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Women - Documentaries & Discussions
Date: 3/13/2013 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Ovitt Family Community Library
California
A special screening of Nazrah: A Muslim Woman’s Perspective will be hosted by the library as part of their month long celebration of Women’s History Month. The film highlights multiple perspectives of what it’s like to be a Muslim woman in post-9/11 America. The film will be followed by a discussion with guest speakers Hafsa Arain, Maytha Alhassen, and Jameelah Medina.

This screening is also the inaugural event of a series of programs related to the library’s new Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys award to be held throughout the year. The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association. Major support for the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components is provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. Local support is provided by Claremont Lincoln University.