Two forthcoming nitesout for those who fancy them. All free, all welcome.

A panel discussion on The Future of Bangladeshi Marriage in the UK

Thursday, 2 April 2009, 7-9pm

Lab 4&5, Idea Store Whitechapel

321 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1BU

Sapnara Khatun. She read law at the LSE and was called to the Bar and has been in practice since 1990. Appointed as Judge – Recorder of the Crown in 2006. In 2003 she was appointed to the government’s Family Justice Council to advise on all aspects of family justice system. She has also advised on and drafted the new Forced Marriage Act and plays an active role in the boards of many voluntary and charitable organisations.

Ashley Chisholm. He set up MixTogether.org three years ago. Run entirely by volunteers in their spare time, the website offers a safe place for mixed race and religion couples to speak to each other and try to resolve problems with their families. Ashley works full time as an accountant in the City.

Shelina Zahra Janmohamed. She is a commentator with a focus on British Islam, writing regularly for The Muslim News and Emel magazine and also mainstream press such as The Guardian. Shelina writes her own blog at http://www.spirit21.co.uk and appears regularly on TV and radio to comment on Islam, Muslim and Muslim women’s issues. She was born in London, studied at New College (University of Oxford) and works in the technology Industry. Shelina is about to publish her first book in February 2009 entitled ‘Love in a headscarf’ (www.loveinaheadscarf.com).

Special Networking Event / Comedy Evening in Partnership with Tower Hamlets Council

Thursday, 9 April 2009, 6.30 – 9.00pm

Brady Arts Centre, Hanbury Street, London E1 5HU

6.30PM:

Including:

§ Echo Muslims by Omar Faruk

§ Britbangla by Taryn Khanam

§ The Writers Block Bangladesh by Samir Rahman

§ Iqra International by Islam Uddin

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