Lunch and Learn with the Coalition of Muslim Women: Gendered Islamophobia

Lunch and Learn with the Coalition of Muslim Women: Gendered Islamophobia
Contributed By: events coordinator
Organizing Institution: Schneider Haus National Historic Site
Contact email: [email protected]
Start Date: January 21, 2022 (12:00 EST/EDT)
End Date: January 21, 2022 (01:00 EST/EDT)
Cost: Free
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Violence against Women has many manifestations, Gendered Islamophobia is one!
Learn about the roots, manifestations, and impact of gendered Islamophobia

Fauzia Mazhar has 20 years of experience in the local social profit sector, much of it in leadership and management. She holds a Master of Social Work degree with a specialization in Community, Policy, Planning, Organizations (CPPO), and a post-graduate certificate in Leadership and Management from Wilfrid Laurier University.

In 2010, Fauzia joined hands with a handful of women in KW to start the modest initiative to empower Muslim women to be leaders and change-makers, able to address stereotypes and misconceptions about Muslim women through community outreach and bridge-building, which is now known as the Coalition of Muslim Women of KW or CMW.

Fauzia is a community builder and an engaged citizen, passionately bringing people and groups together to build a welcoming, inclusive and safe community. She is also an optimist who likes a good laugh.

A-Zoom link will be emailed to participants prior to the event.

This presentation is presented in conjunction with Schneider Haus’s newest exhibit

UN/COVERINGS – Mennonite & Muslim Women’s Heads and Hearts

On exhibit October 8

Why do Muslim head coverings cause such visceral reactions? Do Mennonite bonnets provoke the same response? And when the vast majority of both North American Mennonite and Muslim women don’t veil at all, why do these headcoverings receive so much (and such different) public attention?

In reality, Mennonite and Muslim women represent so much variation and contrast within and beyond their communities. Their stories and identities are as complex and creative as the clothes they wear.

If you think you know these women, just wait.

UN/COVERINGS turns stereotypes on their head.

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