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10/12/17 “Feminism in Islam”

“Feminism in Islam”

Thursday, October 12, 2017
5:00-7:00pm
Reading Room
William F. Starr Hall
45 Elizabeth St.
Hartford, CT 06105-2290
The Muslim Law Students’ Association is collaborating with the Women Law Students’ Association and Diversity Committee to bring a panel of female Muslim attorneys. They will be taking us on a journey through women’s rights, 600 A.D. to the present, discussing female empowerment and feminism in Islam. Dinner will be served.
Speakers:
Attorney Tahirah Amatul-Wadud

Attorney Uswah Khan

Mubarakah Ibrahim
 

For more information, please contact: Elaf Al-Wohaibi- elaf.al-wohaibi@uconn.edu

 

Boren Awards: Language Study and Research in the Middle East & North Africa

The application for the 2018 Boren Awards is now open at www.borenawards.org! Application deadline is February 8 for undergraduate students and January 30 for graduate students.
 
Boren Awards fund U.S. undergraduate and graduate language study and research abroad in world regions critical to U.S. national interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). Boren Awards promote longer‐term linguistic and cultural immersion overseas, and are available to applicants in most fields of study.
 
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