Inspirational author to speak at Four-Star Series

January 18th, 2012 |

Inspirational author, speaker and life coach, Zohra Sarwari will educate others about diversity using humor and personal experiences that leave audiences transformed at the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Four-Star Series.

Sarwari will present “Are Muslim Women Oppressed?” on February 1, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the Cecilian Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

As an orthodox Muslim, Sarwari has faced many challenges and diversity issues. Her programs promote dialogue, and foster tolerance towards people of all races, religions and backgrounds.

Sarwari, the author of 10 books, has appeared on ABC News, Fox News and numerous radio shows.  Her most popular book “9 Steps to Achieve Your Destiny” explores how to navigate one’s way to right choices and productive habits. Her programs, which include “I Am Not a Terrorist”, “Are Muslim Women Oppressed?” and “Become the Change that You Envision in the World,” inspires students around the world and helps to bridge cultural gaps. 

Sarwari came to the United States from Afghanistan as a refugee at the age of six. Her parents spoke very little English when they arrived, and worked hard to make ends meet. Despite this environment, Sarwari strived to achieve success no matter the circumstances. She married at age 19, earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California Davis, a master’s in business administration from American Intercontinental University and is currently pursuing a second bachelor’s in Islamic studies at the American Open University. The mother of three children, she resides in Fishers, Ind.

The Four-Star Series offers a diverse spectrum of performing arts and esteemed speakers who inspire, challenge and stimulate the imagination. Designed to enhance the College’s curriculum and to enrich cultural exploration, the series has presented world-renowned lectures, musicians and productions.

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