Ten sites, ten artists, ten gardens: this unique GTF2013 is a secret waiting to be discovered! Working closely with gardeners, landscape and installation artists, and with the support of the city council and Think City's cultural mapping grant, this astounding and mind-bending site-specific projects is GTF's second venture into public installations that capture the spirit and living heritage known to Penang and George Town.
Nonie Darwish, ex-Muslim human rights activist and critic of Islam, will speak at the June 21, 2013 Meeting of the Conejo Valley Republican Women Federated. The Luncheon meeting will be held at Los Robles Greens, 299 South Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. Registration and social connections begin at 11:00 am, the luncheon at noon, and the program at 12:30. $25 includes a buffet luncheon with dessert. Please RSVP Jill at 805/379-0036, email ConejoValleyRWF@cfrw.org and send checks to CVRWF, P.O. Box 7151, Thousand Oaks, 91359 by June 15th. Darwish is a writer, founder of Arabs For Israel, and Director of Former Muslims United. She has spoken at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Princeton, Brown, Tufts, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Oxford, Cornell, UCLA, NYU, Virginia Tech, Pepperdine, UC Berkeley and also to the United States Congress, the House of Lords and the European Parliament. She has also written numerous books including Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Sharia Law and Now They Call Me Infidel: Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel and the War on Terror. Her most recent book is The Devil We Don't Know: The Dark Side of Revolutions in the Middle East. Darwish studied Sociology and Anthropology at the American University in Cairo, then worked as and editor and translator for the Middle East News Agency until she emigrated to the United States. Following the September 11th attacks, Darwish began writing columns critical of Islamic extremism and the silence of moderate Muslims.