Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Expert Forum: Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir

Taylor's Book Club with the collaboration of the Expert Forum is organizing a talk by Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir entitled 'Inspiring Young Writers In This Age of Democracy.'

What should young writers do in this time of political and social turbulence?

Learn to take charge by incorporating it in your actions and writing.

There is a Q&A session after the talk. This event is open to the public as well but priority given to Taylor's students.

Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir is a writer, women's rights and HIV/AIDS activist and TV producer. She served as the President of the Malaysian AIDS Council for 12 years from 1993-2005. In addition Marina has served on many regional and international HIV/AIDS bodies including the AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific (ASAP), UNIAIDS and the Asia Pacific Leadership Forum on HIV and Development (APLF). Currently she is a member of the Board of Sisters in Islam.
Marina also writers a fortnightly column on social issues in a local English-language daily as well as online, produces a TV programme for young women and writers and speaks regularly on women's issues particularly where it relates to Islam, gender and HIV/AIDS. She is also an avid blogger with her on blog,www.rantingsbymm.blogspot.com, and a Twitterer (@netraKL) and Facebooker.

This event is organised by Taylor's Book Club and the Expert Forum of the School of Communication with the approval of the Student Development Hub.

Check out the facebook event page.

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