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AMV convention Oct 3, 2004  Program


4:30 – 5:00 pm   Registration   S. Gardezi, Saira Mehmood, Adnaan

5:05- 5:10 pm  Welcome    Reshma Yunus  and AMV Team

5:10 – 5:15 pm  Announcing panel discussions Khalid Saeed 

5:15 – 6:15  pm Panel Discussions 

Election 2004 – Protection of Civil Rights in the light of human rights – Bush or Kerry, will there be any difference.

Moderator:  Abus Sattar Ghazali, AMV Public Relations Director
Panelists: Alberto Torrico, Newark Vice-Mayor; Steve Cho, Vice Mayor Fremont; Dave Meserve, Councilman, Arcadia, CA;  Syed Mahmood, Muslim Political leader; Cecilia Chang, Founder/President Justice for New Americans; Mutahir Kazmi, President ACLU Sacramento Chapter

Mandatory Draft – Why do we need it, who will be effected by it and how do we feel about that?
Steve Munzel, Member of the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of ACLU Board of Directors,
Panelists: Mary Jane, Not in Our Name, Adeel Iqbal, AMV Campus Connection, UC Berkeley, Nosheen Khan, Chapter President AMV Chico, Sadia Mohsin, AMV Campus Connection, UC Davis, Omar Saeed, Muslim Youth activist

Women’s roles and rights in Islam – are Muslim Women oppressed?

Moderator: Zia Mohsin
Panelists: Sister Shakira Lundie, Scholar; Anees Ghani, Regional Director, Republican Women’s Club Tracy; Sulaiman Gali, President of Islamic Society of San Francisco; Amal Khan, AMV Campus Connection; Imam Bilal of San Jose

6:15 – 6:20  Introduction  Gus Morrison, Mayor of Fremont  Zafar Mohsin

6:20 – 6:30  Celebrating Diversity     Mayor Gus Morrison

6:30 – 6:45  Awards Ceremony

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award :  Mrs. Anne McEntee  (on behalf of her late husband)
Presented by Mrs. Razia K. Inamdar; Introduction by Richard Konda

Public Official for All:  Honorable Congressman Fortney “Pete” Stark
Presented by Mr. Sayed I. Inamdar; Introduction by Christina Solano

An Organization Defending Human Rights for All: Amnesty International USA

Unbiased Media Reporter:  Mr. Jonathan Curiel, San Francisco Chronicle
Presented by Samina Gardezi,  Introduction by Saira Mehmood

6:45 – 7:15  Break for Evening Prayer and  Time for Sowing Seeds of Friendship

7:15 – 7:20   “Imagine All The People”   -  Solo by Mica –

7:20 – 7:25  Evening Program – Introduction by  Reshma

7:25 – 7:35  Why AMV   -    Samina F. Sundas

7:35 – 7:40  Introduction to Congressman Pete Stark -   Samina F. Sundas

7:40 – 7:55  Keynote Speech   -  Congressman Fortney “Pete” Stark

7:55 – 8:05  AMV In Action  -   Don Spark

8:05 – 8:15  AMV Fundraiser   -  AMV Supporters

8:15 – 9:00   Dinner/Performances    

9:00 – 9:05  Introduction to Erin Calahan,  -   Shahid Chaudary

9:05 – 9:15   Protection of Civil Rights, in Light of Human Rights -  Erin Calahan, W. Regional Director, AI USA 

9:15 – 9:25   Closing Remarks  -  Samina Sundas and AMV Team

 Performances by

Waheed Siddiqui – Sitar & Tabla

Adnan Chaudhry – Muslim hiphop

Performance by D.H. Naomi Quinones

Solo by Mica “Imagine all the people”

Spanish poetry

Vietnamese-Chinese group

Chinese traditional dance