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SHURUQ 2004: CELEBRATING THE MANY CULTURES OF THE MUSLIM WORLD

By dazzlin
 

All events will take place on the New York University campus.

The Kimmel Center is located at 60 Washington Square South



Monday March 22

Opening Night ?Hip Hop Alive: A Celebration of Muslim Contributions to Hip Hop?

Join us as we kick off Shuruq with a celebration of hip hop culture as a tool of expression for Muslim communities with break dancers from the Hierophysics crew, spoken word, MC'ing, graffiti art, and a very special guest DJ.

Co-sponsors: Project 5 & Program Board

E&L Auditorium, Kimmel Center 7-10pm



Tuesday March 23

The Abbasid Harem in Tenth-Century Baghdad: A Lecture on Gender and Sexuality in Medieval Islam

Nadia El Cheikh: International Visiting Scholar, GSGS, American University of Beirut

Co-sponsor: The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality

19 University Place, Room 222 6:30-8pm



Wednesday March 24

Voices from Gujarat

Join Women?s Herstory Month & Kappa Psi Delta for a night of performance commemorating the violence in Gujarat.

$2 NYU $4 Non-NYU Contributions will go toward Human Rights Watch Gujarat Relief Fund

914 Kimmel 7-9pm



Thursday March 25

Middle Eastern Queer Identity Communities in North America

A screening of the ?I Exist,? which focuses on the religious and cultural experiences of people of the Middle Eastern LGBT in North America. The screening will be followed by a moderated dialogue about queer identity in Islam and Muslim communities, facilitated by Prof. Rowson of the Middle Eastern Studies & Islamic Studies Dept. at NYU.

Lunch will be provided

Co-sponsor: LGBT Student Services

Shorin 802, Kimmel 12:30-2pm



Brecht Forum

Imperial Feminism: Occupied Bodies

Panel on Gender & Sexuality in Middle East, Central and South Asia.

Suggested Donation: $6, $8, $10

Co-sponsor: The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality

122 W. 27 Street 7:30pm



Friday March 26

Women in Iran: Social Activism through Film, Literature, and Law

Through film, literature, and law Iranian women have brought recognition to social injustices through artistic and academic creativity.

Join Persian Cultural Society and a distinguished panel of experts as they explore the status of women in contemporary Iran, the obstacles they face, and their role in influencing change.

914 Kimmel 7-9:30pm



Saturday March 27

OASIS, WHM, and Shuruq Week present:

5th Annual Forum on Social Justice & Activism

Keynote Speaker: Rinku Sen (ColorLines Magazine)

Workshops Include:

*Empire, Occupation, & Displacement: Politics of Resistance & Solidarity- Speakers Include Na'eem Jeenah (Wits University, South Africa) & Omneya Ragab (American University in Cairo)

*Racial/Ethnic Profiling Across Communities after 9/11- Speakers Include Svati Shah (PhD Candidate- Columbia University)& Udi Ofer (NYCLU)

*Dissecting Propaganda in the Media- Speakers Include Toby Miller (NYU)& JoAnn Wypijewski (The Nation)

*Military Recruitment & Its Impact on Marginalized Communities

*Intellectual Freedom & Institutional Responsibility: The Politics of Higher Education & Divestment on Campus

*Performances by Spoken Word Artists & Musicians (Magdalen Hsu-Li, Felice Belle)

Breakfast & Lunch will be provided

10:30am-5pm Kimmel



Monday March 29

On Authority: Revisiting Tradition in Islam through the Discourse of Gender

Speakers:

Catherine Stimpson, Dean of GSAS

Prof. Marion Katz- NYU

Dr. Sherman Jackson- University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Dr. Kecia Ali- Harvard University

Dr. Farid Esack- Xavier College

Dr. Asma Barlas- Ithaca College

Dr. Amina McCloud- DePaul University

Five Muslim Academics of various positions on religion and academia engage in a conversation on authority and ender in contemporary Islam.

Ayesha Siddiqua Chaudhry, Ph.D. student will be the moderator

Reception will follow the panel discussion.

Co-sponsors: Middle Eastern Studies Dept., Center for Sexuality Gender Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Science, Kevorkian Center, OASIS, Women?s Herstory Month, Womyn?s Center

914 Kimmel 6:30-9:30pm



The Patriot Act & Its' Ramifications for University Life

Information session concerning the USA Patriot Act & it's ramifications. Featuring a guest speaker from the New York Civil Liberties Union.

Hosted by the GOLD Leadership Program & American Civil Liberties Union-NYU Chapter

Kimmel 704J 6-7pm



Thursday April 1

Tarab: The Groove

Arab Students United is proud to present its annual cultural show, TARAB: The Groove.It?s a night of unforgettable experiences and flavors?attracting performers and audiences from all over New York, this show will feature dancers, singers, poets, comedians, and a delicious dinner! Guaranteed to enchant all your senses...

Rosenthal Pavilion, Kimmel 7pm



Friday April 2

Voices from the Edge

As the sun sets on our cultural celebration join us for a night of performance, spoken word, short student films, and an art display, featuring Indian artist Salma Arastu, as well as work from members of the NYU community Hear voices in English, Arabic, Urdu, Persian, & Spanish. Be ready to get involved with our open mic! An array of desserts from various cultures will be served.

Co-sponsors: Pakistani Students Association, Program Board Visual Arts Committee, Asian Heritage Month

914 Kimmel 7-11pm







The Shuruq Committee would like to extend Special Thanks to: ASSBAC, OSA, Sarah Abdallah, Professor Rabab Abdulhadi, Jigna Bhagat, Jessica Gonzalez, Fannie Chan, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, OASIS, LGBT Student Services, Asian/Pacific/American Program & Institute, Kevorkian Center, Middle Eastern Studies Dept., The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, Religious Studies Program, Program Board, Women?s Herstory Month, Asian Heritage Month, Kappa Psi Delta, Project 5, Persian Cultural Society, Womyn?s Center, American Civil Liberties Union- NYU Chapter, Arab Students United, Pakistani Students Association, and to all the performers, speakers, artists & attendants?without you, these events would not be possible



Shuruq 2004 Planning Committee:

Kiran Nasir Gore- Co-Chair

Ayesha Siddiqua Chaudhry- Co-Chair

Musa Syeed- Junior Chair

Sadia Kalam- Secretary

Mina Gomez- Treasurer

Sami Hermez- Senior Consultant

Sarah Abdallah- Advisor



For additional information please contact Kiran Nasir Gore at kiran@nyu.edu.

 
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Sadia101 (April 8, 2004 at 1:20am)
How come Kiran is soooooooooo cool?