Events

Upcoming Speaking Engagements, Appearances & Events

Throughout 2015-2016: More speaking engagements, The Seven Perfumes of Sacrifice book clubs/signings and appearances at screenings of “The Price of Honor” to come.

Past Speaking Engagements & Appearances

November 9, 2015: “Honor Violence in the USA and Beyond: The Pandemic We Can’t Talk About”. Amy spoke to the International Women’s Forum Advancing Women’s Futures group at the World Affairs Council, San Francisco. Private luncheon event.

October 24, 2015: Utah Premiere of “The Price of Honor”, the documentary film about the unsolved double honor killing case of Amina and Sarah Said in Irving, Texas, in 2008. Their father, Yaser Said, the prime suspect, has been in hiding since the murders and, since the film came out, was placed on the FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted List. Amy appears in the film discussing honor violence and is the Consulting Producer. After the film, she will lead the audience Q & A and discussion and sign her novel. Hosted by the US National Committee for UN Women Utah. Net proceeds benefit UN Women. 6-9 pm. University of Utah, Orson Spencer Hall, Hinckley Caucus Room, 260 S. Central Campus Dr., Room#255, Salt Lake City. Article in the Daily Utah Chronicle.

October 1, 2015: “Stop the Traffic! Human Trafficking in the Bay Area and Beyond”. Amy, as Co-President of the US National Committee for UN Women, San Francisco (the sponsoring organization), welcomed guests to and opened the sold-out panel discussion of activists, experts and a survivor to discuss this pervasive and insidious global and local problem. Held at Salesforce in San Francisco.

Sept. 29, 2015: Book By Its Cover Book Club in Annapolis, MD, read Seven Perfumes and had Amy as the special guest on Facetime for discussion.

August 11, 2015: Screening and Filmmaker Q&A in San Francisco of “The Price of Honor”the documentary film about the unsolved double honor killing case of Amina and Sarah Said in Irving, Texas, in 2008. Their father, Yaser Said, the prime suspect, has been in hiding since the murders and, since the film came out, was placed on the FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted List. Amy appears in the film discussing honor violence and is the Consulting Producer. Hosted by Women’s Voices Now, which Amy is on the Advisory Board of. After the film, Amy led the audience Q & A and discussion. AMC Van Ness 14, San Francisco, CA.

August 6, 2015: San Francisco Bay Area Premiere of “The Price of Honor”, the documentary film about the unsolved double honor killing case of Amina and Sarah Said in Irving, Texas, in 2008. Their father, Yaser Said, the prime suspect, has been in hiding since the murders and, since the film came out, was placed on the FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted List. Amy appears in the film discussing honor violence and is the Consulting Producer. After the film, she and the directors led the audience Q & A and discussion. This event sold out twice! Century Northgate 15, San Rafael, CA.

June 24, 2015: Amy moderated a panel conversation between several accomplished, entrepreneurial and philanthropic expatriate women leaders of the Bay Area in “International Women in the US: Achieving Success and Empowering Others” for The Expat Woman. San Francisco.

June 10, 2015: Amy co-organized and moderated the first film and panel discussion on honor violence in the USA in the US Capitol building in Washington, DC., sponsored by Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) in support of US ratification of the UN Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Host Committee included two dozen organizations like the UN Association, US National Committee for UN Women, World Bank Gender Group, International Center for Research on Women, YWCA, Muslims Facing Tomorrow, The Muslim American Leadership Alliance and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. The Justice Department released their findings from their first-ever study on honor violence in the US. “The Price of Honor” was screened. Details.

April 8, 2015: Free, public screening of “The Price of Honor” film followed by discussion with Director and Executive Producer Xoel Pamos and Amy Logan. Arcadia University, 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA, in Stiteler Auditorium.

March 15-21, 2015: Amy volunteered in Kathmandu, Nepal, on a medical mission with Healing the Children, and visited Empower Nepali Girls, an NGO.

February 28, 2015: Amy discussed her women’s human rights work, book and film with the San Francisco chapter of I Am That Girl, a worldwide community of female empowerment.

February 9, 2015: Private screening of “The Price of Honor” film for women’s rights leaders at the United Nations Foundation. Washington, D.C. Amy led the discussion about honor violence against women in the USA after the film.

February 8, 2015: New York Premiere of “The Price of Honor”, the documentary film about the unsolved double honor killing case of Amina and Sarah Said in Irving, Texas, in 2008. Their father, Yaser Said, the prime suspect, has been in hiding since the murders and, since the film came out, was placed on the FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted List. Amy appears in the film discussing honor violence and is the Consulting Producer. After the film, she led the audience Q & A and discussion with the filmmakers. Cinema Village, 22 East 12th St., New York.

December 12, 2014: TEDxSacramento: “This Changes Everything: Women”. Amy gave her talk, “It Hasn’t Always Been a Man’s World” on honor violence, women’s global empowerment and her own journey to recover as a victim of gender-based violence.

September 21, 2014: Los Angeles Premiere of “The Price of Honor”, the documentary film about the unsolved double honor killing case of Amina and Sarah Said in Irving, Texas, in 2008. Their father, Yaser Said, the prime suspect, has been in hiding since the murders and is on the FBI’s Most Wanted List. Amy appears in the film discussing honor violence and is the Consulting Producer. She answered questions with the other filmmakers during the discussion after the film. Screen Actors Guild Foundation theater, Los Angeles.

September 7, 2014: World Premiere of “The Price of Honor”, the documentary film about the unsolved double honor killing case of Amina and Sarah Said in Irving, Texas, in 2008. Their father, Yaser Said, the prime suspect, has been in hiding since the murders and is on the FBI’s Most Wanted List. Amy appears in the film discussing honor violence and is the Consulting Producer. Amy took questions during the discussion after the film. Lakewood Theater, Dallas.

August 4, 2014: US National Committee for UN Women – San Francisco. The documentary, “Honor Diaries”, which Amy serves on the Advisory Board of, was screened. Amy answered questions about honor violence, her novel and the film. The Women’s Building, San Francisco.

June 4-6, 2014: Gender and the Law: Limits, Contestations & Beyond – International Conference, Dokuz Eylül University and Gediz University, Izmir, Turkey. London Centre for Social Studies. Amy gave her paper, “Can Secularism Spare Women from Honor Violence?” and answered questions from the audience.

May 9-11, 2014: Gender and Crisis in Global Politics Conference, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. The International Feminist Journal of Politics. Amy gave her paper, “Why an Epidemic of Honor Violence is Not Considered a Crisis”.

May 14, 2014: US National Committee for UN Women – Los Angeles. Amy spoke on a panel with Syrian visual artist Fadia Afashe about “Women, Art & Social Change”.

March 29-30, 2014: Oxford Women’s Leadership Symposium, Oxford University, Oxford, England. Amy gave her paper, “The Epidemic of Honor Violence: A Failure of Women’s Leadership?”

Feb. 18, 2014: Yale Club of Philadelphia, book club appearance and discussion of The Seven Perfumes of Sacrifice.

 

Seven Perfumes is a fast read and the book club members were all very engaged in the book. We talked for 30 minutes about it before Amy joined us via Skype to answer our questions — and could have gone on for about two more hours. Seven Perfumes is current and political and a good book for a book club because there is so much polemic and controversy about the subject.”

– Celeste Mann, Facilitator, Yale Club of Philadelphia Book Club

Nov. 15-17, 2013: Global Secularisms Conference, New York University. Amy gave her paper, “Can Secularism Spare Women from Honor Violence?”

“Amy’s presentation was riveting. She elucidated the crisis of honor killings perpetrated on women and made a compelling case for the possible interventions of secularism to prevent them. Amy is a confident and forceful speaker who commands attention and brings cogency and commitment to the issue. I strongly recommend having Amy Logan as a speaker for academic and other conferences in feminism, secularism, religious studies, or other areas that connect to the issue of honor killing.”

– Michael Rectenwald, Ph.D., Organizer, Global Secularisms Conference, Professor, New York University

April 15, 2012: Salon Panorama, San Francisco. Private gathering. Amy gave a presentation on honor violence and Seven Perfumes.

July 7, 2012: The Seven Perfumes of Sacrifice Launch Party! Private home. Fairfax, CA. Amy gave a presentation on honor violence and Seven Perfumes.

 

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