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hijab

Panel discussion: "Unveiling the Mystery of the Hijab"

Thursday, February 25, 2010

7:00 p.m., Robert A. Jones Conference Room

Three young Middlebury women, Hafsa Ahmad ('12), Mahnaz Razaie ('13) and Mariam Boxwala ('13), will discuss their experiences wearing hijab, the veil worn by Muslim women. Professors Justin Stearns and Febe Armanios will be speaking about the historical and religious backgrounds of the hijab and Muslim women. The students will be discussing how it is to wear hijab in America post-9/11, their experiences as "hijabis" abroad and in Middlebury, and dealing with misconceptions of Muslim women. After the panel discussion, there will be an open question and answer session for the panelists and professors. Sponsored by the Middlebury Islamic Society of Middlebury College, Chellis House Women's Resource Center, and The Chaplain's Office.