Hijab Awareness Week

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Hijab Awareness Events February 1-19, 2019

World Hijab Day was first celebrated on February 1, 2013, inspired by activist Nazma Khan, to share the experience of the Hijab wearing and promote understanding among all cultures.

Friday, Feb 1, Monday, Feb. 4, and Tuesday, Feb. 5 |  10:00am to 2:00pm

World Hijab Week: Wear a Hijab for a Day
Come experience what it is like to wear a Hijab for a day.
Where: Meister lobby and RBSC lobby

Thursday, Feb. 7 | 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Panel discussion: Why I Wear the Hijab: Students Share Personal Experiences
In this conversation, BCC students will share the reasons why they choose to wear the Hijab.
Where: NL 137

Tuesday, Feb. 19 | 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Presentation: Understanding the Hijab: Past, Present, and Future
Speaker: Hanadi Doleh (Interfaith Center of New York)
Come learn about the different interpretations and perspectives on the wearing of the Hijab.

These conversations are organized by the BCC Muslim Student Association and the Peace and Justice Club, and are sponsored by the President’s Conversation Series.

Questions? Contact Hisseine Faradj (Social Sciences) hisseine.faradj@bcc.cuny.edu or Mara Lazda (mara.lazda@bcc.cuny.edu)


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