Diversity in Muslim Identity
Thursday, February 21, 2013
McCullough Social Space
This event is organized by the Islamic Society of Middlebury College (ISMC). The aim of this event is to promote an authentic depiction of the varied faces of Islam and to show the diversity and the pluralistic nature of the world's second-largest religion. “Diversity in Muslim Identity” encompasses facets such as culture, music, architecture, science, history, environment, poetry and more. The presenters and panel members will consist of ISMC members and professors. The hope is that this event will be informative and will introduce the true characteristics of Islam to the broader Middlebury community.
This event is open to all students, faculty, staff, and off-campus community members.
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.