First Lady Tonette Walker

Oshkosh, USA: First lady Tonette Walker speaks to women of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

by thenorthwestern.com
Monday, March 17, 2014

“It’s important for us all to be respectful and to get to know each other and other people and other communities,” Walker said. “It’s humbling to be able to come into a community and listen to them.”
 

Women from all walks of life can make meaningful contributions and take on leadership roles no matter what their background or beliefs.

That was the message Wisconsin’s first lady Tonette Walker shared Monday with about two dozen members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Oshkosh at the Qamar Mosque.

The community’s Lajna Ima’illah, or women’s auxiliary, hosted the wife of Gov. Scott Walker as part of a dinner focusing on women’s leadership. The first lady spoke during the event which included a glimpse into the Islamic religion and culture.

“It’s so exciting to be up here because when we’re together and we’re talking, we’re just like another mom or woman or someone in a leadership role,” Walker said in an Oshkosh Northwestern Media interview after Monday’s event. “We’re exactly the same. We just come from different backgrounds and have different beliefs, but when we really get down to what’s important — our families and our children and …read more at thenorthwestern.com