Friday, October 06, 2006

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: After the Kashmir Quake Response

What Does It Mean to Be Committed to Our Communities?

In the aftermath of the earthquake in Kashmir a year ago, Pakistanis and Pakistani-Americans gave tremendous amounts of time, energy and money to help in the relief efforts. OPEN Silicon Valley is hosting a panel discussion on what it means to have a sustained commitment to our various communities. Which communities, and what kind of commitment? We will talk to leaders of several prominent community organizations about their personal involvement with their causes.


SAP Campus, 3410 Hillview, Palo Alto

Date: Thursday, Oct 26, 2006

Time: 6:00PM – 8:30PM

Fee: Free for members (pre-register), $10 for non-members.


Sara Abbasi:

Sara Abbasi is an Executive Board member and San Francisco Chapter President of Developments in Literacy (DIL). DIL’s main purpose is to work for the eradication of illiteracy in the remote and neglected areas of Pakistan, by establishing primary and secondary level non-formal schools for underprivileged children. (

Muhammed Chaudhry:

Muhammed Chaudhry is the President & CEO of the San Jose Education Foundation (SJEF). SJEF is the leading education foundation serving the students, teachers and families of San Jose. (

Farhana Khera:

Farhana Khera is the Executive Director of Muslim Advocates, a sister charitable entity of the National Association of Muslim Lawyers. Muslim Advocates seeks to promote and protect freedom, justice and equality for all, regardless of faith, through legal advocacy, policy engagement and education and by serving as a resource to promote the full participation of Muslims in American public life. (

Michael Wolfe:

Michael Wolfe is Co-Director of Unity Productions Foundation, a media and educational organization. (

Copyright C. Abdulrahman Rafiq

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