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Call to Artists: Beauty in Islamic Art

Fall 2020

The Islamic world is renowned for its diverse cultural and artistic traditions. In Islamic culture, Muslims believe that “God is Beautiful and Loves Beauty”. Coalition of Muslim Women of KW is thrilled to continue its partnership with THEMUSEUM for the fourth Annual Islamic Art Exhibition. We are now inviting artists to submit their artwork based on their perception of beauty in Islamic Art. This exhibition will take place this fall. October is proclaimed as Islamic History Month by Canadian Parliament, and declared as the Islamic Heritage Month by the Parliament of Ontario. This exhibition is supported by a generous grant from Ontario Arts Council to AtiZar artisan.

Eligibility Guidelines

Submission Deadline: July 31st, 2020

For further details contact: Ati Zar -

Submission Form

CMW 10th Anniversary Gala and Awards Night

September 12th at RIM Park- POSTPONED FROM APRIL 16TH

CMW’s 10th Anniversary Gala and Awards Night will be a celebration of Muslim Women Making Change! in Waterloo Region through advocacy, activism, dialogue and bridge building. It will be an opportunity to reminisce with friends and colleagues, reflect on CMW’s incredible journey, recognize and celebrate many accomplished Muslim women in Waterloo Region, and enjoy an incredible feast of international delicacies with a diverse crowd of 450+ people.

On September 12th at RIM Park, we will be acknowledging the outstanding women who have made KW a wonderful place to live through their leadership, community service, activism, volunteerism, professional excellence and artistic accomplishments. Five and Ten Year Service Awards will be presented to CMW’s dedicated volunteers.

Tickets: General $35; CMW Members and Volunteers $20

Community tables $350; Corporation table $500

Children 8 years or over are welcomed at the event with their own tickets ($20 each)


Black Muslims Narratives: Honouring History and ongoing struggles

Thursdays at 4pm in August

Join Coalition of Muslim Women to learn how the immigrant community is indebted to the black African/Muslim struggle for freedom. Let us heed the call from our black sisters and brothers to do more for inclusion within our community here in Waterloo Region.

August 6th: Historical Background – Muslim Chaplain Ryan Carter

August 13th: Anti-black racism in Canada and WR - Dr. Ciann Wilson

August 20th: Introspection within the Muslim community – Hinda Hassan & UmmulKheir Mohammad