Why: As Muslims and Jews, we’re socialized to believe negative stereotypes about each other. We need to back up and better understand the systems of oppression-- Islamophobia and antisemitism-- that
Why: As Muslims and Jews, we’re socialized to believe negative stereotypes about each other. We need to back up and better understand the systems of oppression– Islamophobia and antisemitism– that drive those false narratives, and work to break them down together, in relationship with each other.
What: A space to reflect, share and learn about Islamophobia and antisemitism as experienced by those who identify as Muslim or Jewish women.* (*We know the term “woman” can be incomplete. We’re going to center the voices of anyone who has been conditioned with expectations around Muslim or Jewish femininity.)
If you self-identify as a Muslim or Jewish woman* and are willing to share your experiences with Islamophobia and antisemitism, your voices will be centered. This will be an opportunity to link arms and make sense of these systems of oppression together.
If you do NOT identify as a Muslim or Jewish woman*, you are invited to listen and learn. Your voice will not be centered in the space, but your listening and allyship is critical for our shared liberation. We appreciate your desire to learn alongside us.
Dinner from 5:30-6:00 pm, Workshop from 6:00 – 8:30pm
Where- Islamic Center of Minnesota
Space is limited, and participants will be intentionally selected to build a room of mixed identities and experiences. Please fill out this Google form to apply for a spot. You will be notified by no later than Wed, 12/11 if you have been accepted as a participant.
Muslim and Jewish Women of Minnesota is on a mission to build our shared power to make change in the progressive policy areas in which our beliefs and values intersect. We do our work rooted in faith with the understanding that our voices together are greater than the sum of their parts. We imagine a future where Muslim and Jewish women feel safe, know they belong and are a deeply connected affinity group.
(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Islamic Center of Minnesota
1401 Gardena Ave NE, Fridley, Minnesota 55432
Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment