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YMCA Honors Homa Yavar


saluteMIDDLETOWN,OH–The YWCA of Hamilton honored seven local women Oct. 23 as part of the annual Salute to Outstanding Women of Achievement.

Based on nominations from the community, the women are selected from by a panel of judges in recognition of their exemplary contributions in community service.Among the honorees was Homa Yavar.

As a founding member of Muslim Mothers Against Violence at the Islamic Center of Greate Cincinnati, Homa Yavar “has passion for dialogue between people of different cultures and religions and is dedicated to numerous civic and community causes,” her nomination said.

Yavar has participated in many interfaith forums in tri-state area, was co-editor of a handbook for discussions on Islamic Faith and America Post 9/11 and co-chair of Greater Cincinnati Advocates for Darfur, organizing awareness days at over a dozen Cincinnati schools.

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