Wednesday, July 23, 2014

#LocalVoicesTalk about Women in Islam

On Thursday, July 24, The WIP and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies will co-host Twitter chat “Women in Islam: Myth vs. Reality.” Join the conversation from 9:30 am – 10:30 am PDT / 12:30 pm - 1:30pm EDT on Twitter. #LocalVoicesTalk

The idea for “Women in Islam: Myth vs. Reality” was inspired by two CNS fellows from Pakistan – Maria Syed and Nidaa Shahid. Both fellows wrote this summer for The WIP addressing the common misperceptions in the West of women in Pakistan. After sharing the topic with CNS fellow Abdulmajeed Ibrahim of Nigeria, the topic grew to address common misperceptions in the West about Islam. The vision for this conversation is to engage Muslims and Non-Muslims to cultivate better cross-cultural understanding.

The Twitter event follows my radio presentation "Muslimahs On Faith And Women's Issues," which aired the weekend of July 19-20.


More information + bios of the chat panel can be found here.



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