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Sisters Doing It for Themselves: Celebrating Muslim Women Organizing

March 4th, 2008     by Thea Lim     Comments

Sisters Doing It for Themselves: Celebrating Muslim Women Organizing

With eroding civil liberties, the war in the Afghanistan/Iraq, apartheid in Palestine, genocide in Sudan and political upheaval the world around, how are Muslim women and girls organizing and working towards building peace and justice? Sisters Doing It for Themselves: Celebrating Muslim Women Organizing will be an evening of poetry, performances, and visual art by Muslim women to discuss how our art, politics, and faith intersect with issues of gender, sexuality, race, and class.

Time: Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm Place: Noor Cultural Centre @ 123 Wynford Drive, Toronto Tickets: $5 - $15 (sliding scale)

Performances by: LAL, Farheen Beg, Paulina O’keefe, Asifa Sheikh, Fawzia Duale, Farzana Doctor (author of Stealing Nasreen), Bayan Khatib (author of Iraq: The Untold Tales)

Panel Discussions (from anti-islamophia to anti-imperialism to creative resistance): Nadeen El-Kassem, Gilary Massa, Nuzhat Jafri, Laury Silvers, Rosina Kazi (LAL), Selma Alwy Visual Arts Gallery Debkeh Workshop by Lemme Ibrahim (MOSAIC)

This event is organized & supported by: Noor Cultural Centre, Riverdale Immigrant Women’s Centre, Toronto Women’s Bookstore, Our Collective Dreams, CCMW - Canadian Council of Muslim Women

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