“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.” ― William Faulkner
Her name is Rose Hamid and on January 8th she stood in silent protest during a political rally. Would you have the courage to stand for what you believe in?
Rose Hamid, a Muslim American of Palestinian and Latin descent, was born in Buffalo, New York. She practiced the Catholic tradition while growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, but chose to follow Islam when she started her family. She became a flight attendant in 1985 and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in 1987. Rose is the Co-Founder and President of the Muslim Women of the Carolinas; a local organization whose mission is to bring diverse Muslim women of Charlotte and the surrounding area together in an effort to get to know each another and do good works. She is a frequent speaker about topics such as Islam and the role of women in Islam and is a monthly guest columnist for the Charlotte Observer.
Join me on Wednesday, February 10th during Voices From The Community for an exploration of what one person experienced before, during and after Standing In Silent Protest.
Voices From The Community, hosted by Bridget B., airs Monday through Friday from 2pm to 5pm via CharlotteCommunityRadio.org or CLTCRadio.org. Feel free to ask a question of our hosts and/or guests while you listen via Mixlr.com/CLTCRadio.