VOICES: Salon Series II – In the Name of Honor
45 Minute Running Time
Sat. March 22, 4:30 - 5:15pm|Henderson’s Lounge|Sie FilmCenter
Follows the 3:15PM screening of Honor Diaries
FREE to Public - This is not a Ticketed Event
The VOICES Salon Series is an exciting program dedicated to deepening the conversations about issues presented at the VOICES Film Festival. The series provides a venue for festival guests and the audience to gather together and talk face-to-face. It’s a fun way to engage with people in a more intimate setting and to learn more about the variety of topics presented during the festival.
"From Bahrain to Egypt, women have raised their voices and their fists in demand for universal rights."
Women who were once silent are starting to speak out about gender inequality and are bringing visibility to a long history of oppression. The subject of women’s rights in Muslim centered societies has been garnering attention around the globe. Recently, spurred by incidents like the Arab Spring and the story of Mallala Yousafzai, who has become the international icon for women’s rights after being shot in the head by the Taliban. Following the screening of Honor Diaries we’ll gather in Henderson Lounge with our special guest Dr. Anastasia Posadskaya-Vanderbeck, who is the Global Advisor and Manager of UN Women’s Safe Cities Free of Violence for Women and Girls Global Initiative. As a leader in her field, her knowledge and insight will help guide a compelling conversation about the pressing social issues presented in the film.
Dr. Anastasia Posadskaya-Vanderbeck was born in the former Soviet Union and is currently living in Washington, DC. She is a Global Advisor and Manager of UN Women’s Safe Cities Free of Violence for Women and Girls Global Initiative, spanning 17 cities in developing and developed countries, including Cairo, New Delhi, Marrakech, Rio-de-Janeiro, Dublin, Quito, Winnipeg, Manila, Sakai, Kigali.
Asya Abdul-Hadi is a Palestinian-American, who was born in a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. She has lived and worked in the United States for 13 years. Self-employed as a meical and legal interpreter/translator. Worked as a journalist and covered the news in the Gaza Strip for various local and international media outlets and was an intern reporter at the Rocky Mountain News.
Samera Habib was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1982, during the civil war, to a Lebanese mother and Palestinian father. She is a practicing Muslim and is certified in teaching traditional recitation rules (tajweed) of the Holy Qur'an to children. She has a first language command of the Arabic language and is well versed in various dialects. She practices Family Law in Castle Rock, CO at the law firm of Robinson and Henry P.C.