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LECTURE: PROFESSOR CHAN-MALIK, BEING MUSLIM:WOMEN OF COLOR IN AMERICAN ISLAM

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Venue: 
Foster Auditorium

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Co-sponsored by: The University Libraries, The Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum, Women’s, Gender, And Sexuality Studies, African American Studies, And The Africana Research Center

In this lecture, Professor Chan-Malik (Associate Professor Departments of American Studies and Women's and Gender Studies Rutgers University) will focus on the lives, subjectivities, and labors of u.s. Muslim women as a means to understand Islam’s historical presence in the United Wtates as both black protest religion and universal faith tradition. Drawing on archival images, cultural texts, popular media, and interviews, she addresses how communities of American Islam became sites of safety, support, spirituality, and social activism, and how women of color were central to their formation. By accounting for American Islam’s rich histories of mobilization and community, she will highlight the forms of resistance that u.s. Muslims, particularly U.S. Muslim women, have engaged in and continue to engage in, in the twentieth and twenty-first century united states.

 
SDGs:  5 (Gender Equality) and 10 (Reduced Inequalities)