"Shattering the Stereotypes: Muslim Women Speak Out" is a panel presentation that will be chaired by Professor Fawzia Afzal-Khan, Department of English. Professor Afzal-Khan is the editor of the book "Shattering the Stereotypes: Muslim Women Speak Out" (Interlink Publishing, 2004). Panel members will discuss their experiences and important issues concerning Muslim women in the West. In the wake of September 11th, Muslim women in the West found themselves more marginalized than ever by a panicked discourse that did little to promote a true understanding of Islam or the Islamic world. In a book that includes essays, poetry, fiction, memoir, plays, and artwork, Muslim women speak for themselves, revealing a complexity of experience and thought that escapes most Western protrayals. Ethnically and attitudinally diverse, the texts in Shattering the Stereotypes together make a more rounded portrait of what it is to be a Muslim woman in the 21st century.
Thursday, March 31, 2005. 1:00-4:00 p.m. Cohen Lounge, Dickson Hall.
Free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact Alicia Remolde at WMST@mail.montclair.edu