panels and talks
Jan 2013: Served on NEA panel at the APAP|NY2013 conference in a session entitled Breaking Boundaries through Meaningful Engagements; created a short video Open Spaces: A Process for Discovery and Creation.
Mar 2011: Reading and participation in panel discussion Women Speak on Global Citizenry at Bronx Community College, New York.
May 2010: Participant in panel Discussion at Houston Palestine Film Festival, Houston, TX.
Apr 2010: Conversation about Pakistan with audience at Lifetime Learning, Brenham, TX.
Mar 2009: Panel Discussion “Eyes on Texas: What it Means to Write Here” at Callaloo conference Callaloo Salutes Texas Writers, Texas A& M University, College Station, TX.
Apr 2008: “Africans In Asia” at The George Washington University, Africana Studies Program, Washington DC.
Mar 2008: “Publishing Your Work” at University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, TX.
Mar 2008: “Pakistan Today: Life after Benazir Bhutto: Houston Pakistani women speak out,” hosted by Friends of UH Women’s Studies’ Living Archives Series, Houston, TX.
Feb 2008: Served on Artist Panel, Houston Arts Alliance, Houston, TX.
Jan 2008: Presentation on “Voicing Needs & Creative Survival: Writing in Multilingual, Community Spaces" with Carolina Monsivais, Emmy Perez, and others at Association for Writers and Writing Programs, New York, NY.
Oct 2007: Served on panel “Beyond Extremes: Contesting Cultural Stereotypes” in a panel entitled "Contested Spaces, Competing Narratives in Pakistan: A Gendered View" at South Asia Conference, The University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
April 2007: Panelist "Contested Spaces, Competing Narratives: Towards Human Rights and Democracy in Pakistan", Tufts & Harvard Universities, Boston, MA.
Nov 2005: Served on Literary Panel for Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County, Houston, TX.
Feb 2005: Table-Talk conversationalist, University of Houston Friends of Women's Studies, Houston, TX.
Sep 2004: Panelist for “How Latitudes Become Forms: Art in a Global Age” at Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX.
July 2004: Served on Arts Organization awards panel for Austin Arts Commission, Austin, TX.
May 2004: Participant in “Conversations on Art and Changing Demography”, Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Mar 2004: MC at rally to protest first anniversary of US invasion on Iraq, March20Houston, downtown Houston, TX.
Nov 2003: Panelist for “Artists and Activism” for National Performance Network, Chicago, IL.
Oct 2003: Panelist for Daya Inc, at a talk about women and art, Houston, TX.
Sept 2002: Panelist for national radio broadcast, “9/11 Anniversary”, KPFT Pacifica Radio 90.1FM, Houston, TX.
Jun 2002: Served as peer review panelist for Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County, Houston, TX.