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Saturday
Dec 13,2008

Ismaili Photography Competition

Inspire | Diversity | Share | Pluralism

  • A unique & historic opportunity to visually unite Ismailis around the world.
  • Images will be chosen to accompany the winning pictures to create a memorable Coffee Table Book that will celebrate the diversity of the Ismaili community.
  • $1,500 in Camera Prizes.
  • Net proceeds from sale of books will be donated to Aga Khan Foundation Canada to support Aga Khan Development Network projects.
  • The Competition is open to all persons 18 years of age or older who are in the Ismaili community (this includes non-Ismaili spouses, partners and children). If you’re under 18 and would like to submit an Image, a parent or guardian can do so on your behalf.
  • You may submit a maximum of ten Images. You can upload your Images online or send your entry by post.

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Wednesday
Aug 20,2008

“Season 3 of e2 design comprises six episodes: a profile of Aga Khan’s Al-Azhar Park in Cairo, a 500-year-old dump-turned-”urban lung”; Canadian architect Brian MacKay-Lyons, who applies Nova Scotia’s design pragmatism to projects around the world; Melbourne’s transformation from a tired, vacant city into a thriving, sustainable metropolis; the inspired efforts of world-class architect Renzo Piano to integrate the natural world into his design for San Francisco’s elegant, environmentally responsive natural history museum; the efforts to rebuild New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward in a way that is environmentally, culturally and socially sustainable; and the visionary Amsterdam architects transforming recycled materials into modern design masterpieces.”

Look for the series to debut on PBS starting August 22nd. More details available here.

Monday
Aug 11,2008

faithwithoutfear.jpg Yasmin Virani proudly presents a screening of Irshad’s Manji’s latest – Emmy Award Nominated – documentary, Faith Without Fear. Love her or hate her – join us for coffee and cheesecake, at 3:00pm on Sunday August 17th/2008, at The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen Street).

‘In an era in which Islam is often portrayed in the media as harsh and violent and Muslims as fundamentalist fanatics, Faith Without Fear offers a complex and multi-faceted inquiry into one of the world’s great religions, from the perspective of a woman who is dissenting, yet deeply engaged with her faith.’

YOU’VE HEARD ALL ABOUT HER BOOK …
HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO WATCH HER FILM

SHE’S A WOMAN …’Bigger, much bigger, than girl meets god.’
-O, The Oprah Magazine

SHE’S A LESBIAN …’Hot with revolutionary questions, anger, and challenges!’
– The Independant (UK)

AND SHE TALKS ABOUT ISLAM … ‘Osama bin Laden’s worst nightmare!’
– United Press International’

Tickets Only: $15.00
Students: $10.00

RSVP @ www.yasminvirani.com