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Do Muslim Women Need Saving?
May 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDTFree
In this class, these two Muslim women will explore commonly-held perceptions, assumptions, and stereotypes about Muslim women. This dynamic mother-daughter pair will approach these issues through the lens of contemporary socio-political trends as well as through their own cross-generational lived experiences. Discussing issues of being part of a multi-faith family, wearing the hijab, independence and self-expression for Muslim women, Tahirah and Safiyah will speak openly before opening the floor to questions, thoughts, comments, and reflections. All welcome, join us for this mind-expanding and heart-opening sharing.
Tahirah Amatul-Wadud is an attorney and former Commissioner for the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women. In the 2018 primary, she was a Democratic candidate for the Massachusetts 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Tahirah received numerous local and national endorsements. Her challenge made national news, including being featured on CNN, and in The Huffington Post, The Associated Press, and The New York Times. Tahirah secured nearly 30% of the vote and helped to inspire a higher than anticipated voter turnout.
Safiyah Bey is a 19 year old student at Holyoke Community College where she is President of the Student Senate. She has experience working with and leading youth and adults of all races and demographics in areas of food justice, racial justice and interfaith community building.