Our Mamas Been Rockin Hijab Since Before We Were Babies: The History of Fashionable Modesty in Black Muslim Communities

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 5:00pm

Speaker(s): 
Jamillah Karim

In the Trump Era, the hijab has become a symbol of resistance to Islamophobia and celebration of Muslim women. But this didn't happen overnight. It took years of struggle, creativity, and perseverance by Muslim women who don't get the media's attention. We owe much to women like Ibtihaj Muhammad and Linda Sarsour, but they stand on the shoulders of African American Muslim mothers who worked hard to make their daughters love being Muslim and feel beautiful at the same time. Through personal and historical narrative, Jamillah Karim introduces us to these amazing Muslim Mamas.AHMADIEH FAMILY CONFERENCE HALL ROOM 240 JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTERFREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240

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