Women’s Center Presents Book Discussion on Islamic Feminism

by GABBIE KEERAN, CSU Public Relations Intern


Three events sharing information and experiences for Muslim women will be the focus of an Islamic Feminism book series sponsored by the Women’s Center and the Gender and Women’s Studies program at Minnesota State Mankato.

Topics for the three sessions will follow related published books on and by Muslim women. Dr. Yalda Hamidi, assistant professor with Gender and Women’s Studies will lead discussion during the Zoom sessions.

The Wednesday series on Feb. 24, March 24 and April 21 will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

The reading and discussion series opens on Feb. 24 with American Muslim Women: Negotiating Race, Class, and Gender Within the Umman by Jamillah Karim.

Discussion on March 24 will center around the book, Veiled Superheroes: Islam, Feminism, and Popular Culture, by Sophia Rose Arjana on Wednesday, Mar. 24 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The final book in the series, Queer Jihad: LGBT Muslims on Coming Out, Activism, and the Faith, by Afdhere Jama will be discussed on Wednesday, April 21.

Registration is required for students to be have access to a zoom link for each book discussion. Students can register for this event here.

For more information regarding the Islamic Feminism book discussions visit the Women’s Center – Minnesota State University, Mankato Facebook page. Or visit Islamic Feminism Book Discussion: American Muslim Women | Minnesota State University, Mankato.

“The Women’s Center fosters a healthy, safe, and engaging campus community. We support and lift the voices of all women, and we welcome and encourage persons of all genders to visit us.” This statement is from the Women’s Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato.


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