Celebration of Life Honoring Human Rights Heros


The Markaz invites you to join our friends, Muslims for Progressive Values (MPV), on February 10th at the Harmony Gold Theatre in Hollywood, when MPV will award Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi with the Fatima al-Fihri Visionary Award. Tunisia sparked the “Arab Spring” and leads the way among Muslims nations. MPV salutes Essebsi for his revolutionary initiative calling for equal inheritance rights for women and men in the Muslim world. MPV will also recognize KCET and several Muslim human rights activists, among them Iran’s Masih Alinejad and 16 jailed Saudi women, along with Sudanese Mahmoud Mohammed Taha.

Special guests at this gala event include Kevin Jennings, Omar Shariff Jr., Blair Imani, Frej Fenniche, Angela Biosvert and Nikhol Boosheri, costar of “Bold Type.”

Celebration of Life honors human rights defenders in the Muslim world jailed, tortured or killed for promoting egalitarian values, freedom of expression or freedom of religion.

MPV calls for the immediate release of Saudi women such as Loujain al-Hathloul (pictured right in the New York Times) and others who have been jailed and tortured for their women’s rights advocacy, including the right to drive.

Celebration of Life, Sunday, February 10, 2019 at the Harmony Gold Theatre, 7655 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90046. Pre-event reception: 2:30 to 3:30 pm; program: 3:30 to 5:00 pm. Student tickets: $60; General tickets $100. Use special code at checkout "themarkaz" to save 20% on your ticket purchase.

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  • February 10, 2019 at 3:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Harmony Gold Theatre, 7655 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90046
  • Yasmin Kadir


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