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Making Feminist Fitna!

  • MIT Campus Center, Lobdell Dining Room (map)

A Co-Sponsored GCWS event

Making Feminist Fitna! Islamic Feminist Disruptions

Saturday, October 22nd, 12:30 - 9 PM
Location: Lobdell Dining Room, MIT Campus Center

This is a half-day event that will bring together local Muslim feminists and allies from academia, activists, and art spaces to share, discuss, and celebrate Islamic feminist thought. The major goal is to expose a wide range of people, particularly undergraduate and graduate students, to ideas not often heard in Muslim spaces or in Muslim community. This event will consist of panel discussions, a keynote roundtable, and a breakout community discussion on women in Muslim spaces. Following the community discussion, there will be an open-mic with performances from Muslim women artists and event participants to engage in storytelling of feminist struggles.

Featured panelists and presenters include:

  • Dr. Kecia Ali, Department of Religion, Boston University

  • Saadia Yacoob, Department of Religion, Williams College

  • Dr. Zahra Ayubi, Department of Religion, Dartmouth College

  • Dr. Elora Chowdhury, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, UMass Boston

  • Naila Baloch, Associate Chaplain and Muslim Advisor, Middlebury College