's Law Center Auditorium. Tickets for this program are free and open to the public, however seating is limited.
Nomani is an accomplished journalist, having covered the transportation, financial, travel and trade industries for 15 years for the Wall Street Journal. She subsequently covered the country of Pakistan for Salon Magazine and was honored with an Online Journalists Award for her work.
After the kidnapping and murder of her friend and Wall Street Journal reporter, Daniel Pearl, Nomani wrote Standing Alone: An American Woman's Struggle for the Soul of Islam and covered Islamic issues for the Washington Post, New York Times, Time magazine, and many more.
Nomani has become a noted writer-activist for women's rights and tolerance in the Muslim world, co-founding the nonprofit organization Muslims for Peace. A graduate of West Virginia University and American University, Nomani currently serves as a visiting journalism scholar at Georgetown University, leading the Pearl Project, a faculty-student investigation into the murder of Daniel Pearl.