Hammer, the Kenan Rifai Scholar of Islamic Studies, will open the floor for discussion on this tonight at Flyleaf Books at her talk entitled “Muslim Women in the Media.” The talk is part of the Humanities in Action series, put on by UNC’s Program in the Humanities and Human Values.
“Everyone will tell you the going assumption is that Muslim women are oppressed and not just by patriarchal society, but from Islam as a religion,” Hammer said. “I am interested in challenging that in several ways.”
ATTEND THE TALK
When: 4:30 p.m. today
Where: Flyleaf Books
Tickets: $18 ahead of time, $8 for members of the General Alumni Association, free for students with One Card
More info: flyleafbooks.com
The event will focus largely on the visual representation of Muslim women and the stereotypes that exist in Western ideologies. The topic works well with the Humanities in Action’s spring theme of religion in America.
“We picked religion this semester because it’s the stuff you’re not supposed to talk about around the (dinner) table,” said Max Owre, interim director of the Program in the Humanities.