"Meet The Men Who Stand Beside Us!" Event coming to Kitchener

"Meet The Men Who Stand Beside Us!" Event coming to Kitchener

‘MEET THE MEN WHO STAND BESIDE US!’ is the theme of the 6th Annual Community Outreach event organized by the Coalition of Muslim Women of Kitchener-Waterloo.

The free family event, to which the general public is invited, will be held at Kitchener City Hall on Saturday, June 4 2016 from 1 – 7 p.m.

“The ‘MEET THE MEN WHO STAND BESIDE US!’ event will be a unique, interactive and fun event where the public will enjoy the untold stories of Muslim women and their male allies, and how these men have played a supportive, influential and caring role in their lives,” according to Event Coordinators, Uzma Bhutto and Zohra Wali.

The event will be a celebration of Muslim women’s male allies who support, empower and inspire them, including husbands, fathers, sons, friends, mentors and imams.

A dazzling Multicultural Bazaar will kick off the event at 1 p.m.

The formal program begins at 3 p.m. with a fascinating panel of distinguished imams who are advocates of Muslim women’s rights: Hamid Slimi, Muneeb Nasir and Mirsad Kaplani.


Following the imams’ presentations, there will be a lively question and answer period with the audience.

Then the public is invited to enjoy treats and conversation with local Muslim women and the men who stand beside them at our captivating Table Talks!

The public will be invited to visit free henna and calligraphy booths, along with CMW’s ever popular “Try on a Hijab Booth!”

World-renowned singer-songwriter Dawud Wharnsby will entertain the audience with his heartwarming tunes from approximately 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Dawud is well-known for his musical collaborations with Yusf Islam (Cat Stevens), Zain Bhikha and Irshad Khan.


There will be special fun for the children at the event’s KidsZone, featuring face-painting, colourful crafts and the lovable antics of Doris the Clown.

CMW is a vibrant organization of dynamic women who are committed to strengthening and supporting the voices of Muslim women while building bridges of understanding and mutual respect with the larger community. CMW offers free, informative workshops, forums and annual public events, and is a not-for-profit organization.