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Innovative Approaches to Migrant Worker Advocacy

Join us for a conversation on migrant workers’ rights in Jordan’s garment sector in the free trade zones with Mervat Jumhawee, Advocacy Officer for the El Hassan Workers’ Center. Founded in 2012, the El Hassan Workers’ Center has a mission of working with multiple stakeholders to connect workers with health and recreational services; empower workers with knowledge about their legal rights; and equip them with tools and resources to organize and advocate for those rights. Read More

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A Conversation with Syrian Refugee and Activist Sana Mustafa

Sana Mustafa, a Syrian refugee in the US, will share her story growing up in Syria, revolting against the Assad regime, fleeing the horrors of war, and starting a new life in the US, and her new path as an activist and advocate for the rights of Syrian refugees worldwide. Read More

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The Syrian Crisis in Film: Two Award-Winning Short Narratives

Join us for the screening of two short films inspired by true events of the Syrian war. Fireplace (2017) and Orshena (2016) both recount tales of the devastating human consequences of war and give deep intellectual insights into the humanitarian crisis in Syria. The screening will be followed by a discussion with award-winning directors Muhammad Bayazid and Samah Safi Bayazid. Read More

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Feminist Voices in Islam: Rethinking Patriarchal Ethics

Ziba Mir-Hosseini, a leading scholar of Islamic feminism, will discuss the emerging reformist and feminist voices in Islam and their potential in challenging the long-established classical interpretations of Shari’a and rethinking their underlying patriarchal ethical values and norms. Read More

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Private Revolutions film screening and discussion

The final event in ILSP: LSC’s film series on Women, Rights, and Activism in the Muslim World is a screening of “Private Revolutions – Young, Female, Egyptian.” The film chronicles two years in the lives of four young Egyptian women from various social backgrounds who are fighting for their rights and for change after the revolution. Read More

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Gender Justice and Women’s Rights Activism within an Islamic Framework

Please join us for a Skype discussion over coffee and bagels with leading Malaysian activist and Muslim feminist Zainah Anwar on the topic of women’s rights activism in Muslim contexts and her work currently leading the Musawah global movement for equality in the Muslim family. Read More