Source: The Journal News
On September 16, 2005 The Journal News reported, "The American Muslim Women's Association, a Westchester-based group, will have its second annual awards dinner Sunday in Yonkers. Aisha Al-Adawiya, founder and director of Women in Islam, a human-rights organization based in New York City, will be the speaker. AMWA, which is involved in several interfaith initiatives, will honor Leonard Andrew, a lawyer who donates his time to nonprofit groups; Harry Bright, former executive director of the White Plains Commission on Human Rights; and Nada Khader, executive director of the WESPAC Foundation. A silent auction will feature the work of struggling female artists from around the world. The group also plans to raise funds for hurricane victims in the South."