Location: SCSU Atwood Theatre
Time: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 12:00pm
Increasing reports have demonstrated that pre- and post-election rhetoric led to an escalation in bias-motivated harassment and crimes, including against Muslims. Problems of Islamophobia are happening all over the country, including in Minnesota and the greater St. Cloud area. Muslim women can experience the brunt of Islamophobic violence, as those who are hijab-wearing are more visible, but also because of the intersection of gender injustice and misogyny, and the stereotype that Muslim women are oppressed by their religion.
In spite of these stereotypes, Muslim women are (have been) taking charge. Women’s leadership in Muslim organizations is increasing at a steady pace as reported by RISE: Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment, and there are a growing number of women leading in civic, religious and political arenas, as well as in student leadership roles. Learom Muslim women students about their life experiences, perspectives and future goals.
Presenters: Muslim women students from St. Cloud State University