This morning on behalf of the Australian Muslim Women's Centre for Human Rights (AMCHR), I welcomed a number of faith and community leaders to a roundtable forum to 'bridge divides' between sectarian groups. And though stakeholder organisations were present to support this initiative, the dialogue and platform belonged to the communities represented. Moments like these give pause to consider how much more effectively we progress as a people when we're spoken to, and not spoken [...]
On Monday I was invited to be a panellist on ABC's Q&A, live from Deakin Edge, at Federation Square in Melbourne. The session theme was, 'Team Australia, Terror and Tinderboxes'.. Panellists were Gareth Evans, Former Australian Foreign Minister; Paul Kelly, Editor-at-large The Australian; Elizabeth Pisani, Author and Indonesia commentator; Ali Alizadeh, Iranian-Australian author and myself, Tasneem Chopra, author and Chair, Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights. The program traversed anticipated topics of the likelihood [...]
Enjoyed 'The Artist's Salon' event at The Islamic Museum of Australia last night. Hearing diverging stories and perspectives from poet, Nazid Kimmie, mosaic supremo Anisa Sharif, and aviation expert Moustafa Darwiche. Surprise guest was the extraordinary Fatima Killeen who shared her motivation informing an international career in politically astute and stunning artwork, "Art pieces should be conductors of knowledge" says Fatima. 'Looted' , one of her works, features at the IMA. #artysmarty #justice #freepalestine
The morning after the exhibition before, I exhale and reflect upon 'Faith Fashion Fusion', marvelling at a learning curve, exponential as it was exhilarating in curating the Melbourne component of this national exhibition. I am grateful for the countless brilliant and beautiful women I could enable a voice to on such a broad scale; inspiring entrepreneurs and trailblazers who've left an indelible stamp on our cultural landscape. Grateful also for the generous and visionary team [...]
conversation with Detroit based photographer, Langston Hues, discussing the 'Modest Street Fashion' project and the 'Faith Fashion Fusion' exhibition. This interview was broadcast across Asia pacific. Audio Click here to download in MP3
A 3CR Interview on Tuesday 25th February to discuss the 'Faith Fashion Fusion' exhibition at Melbourne's Immigration Museum, and my chapter in the recent launch of 'Coming Of Age: Growing Up Muslim in Australia'. Listen to the interview
Tasneem will be Presenting as a Keynote Speaker for Hume City Council's International Women's Day event on March 5th 2014, speaking to the issue of 'Inspiring Change" Read article from Northern Weekly, Melbourne 25 Feb 2014
Tasneem will present as a Keynote Speaker for Hume City Council's International Women's Day event, speaking to the issue of 'Inspiring Change'.
Speaking out for the One Billion Rising for justice campaign, in Melbourne. A message to the masses that violence against women is not acceptable. There is no excuse. Enough is enough. Barriers to justice must be removed and the State must lift its gain in holding men accountable, because violence against women IS a mens issue that affects us all.
On Sunday December 1st, the 2013 Australian Muslim Achievement Awards were announced at the annual awards ceremony. Hosted by Mission of Hope in an effort to recognise 16 individuals and organisations for their tireless efforts in the community, the much-anticipated AMAAs were held in Lidcombe, Sydney. In their eighth year running and sponsored by Fresh Poultry, Human Appeal International Australia and Pharmacy4Less, the awards are instrumental in raising the profile of Australian Muslims, both at [...]