CANCELLED -Just Films - I am the Revolution

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Eddy Theater

Due to an abundance of caution regarding the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, the university has cancelled this event. I apologize for any inconvenience.

This event is free and open to the public.

I Am The Revolution is an inspiring documentary about three women fighting for freedom and gender equality - Selay Ghaffar, Rojda Felat, and Yanar Mohammed- while living in three of the worst countries in the world for women: Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq.

Each country reflects the groundswell of feminist revolutions: political revolution in Afghanistan, armed in Syria, and grassroots activism in Iraq. Taking a journalistic approach, the film challenges the images of veiled, silent, and timid women in the Middle East and instead shows the strength of women rising up on the front lines, in remote villages, and in city streets, to claim their voice and their rights.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion and Q & A session.


Laila Al-Soulaiman, Development Coordinator at Muslim Advocates in Washington, DC. Laila is a development coordinator at Muslim Advocates. Prior to joining Muslim Advocates, Laila served as an associate in the office of the president at the American University in Cairo. There, she was responsible for executive communication and community engagement projects. Originally from Pittsburgh, Laila has been a dedicated advocate for Muslim and immigrant communities. As a project coordinator at the Change Agency, she worked on the implementation of a citywide immigrant inclusion plan. While at the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, Laila conducted community-based needs assessments as a research fellow, and later led the Center’s first strategic planning process as its assistant director. Laila graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, earning a BA in Political Science and minors in Arabic and Public Service.

Alaa Mohamed is the Policy Coordinator for the Office of Mayor Bill Peduto. Alaa Mohamed is an Egyptian-born, American-raised, globally curious human. Alaa joined the Office of Mayor William Peduto in September 2019 as a Policy Coordinator in the Office of Equity. She currently serves as support on research, policy, and programming. Some of her main projects include working with the Welcoming Pittsburgh Initiative, Gender Equity Commission, and the Commission on Human Relations. Alaa holds a Bachelor of Philosophy in Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh. She maintains an active role in the community through organizations like CreativeMornings/Pittsburgh, and Global Shapers Pittsburgh.

Aya Attal is the Fellowship Coordinator for the Global Minds Initiative. Aya Attal is an activist, feminist, and an aspiring medical professional. Alongside being a biology and chemistry student at Carlow University, she is the fellowship coordinator at Global Minds Initiative. Since arriving in the United States in 2016, Aya has been active in the community and faith-based organizing. At Brashear High School, Aya established the Diversity club, which focused on spreading awareness about Islam and different religions and cultures practiced at Brashear. At Carlow University, she continued on this path and started the Interfaith Youth Core, and since then she has spoken and presented at various community events and panels. Aya is passionate about social justice and equity in various fields especially the medical profession.


Fee : Free

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Melody Harris