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Mecca to Manhattan – Participant Application

8-Week Saturday Workshops Series

Application Deadline: Friday, February 19, 2010

Program Description
In its second year, Mecca to Manhattan: Muslim Women Moving Mountains (M2M) is an 8-week
workshop series for young Muslim women and girls, living in the New York City area. Workshops will
feature dynamic Muslim women, who are emerging leaders in the field of arts, activism, community
service, business, and academics. As part of Turning Point’s commitment to empowering Muslim
women and girls, the program aims to:
 demonstrate that young Muslim women and girls are inheritors of a tradition that has
historically witnessed female leaders as agents of change
 provide a platform that takes a critical look at how gender, race, class, culture, language,
ethnicity, history and faith impact their lives
 foster links between emerging and well-known Muslim women leaders in the community and
Muslim women and girls

Attendance & Certificate of Completion


Participants required to attend all workshops and will receive a certificate upon completion of the 8
workshops. Up to two absences may be permitted with prior approval.

Dates & Venue


The workshops will run for 8 consecutive Saturdays. Refreshments will be served.

Dates: Saturdays, Feb 27–April 17, 2010


Time: 10:30am–1:30pm
Location: 6 Barclay Street, Sixth floor, New York, NY 10007

Submitting your application


 Please answer the questions below as thoroughly as possible. You can either write or type
in your answers. Use as much space as needed.
 Completed applications must be received by Friday, February 19, 2010.
 Sign and submit your application via e-mail, fax, or mail:

E-mail to: info@turningpoint-ny.org


Fax to: 718-883-9449
Mail to: Youth Program, Turning Point for Women and Families
PO BOX 670086, Flushing, New York 11367

Any Questions?
If you have any questions or need help with your application, contact Shehnaz Khan, Youth Leader or
Bisma Nasar, MSW Intern at 718-883-9400 or email info@turningpoint-ny.org. For more information on
Turning Point, please visit www.turningpoint-ny.org.

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Mecca to Manhattan – Participant Application
8-Week Saturday Workshops Series

Application Deadline: Friday, February 19, 2010

Applicant Information
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Name:
Date:

Home Tel: Age:

Date of
Mobile:
Birth:
Name of
E-mail:
School:
Home Mailing Grade or
Address: College Yr:
City/State:
Zip Code:

In case of Emergency, who do we contact?


Name: Home Tel:

Relationship Mobile:

Questions
Please answer the questions below as thoroughly as possible. You can either write or type in your
answers. Use as much space as needed.

1. Name a Muslim woman you admire and tell us why.

2. Describe your community.

3. What are some issues or themes that concern you? Discuss 2-3.

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4. What are your personal goals? Where do you see yourself in the next five years?

5. What do you like to do? Briefly describe your interests, activities, skills, hobbies, etc.

6. What interests you about the program? What do you hope gain from the workshops? What
do you hope to bring to the group?

7. How did you learn about Turning Point's Mecca to Manhattan Program?

Signature
Print and sign your application
If accepted, I agree to fully participate and attend all workshops at Turning Point for Women and
Families’ Mecca to Manhattan: Muslim Women Moving Mountains Spring 2010.

Signature of applicant Date

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