Past Dates

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Muslim American Idol (Women only)
Muslim American Idol - 6-10 pm
Walnut, CA
Price: $35

I am honored to be a judge for this Muslim American Idol!

Join us for a night of fun fun fun and plenty of surprises including 3 special guest judges, our performers and their talents, as well as our special guest band performance! To participate as an artist, contact:

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Musicians’ Union Hall in Hollywood
Kol Nidre - 7:30 pm
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Price: $35

Every year I sing lead in a Jewish choir for their Yom Kipur celebrations. The song we sing is called Peace Salaam Shalom. The Sholem community is progressive and secular based in Los Angeles.

Monday, September 24th, 2012

L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center
Big Queer Convo - 8:00 pm
Los Angeles, California
(323) 860-7325
Price: free

A public event called Big Queer Convo in which we invite a small panel of experts to discuss a certain topic in the 200 seat Renberg Theatre at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza in Hollywood.
The Center is hosting a Big Queer Convo on Islam and Homosexuality. DJ Ipek Ipekcioglu from Berlin is confirmed for this event ( happens to be both a Lesbian and a Muslim.

I will be participating as a married woman, co-founder of Muslims for Progressive Values and as a musician, and with DJ Ipek to create lively and intriguing conversation on the subject.

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Honoring Women's Rights Conference - After 10:15 am
National Steinbeck Center, 1 Main Street
Salinas, Monterey County, CA
Price: $125 from 7/22 to 8/23 and $165 at the door

Honoring Women's Rights conference invited progressive Muslim speaker, Ani Zonneveld, is slated to give a talk titled, "I am Sexier Than Brittany Spears" on September 8, 2012 at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, CA.

Ms. Zonneveld is co-founder and president of national grass-roots organization, Muslims for Progressive Values (MPV). In conjunction with MPV, she is co-chief editor of Progressive Muslim Identities-Personal Stories from the U.S. and Canada. 

Ms. Zonneveld came out as a singer/songwriter to the Muslim community after 9/11, which inspired her to form the Muslims for Progressive Values. As a mother, it was important for her to create a peaceful statement for her community to address Muslim women's rights in America.

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

Eid Celebration
Eid Celebration - 11:30 am
5998 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Price: $20

This year Muslims for Progressive Values is organizing its own Eid prayers which will be followed by food and a musical performance of Islamic worship and devotional songs (in English). 

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

God Loves Beauty Festival - Starts at 4 p.m.
3663 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 388-2401

Art exhibition (Meitus Hall) 4 – 7 pm, Free Public viewing Art Lecture:“Venice and the Islamic World” (Stalford Hall) 7:30 – 9:00 pm, entry fee: $15.00

Monday, November 17th, 2008

God Loves Beauty - 4 to 7 p.m.
3663 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 388-2401
Price: none
Art exhibition (Meitus Hall) 4 – 7 pm, Free Public viewing

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

God Loves Beauty interfaith arts, music festival - 1 to 4:30 p.m.
3663 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 388-2401
Price: none
Art exhibition (Meitus Hall) 1 – 3 pm Free Public viewing, free. Musical performance (Piness Auditorium) 3 – 4:30 pm, entry fee: $15.00

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

Central Library- Los Angeles
7:00 p.m.
Price: free

Friday, November 17th, 2006

New York city, NY
This event will assemble 100 distinguished Muslim women leaders from academia, civil society, art, politics, and religion to network, strategize, and share best practices around the joint mission of advancing the rights of Muslim women. We are in the process of convening a first-of-its-kind global Muslim women leaders’ conference titled: WISE—Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equity—from November 17-19, 2006 in New York City. -The launching of an International Shura (advisory) council of Muslim women leaders to put out positions on issues of relevance and concern to Muslim women globally. - The debut of a theater production entitled Seven Women – Seven Heavens, which will juxtapose the stories of seven extraordinary historical ‘women of Islam’ with stories of seven contemporary women and their personal struggles with faith and community. The contemporary accounts will be taken from actual stories of Muslim women at the WISE conference. If you would like to submit your story, please let us know. The debut will take place during the conference and will be open to the public. -The publishing of An illustrated book to showcase participants’ profiles and their personal and organizational work in improving the lives of Muslim women. Given that few books have highlighted Muslim women’s initiatives from around the globe, this book will play a crucial role in adding complexity to public awareness of who Muslim women are and what strides they are making. -The establishment of an endowment to provide scholarships for 10 Muslim women to become Muftia’s (one licensed to render religious judgments or fatawa within an Islamic legal framework) around the globe.

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

American-Dutch Muslim Dialogue
The Hague
Price: By invitation only
The ‘Diversity Dialogues’ project was conceived by U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands Roland Arnall to foster Dutch and American relationships by building a full and more in-depth understanding between Dutch and American societies around a variety of issues related to diversity. Ambassador Arnall believes strongly that bilateral dialogue is key to mutual understanding and sound relations between America and the Netherlands. The U.S. Embassy in the Netherlands is the dialogue convener, together with the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund (LCCREF) as co-sponsor. Founded in 1969 as the education and research arm of the American civil rights coalition, LCCREF has played a major role in leading individuals, families, and communities to a greater appreciation and understanding of diversity in society and the inherent necessity of equal justice and equal opportunity. With this background, LCCREF is a natural partner in the Diversity Dialogues

Friday, July 7th, 2006

Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow Conference

Sunday, April 30th, 2006

St. James' Episcopal Church
GOD LOVES BEAUTY - Part II - 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm
3903 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Price: Free!
Part II - This is the performing arts segment of the God Loves Beauty Festival. Participating communities are the Islamic Center of So. Ca, St. James' Church and Nashuva. Celebrating together as children of the Abrahamic faith!

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

Islamic Center of So. Ca
GOD LOVES BEAUTY- Part I - 11 am - 5 pm
434 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Price: Free!
This is an interfaith festival I founded with Father Rick Byrum of St. James in Los Angeles. This time we have invited Nashuva, Jewish community led by my friend Rabbi Naomi Levy to participate. More details later! Email if you want to participate as an artist.

Saturday, April 8th, 2006

Faith Jam 06 - 8:30 pm
434 South Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, Ca 90020
Price: RSVP only
Don't pass this over! Come to FaithJam’06, a one-of-a-kind late-night jam session at the Islamic Center of Southern California featuring local musicians and comedians from the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim traditions. Make Havdalah, observe the Muslim evening prayer Isha, and chill out over nana tea and sweets at this unique event featuring MC Rai, Beth Lapides, the Yuval Ron Ensemble, the COR AME Praise Team, Maz Jobrani, and Ani. SPACE IS RUNNING OUT! There is no charge but space is extremely limited! You MUST rsvp at Co-sponsored by All Saints Church Pasadena, Christ Our Redeemer AME Church, IKAR, Islamic Center of Southern California, Levantine Cultural Center, Muslim Public Affairs Council, Nashuva, Progressive Jewish Alliance, Progressive Muslim Union, Tribe of LA, and many others. Eric Garcetti is the honorary chair, and FaithJam's coordinators include IKAR's own Shawn Landres, Jessica Meyer, Jonathan Matz, and Joshua Avedon. Produced by Let My People Sing, 9 days that will change the way you celebrate Passover:

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Loyola Marymount University's Ahmanson Auditorim in UHall
World Music Celebration - 7:30 PM
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Price: free
World-renowned musician Yuval Ron; the Jazz and Comedy Stylings of David Zasloff; Nigerian Priest Master Drummer Ayo Adeyemi; Alula, Reggae from Ethiopia; and Ani: "The Soul of Islam", along with various other guest artists and spoken word poets.

Monday, November 14th, 2005

Bergen Community College
1 pm
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ NJ 07652
A celebration of different faiths.

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

4:00 - 6:00 pm
66 East Peirrepont Avenue
Rutherford, NJ 07070
First Interfaith Program, a means of cultural understanding.

Sunday, November 6th, 2005

South Coast Interfaith Council Benefit Concert
3 pm
Long Beach, CA
First Congregational Church in Long Beach, 214 Cedar Ave. (at the corner of 3rd and Cedar)

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