Full College Scholarship for Middle Eastern Women at New College of Florida in Sarasota

New College of Florida in Sarasota is excited to announce a college scholarship for Middle Eastern women and to ask for your help in recruiting applicants for the program. New College is the honors college of the Florida State university system. New College, the Daughters For Life Foundation, and leaders from New College’s local Sarasota-Bradenton-Longboat Key community are working together to provide this program.

Through Educate for Change, we will provide up to 10 full scholarships (covering tuition, room, and board) to talented women students from Israel, the Palestinian territories, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Egypt to earn their undergraduate degrees at New College on F-1 student visas. We are anxious to attract qualified applicants and, to that end, ask that you share this information with anyone whom you think may be interested or knows women who may qualify. 

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'Created Equal’ Film Screening and Discussion Series


Did you know that in Virginia in 1958 it was  a criminal act to marry a person of  a different race? Maybe you heard about the case Loving v. Virginia in your African Studies or law class? Well in case you haven't its about an interracial marriage of Mildred and Richard Loving. This film is the second of a series: Created Equal: American Civil Rights Struggle. Join us in viewing these films and sharing a dialogue!


If you didn't have a chance to watch it when we screened it, please try watching it online, by clicking here. Or if you are in a hurry and still want to be part of the discussion, you can watch a small clip by clicking here


Wednesday, February 19th, 6:00-8:30 PM
Canisius College
Grupp Fireside Lounge (2nd Floor of Richard E. Winter '42 Student Center)


Victoria W. Wolcott is Professor of History at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. She received her Ph.D. in 1995 from the University of Michigan. Her first book, published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2001, was Remaking Respectability: African-American Women in Interwar Detroit. In 2012 Wolcott published a second book with the University of Pennsylvania Press, Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters: The Struggle Over Segregated Recreation in America. In addition, she has published articles in The Journal of American History, The Radical History Review, and the Journal of Women’s History among others. Wolcott’s current research focuses on the emergence of experimental interracial communities in mid-twentieth century America.

Harold McNeil has been a reporter on staff at The Buffalo News since 1989. Currently, he covers Erie County government for The News, and has previously had assignments covering the City of Buffalo and local suburban governments in Erie and Niagara counties. Prior to his employment with The News, McNeil was on the reporting staff of The Niagara Gazette in Niagara Falls. He is a 1982 graduate of Buffalo State College and originally hails from Brooklyn, NY.


Food Sponsorship Opportunity for Created Equal Series

If you are part of the community and want to give back, then consider donating refreshments for our free and public event Created Equal. We ask for your restaurant to consider donating refreshments, for around 30 people, for one of the four discussions. In return we will acknowledge your business at the event, provide an area for you to display your promotional materials at the event, and we will recognize your donation in our weekly e-newsletter which reaches nearly 2000 community members weekly.


'Women in Hebron'- A Palestinian Woman's Journey to Economic Independence

'Women in Hebron'- One Palestinian Woman's Journey

‘Women in Hebron’ was started in 2005 by Palestinian native Nawal Slemiah.  As founder and current director, Nawal has seen it evolve from a single table in a market in Hebron, Palestine, to employing over 120 women across eight cities and villages in the district with 3 stalls ...


Featured Photograph of the Week

This week's feature is by WNYMuslims Executive Director Amani. When not spending her time immersed in all things WNYM, Amani enjoys writing and crafting her photographic and video skills. She has a passion for capturing all forms of light, as seen here.

"Surprisingly, this shot was taken at the University at Buffalo, outside the Book store. I entitled it 'Small-town Sorcery' for it's mystical feel."

If you have taken a photograph that you think should be featured, please send it in with a description of the shot, and a short bio of yourself to WNYMuslims@WNYMuslims.org.

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