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MAAV Co-Founding Members To Gather this Spring, 2010

MAAV Co-Founders will gather this spring for the first time since the organizations founding in July 2008.  We are excited for the opportunity to build together during a weekend retreat, and develop a shared vision and plan for the organization.

We are limiting this retreat to the co-founding members who have been working to build MAAV since July 2008.  We know this group is not fully representative of the breadth of folks doing critical work in Muslim communities to end violence against women.  This retreat is  just a starting place for MAAV to get more organized; we are committed to growing our network and opening up the space for more to join and strengthen the work.

After the retreat, we plan to share our next steps and launch a (overdue!) recruitment process.  In the meantime, we will not be adding new folks to the listserv until after the retreat.

But we want to know about you, and of your interest in MAAV!  We know you have valuable wisdom and experiences that will help guide us in fostering healthy communities!

If you would like to learn more about MAAV, or to be put on a contact list for when we relaunch our listserv, email:

We hope you will continue to be patient with us, and support our collective efforts to raise awareness, foster dialogue and strengthen advocacy.

Muslim Advocates Against Violence (MAAV) is a national network of Muslim women advocates who are committed to ending violence against women and supporting healthy communities.
MAAV's mission is to raise awareness, foster dialogue and strengthen advocacy.

MAAV Co-Founders

Maha Alkhateeb
- Arlington, VA

Anzala Alozie
- Albany, NY

Kulsoom Hassan
- Houston, TX

Shenaaz Janmohamed
- Oakland, CA

Bonita McGee
- Washington, D.C.

Yasmin Turk
- Austin, TX

Mira Yusef
- Des Moines, IA

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