The Hijab Challenge Makes News in North Jersey

Women’s History Month event featured in The Bergen Record

Photo by Ann Fairlie

Lamia Hermas addresses the audience.

“Beyond the Veil: The Hijab Challenge,” one of the Women’s History Month events at Montclair State was recently featured on the front page of The Bergen Record. Participants in the event spent two days wearing hijab, the head scarf traditionally worn by women of the Muslim faith, then met to talk about their experiences and listen to speakers discuss Muslim women’s issues.

Read what participants had to say about their experience in The Bergen Record article.

Women’s History Month at Montclair State is sponsored in part by the University’s Women's Studies Program and the Department of Equity & Diversity/Women's Center. Events are scheduled throughout the month of March and further information and a full schedule of events is available online at or