Madame Jehan Sadat | TMCC Distinguished Speaker
|WHEN:||Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009|
|WHERE:||Dandini Campus, Student Center|
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Mrs. Jehan Sadat is the wife of the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. As Egypt's First Lady, Jehan Sadat challenged the popularly held world-view of the Middle Eastern woman. Through her activities at home in Egypt and her participation in numerous international events, she presented the face of the modern Arab woman to the Western World. Mrs. Sadat often states, "The most precious capital any country can have is an educated citizenry." She, therefore, promotes education and learning in all aspects and stages of life, particularly for women, as the major way for any nation to achieve lasting economic, social and political equality.
Following the assassination of President Sadat on Oct. 6, 1981, the deeply aggrieved Jehan Sadat retreated from public life, her beloved projects, and her teaching position at Cairo University. After a period of grief and uncertainty, she resumed her role as an educator, lecturer and social activist for women's rights and the cause of international peace. Today, her mission is to maintain her husband's legacy, keeping alive his memory so that future generations will know that Egypt's President Sadat was a "man of peace." She continues to communicate her own views concerning the rights of women, the importance of the family and world peace to national and international audiences.
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