March 24th — Brown Bag Discussion #11
“Women’s Voices from the Muslim World: Three Documentaries”
Dr. Rula Quawas
Fulbright scholar-in-residence, Core Division
Where and when: Freeman Large Conference Room, President’s Office, 12:30-2:00 pm
About this discussion: We tend to speak about women who come from the Muslim world and we come to discuss their powerful and political voices which break the silence and blaze new pathways within the terrain of Arab feminisms. By viewing three short films about the personal stories of women from the Muslim world, you will bear witness to women’s realities, their hopes, their challenges and their solutions. You will create a space for yourself to experience the diversity and complexity of the Islamic world through the eyes of mothers and daughters and of sisters and wives who are determined to go against the grain and speak their mind. The short documentaries will give you a unique and deep perspective of women of all faiths and backgrounds living in Muslim-majority countries. They will create a circle that can open up spaces for dialogues that accept the rights and freedoms of individuals and respect for pluralism and freedom of speech.