On Gender, Justice, and Change: Muslim Women's Activism as Practice and Discourse
Based on a decade of research on Muslim women’s activism, both globally and in the U.S., this talk offers reflections on the relationship between activism as practice and the role of interpretation, especially of the Qur’an, as both discourse and practice. It considers notions of gender justice and equality in their relationship to the construction of Islam as tradition on one hand and the influence of feminist theory on the other. Examples include the work of Musawah, a transnational Muslim women’s activist network, and domestic violence awareness work in the United States.
Wednesday, February 21 at 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Intercultural Center, #270
37th and O St., N.W., Washington