WHAT is HER RESILIENCE?
HER RESILIENCE is a unique evening designed to support and inspire Muslim women to navigate life’s challenges while maintaining and prioritizing their mental wellness. With an active genocide taking place in Gaza, we have been witnessing unprecedented violence and atrocities against our Palestinian men, women & children. This event is intended to bring the women of our community together in a safe space, to engage in healing conversations and enjoy a five course dinner.
WHO is HER RESILIENCE for?
HER RESILIENCE is specifically crafted for Muslim women who are seeking a dedicated and empowering space to address the current challenges they are facing in their day to day lives. This platform provides a safe and judgment free environment to connect, share and learn from one another. Whether you’re 18 or 58 years old, if you have been feeling numb, debilitated, unmotivated and your mental health is suffering, this event is for you.
WHAT will I GET OUT OF IT?
You’ll walk away from HER RESILIENCE with practical tools, advice, support, a feeling of community and connectedness, and a boost in energy, motivation and inspiration to take your wellness journey to a whole new level.
WHO are THE SPEAKERS?
We are honoured to host our inspirational speakers who will be sharing their stories, advice and tips for navigating this current global climate to build a spirit of resilience in every woman in the audience.
Dr. Sabreen Ghaffar-Siddiqui, a powerhouse, professor, public speaker, leadership coach and consultant for diversity, equity and inclusion, who has the ability to make powerful and profound points with accuracy and authenticity. Her brave and courageous advocacy for the plight of the Palestinian people is truly commendable.
Reena Vanza, a registered Psychotherapist, specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, brings over 15 years of extensive experience in the field. Reena is a stout advocate in community mental health and leads teams nationally for transitional homes that support women and children escaping violence.
Yasmine Youssef, executive director of Nisa Homes, a network of transitional shelters for women and children across Canada, is on a mission to empower and support women facing abuse. This important work has helped women and children during dire times of need.
Candles Banquet Hall is a newly renovated, elegant space located at 1224 Dundas St. East, in Mississauga. With their unparalleled food and service in a beautiful ambiance, you will have the chance to enjoy the evening, restore your energy and reinvigorate your soul in a truly unique setting.
THE EVENING FLOW
6:30 pm Arrival and Meet and Greet
7:00 pm Welcome Message by host and facilitator, Jia Jamali, a mindset coach, certified fitness trainer and mental health advocate. As an entrepreneur, and founder of The Daily FitFam, and JJF 4 Women, her passion in helping women prioritize their mental health through the power of movement is foundational to the community work she does.
7:15 pm Panel Discussion – Cultivating Mental Health and Resilience in Women During Times of Crisis
Panel of Speakers – Dr. Sabreen Ghaffar-Siddiqui, Reena Vanza, Yasmine Youssef share valuable insight, tips, tools, practical advice, wins, challenges and lessons learnt during this difficult time.
7:50 pm Healing Circle for collective trauma
8:00 pm – 5 Course Sit-down Dinner
9:00 pm – Traditional Palestinian Dabkeh lesson by owner & founder of Zaytouna Academy of Cultural Arts.
9:30 to 11:30 pm – Movement with DJ Nazzy