Saturday, October 14, 2017
Free public portion at 7:30pm
Greater Nashville UU
374 Hicks Road, Nashville, TN 37221
Hosts are needed for the event. Please see Charles Sumner for more information.
- Will our nation continue to have freedom of religion?
- What is the impact of the Muslim travel ban?
- What is the effect of recent ICE raids?
- Is Islamophobia on the rise?
The L-Club is an organization of liberals who meet monthly.
The Unitarian Church is a liberal church which believes in religious liberty.
Zulfat Suara is the Chair of the American Muslim Advisory Council of Tennessee (AMAC). AMAC is a statewide organization founded shortly after an anti-sharia bill was introduced in the state legislature in 2011. AMAC's mission is to foster mutual trust and respect among all people through civic engagement, community building and media relations in order to protect all Tennesseans from prejudice and targeted violence. For the past 5 years, AMAC has worked to foster collaboration among the many mosques and with the larger community. Zulfat is a Certified Public Accountant and is the Assistant Controller at Meharry Medical College. She started the Hardeman County Chapter of Junior Achievement- a program that have benefited thousands of Hardeman county students. She is a past state president of the Business and Professional Women of Tennessee, treasurer of the National Women Political Caucus and board member the PENCIL Foundation. For the last 5 years, Zulfat serves as the Day on the Hill chair and coordinate a joint legislative day for seventeen women organizations on issues affecting Tennessee Women and Children. She was appointed by Nashville Mayor Megan Barry as a commissioner on the Metro Action Commission. Among her recognition and awards are- the FBI Directors community leadership award, MPower Change- 100 Muslim Social Justice Leaders in the US and Jackson Sun's 20 Most Influential Women in West Tennessee. She was inducted into the Tennessee Women Hall of Fame in October 2015. Zulfat is married to her wonderful husband of 27 years, and they are blessed with five children.