Inspired by Malala: Local Muslim Women Discuss Activism, Community, and Islamophobia
Inspired by the courage of Malala Yousufzai to speak up for equal rights of women and girls, this panel brings together local Bay Area Muslim women leaders to discuss Muslim women’s agency and activism. All too often, media distorts the lives and views of Muslim women. We hear about “sensational” and “shocking” violence against Muslim women as well as their passivity and powerlessness. But what are the differences between media stereotypes of Muslim women and the reality? Three local Muslim women leaders will speak intimately to the top concerns facing American Muslim women: Islamophobia, misguided prejudices about Islam and Muslim women, and the shortage of role models and leaders.
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