Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Daughters of Eve: Muslim Women Critically Thinking the Past, Present and Future

I've received this event announcement, which I reproduce here. Please send enquiries to the organiser, not myself:

Daughters of Eve: Muslim Women Critically Thinking the Past, Present and Future

Date: Friday 6 to Sunday 8 May 2011

The two day national residential conference, which has been organised in partnership with the BMWC (Bradford Muslim Women’s Council and ISB (Islamic Society of Britain) is the first of its kind in Bradford. 
The event which is taking place at the Ramada Jarvis Hotel in Bradford aims to bring together women from across the UK. In order to facilitate this, we will be providing an opportunity for women to share their own experiences, meet different women; participate and learn through a series of interactive workshops, panel discussions and key note speeches by leading academics, journalists and scholars, as well as women working within grassroots organizations. 
You can also pamper yourself, view exhibitions and stalls and be entertained by Poetic Pilgrimage and a thought provoking play by Arakaan Creative on Extremism.
In a fast paced world where there is little time to take stock, we have provided opportunities for reflection and the sharing of spiritual stories and experiences. Prayer times have also been factored into the program creating opportunities for women to take part in congregational prayers if they wish to. 
For further information and queries please email or call Nuzhat on: 07432704858

Monday, 18 April 2011

Framing Muslims: Representation in Culture and Society Post-9/11

I lifted this from the email announcement, as it looks interesting. Please address any questions to the organisers, rather than myself:

AbdoolKarim Vakil (King’s College, London)co-editor of Thinking Through Islamophobia: Global Perspectives Hurst 2011


Julian Petley (Brunel University) co-editor of Pointing the Finger: Islam and Muslims in the British Media,
Oneworld, 2011

AbdoolKarim Vakil and Julian Petley will discuss their new books and the contexts and ideas behind them, before taking questions from the floor. Copies of both books will be available for purchase.

Thursday 19 May 2011, 5.30-7.00pm
Room G3, SOAS Main Building, SOAS, University of London, Russell Square

All are welcome. Booking not required.

Further information: