This class addresses common myths and misconceptions about Middle Eastern women. A few questions we'll cover include:
Are all Middle Eastern women Arab?
What role does Islam play in Middle Eastern societies?
Are the majority of Arab women oppressed?
Who are today's Middle Eastern female role models?
The latest statistics reveal that more Arab women than men are graduating from college and higher learning institutions. Furthermore, movements such as the Dignity Revolution (commonly known as the Arab Spring in the West) have changed how women define themselves within family, society and religion.
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There will be a one hour discussion followed by Q&A. An assortment of Middle Eastern food will be served at the beginning of class.
This class has already occurred.
Monday October 29, 2012
6:30PM - 8:00PM
Sadiqua is the founder of Sharp Thinking Communications, an organization dedicated to promoting cultural and business endeavors with the Middle East. In 2012, she earned her Master’s degree from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee with an emphasis in Leadership and Organizational Change. Her Master's thesis was entitled "The Evolution of a Palestinian Woman, from 1940 until Now." It included 55 face-to-face interviews with Palestinian women in the West Bank ages 18-90 and their perceptions about their lives, society and the West.
Sadiqua's travels to the Middle East since she was nine have taught her to never judge an Arab woman by how she dresses.