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info_outline Parenting with an Accent by Masha Rumer 06/08/2022
Parenting with an Accent by Masha Rumer About our guest: Masha Rumer is an award-winning journalist and freelance writer. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Quartz, the Moscow Times, Parents.com, and elsewhere. An immigrant from the former Soviet Union, she now lives with her family in California, where she is navigating the nuances of multicultural and interfaith parenting. You can find her online at masharumer.com and on Twitter @MashaDC. Beacon Press - Merging real stories with research and on-the-ground reporting, an award-winning journalist and immigrant explores multicultural parenting and identity in the US Through her own stories and interviews with other immigrant families, Masha Rumer paints a realistic and compassionate picture of what it’s like for immigrant parents raising a child in America while honoring their cultural identities. Parenting with an Accent incorporates a diverse collection of voices and experiences, giving readers an intimate look at the lives of many different immigrant families across the country. Using empirical data, humor, and on-the-ground reportage, Rumer offers interviews with experts on various aspects of parenting as an immigrant, including the challenges of acculturation, bilingualism strategies, and childcare. She visits a children’s Amharic class at an Ethiopian church in New York, a California vegetable farm, a Persian immersion school, and more. Deeply researched yet personal, Parenting with an Accent centers immigrants and their experiences in a new country—emphasizing how immigrants and their children remain an integral part of America’s story.
info_outline Rooted in the Body by Lisa White 06/01/2022
Rooted in the Body by Lisa White About our guest: Lisa J. White was a senior instructor of Arabic, and former executive director of CASA, the Center for Arabic Study Abroad at the Arabic Language Institute of the American University in Cairo, where she taught for over thirty years. About the Book: We are all married to our bodies, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health. As a result, the body is a hard-wired, powerful presence in thought and speech. Rooted in the Body: Arabic Metaphor and Morphology considers this basic premise of linguistic embodiment and shows how it is especially true of Arabic. Consciously and unconsciously, speakers of Arabic use reams of vocabulary derived from the body, making it an ideal springboard for a deeper and more nuanced understanding of Arabic morphology. Structurally speaking, Arabic is a language built on abstract roots, short sequences of single consonants that are systematically modified to produce actual vocabulary. Learning to recognize and manipulate those roots is an invaluable skill, especially for non-native adult learners, because it lightens their memorization load significantly. Rooted in the Body uses delightful side-by-side essays and comic illustrations to invite readers to explore Arabic’s signature morphology as they reflect on some 120 metaphorically charged body parts. On the long road to proficiency, lexical precision is important, but so, too, is cultural fluency. As it demystifies the links between morphology and semantics, Rooted in the Body also uses citations from Arabic’s rich cultural history to highlight the body’s vital role in language. This book will be a fascinating and invaluable resource, not only for advanced learners of Arabic but for linguists, rhetoricians, and philosophers of language.
info_outline Shelley Kloba: How to Reach Out and to Be Advocate for Peace 05/26/2022
Shelley Kloba: How to Reach Out and to Be Advocate for Peace Yesterday was May 25, 2022, the second anniversary of . Around the same time, about two years ago, I talked with of the 1st District at the Washington House of Representatives. We talked about racism, white supremacy, George Floyd killing, and the instruction on how citizens can reach out to politicians. In this interview, Rep. Kloba explains a few legislatures that she was able to pass in the congress. She focuses on communications between her office and public citizens. She approaches some of our questions from the point of view of a mother, and she tells us what she thinks and feels about racism in the United States. We are an independent news outlet showcasing the diversity within Muslim and women-of-color communities. We practice positive peace journalism, trying to bridge and connect. . Thank you. We love you. Thanks very much for paying attention to us. Please subscribe to our channel, send your feedback or comments to [email protected], and love us back. Thank you. Visit to read and listen to more episodes.
info_outline If the U.S. Controls Women’s Bodies, Why Do We Criticize Iran? 05/11/2022
If the U.S. Controls Women’s Bodies, Why Do We Criticize Iran? An abortion is a medical procedure that ends a pregnancy. It is a basic healthcare need for millions of women, girls and others who can become pregnant. Worldwide, an estimate 1 in 4 pregnancies end in an abortion every year, according to Amnesty International. But while the need for abortion is common, access to safe and legal abortion services is far from guaranteed. In countries like Iran abortion is illegal. Iranian women conduct unsafe and hidden abortion procedure in private clinics to end their pregnancies. In this audio oped, Sara Jamshidi compares Iran and the United States of trying to control women’s bodies. In her personal stories, she talks about abortion in Iran and in the United States.
info_outline Journeys Toward Gender Equality in Islam by Ziba Mir-Hosseini 05/05/2022
Journeys Toward Gender Equality in Islam by Ziba Mir-Hosseini About this episode: If justice is an essential value in Islam, why have women been treated as second-class citizens in Islamic legal tradition? In her book , Ziba Mir-Hosseini explores how democratic gender laws might be constructed from within the Islamic legal framework. She explains how her journey, and the journeys of six influential Muslim intellectuals, has created the framework for further exploration of gender equality in Islam. About our guest: , specializing in Islamic law, gender and development, she is a founding member of Musawah Global Movement for Equality and Justice in the Muslim Family. About Peaceful Bridge Makers: We love you. We value your presence here. Thanks for choosing to be our peaceful bridge maker companion. Please subscribe to our channel. We need your help. We need your support to grow and spread peace, kindness and compassion. About Goltune and Peacemindedly Visit to see more episodes like this one. Thank you very much for joining us in this beautiful journey of walking through the path of God, peace, kindness and compassion. With love, peace, and gratitude, Goltune and Peacemindedly team
info_outline Don’t Forget Us At Guantanamo by Mansoor Adayefi 04/27/2022
Don’t Forget Us At Guantanamo by Mansoor Adayefi About the book At the age of 18, Mansoor Adayfi left his home in Yemen for a cultural mission to Afghanistan. He never returned. Kidnapped by warlords and then sold to the US after 9/11, he was disappeared to Guantánamo Bay, where he spent the next 14 years as Detainee #441. Don’t Forget Us Here tells two coming-of-age stories in parallel: a makeshift island outpost becoming the world’s most notorious prison and an innocent young man emerging from its darkness. Arriving as a stubborn teenager, Mansoor survived the camp’s infamous interrogation program and became a feared and hardened resistance fighter leading prison riots and hunger strikes. With time though, he grew into the man nicknamed “Smiley Troublemaker”: a student, writer, advocate, and historian. While at Guantánamo, he wrote a series of manuscripts he sent as letters to his attorneys, which he then transformed into this vital chronicle, in collaboration with award-winning writer Antonio Aiello. About our guest: Mansour Adayfi is a writer, advocate, and former Guantánamo detainee, held for over 14 years without charges as an enemy combatant. Adayfi was released to Serbia in 2016, where he struggles to make a new life for himself and to shed the designation of a suspected terrorist. He has published several New York Times pieces, including a “Modern Love” column.
info_outline Bilhana: Wholefood Recipes from Egypt, Lebanon and Morocco 04/17/2022
Bilhana: Wholefood Recipes from Egypt, Lebanon and Morocco Yasmine Elgharably is a self-taught home cook with a business background and a passion for Middle Eastern cuisine. She is the co-founder of CairoCooking.com, a recipe-sharing platform for Middle Eastern food. Shewekar Elgharably is an interior decorator. In 2016 she became a certified health coach and recipe developer for healing and nutritious dish combinations. Yehia El-Alaily is a Cairo-based food and travel photographer with over fifteen years’ experience.
info_outline The Beauty of the Houri by Nerina Rustomji 04/05/2022
The Beauty of the Houri by Nerina Rustomji The fascination with the houri, the pure female of Islamic paradise, began long before September 11, 2001. The Beauty of the Houri: Heavenly Virgins, Feminine Ideals demonstrates how the ambiguous reward of the houri, mentioned in and developed in Islamic theological writings, has gained a distinctive place in the cultural eye from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century. We talk with Nerina Rustomji, an associate and the author of The Beauty of the Houri: Heavenly Virgins, Feminine Ideals. The houri had multiple functions in that ranged from caretaker, to pure companion, to personal entertainment. French, English, and American writers used the houri to critique Islam and Muslim societies, while also adopting the houri as a model of feminine beauty. Unlike earlier texts that presented different forms of the houri or universalized the houri for all women, writings about the houri after September 11th offer contradictory messages about Islam. In the twenty-first century, the image of the houri has come to symbolize a reward for violence and the possibility of gender parity.
info_outline Peacemindedly Podcast, Season Five, Ramadan Special and Much More ... 04/04/2022
Peacemindedly Podcast, Season Five, Ramadan Special and Much More ... Hello and Salam to you beautiful peaceful bridge makers. Journalists report on women in Muslim and Middle Eastern countries when their rights are violated. But they report on women in Western societies when their rights are respected, according to Islamophobia and Media Portrayal of Muslim Women, a text analysis of U.S. News coverage by Rochelle Terman. Is there a way to challenge this reality? I think there is. Salam again, My name is Sara Jamshidi, publisher of Goltune.com. Here at Goltune we are a group of passionate, professional women looking to bridging the gap between Muslims and non-Muslims in the U.S. and around the world. With the Goltune website and our Peacemindedly podcast, we seek to reverse the media’s long-held, negative perception of Islam by using peace journalism to connect and inspire. We are starting our season 5 on Peacemindedly podcast tomorrow. Our fist episode is dedicated to The Beauty of the Houri: Heavenly Virgins, Feminine Ideals. On this season, we have a range of amazing discussions with our guests about food, culture, feminism, Afghanistan and Ukraine. We are also launching our first pledge campaign ever. And we are very excited about that. Please join us to amplify women voices through peace journalism. Please become one of our peaceful Bridge Makers by pledging $50, $35, $25 and however you can to support us with our mission to bridging the gap between nations, cultures, languages and women. Please go to Goltune.com to pledge your support. Click on “donate” box at the top of the page to start. We are also launching our crowdfunding campaign on Lauch Good, a crowdfunding platform focused on the Muslim community. Our pledge campaign is happening during the month of Ramadan. Pleas support us in any way you can. Thank you very much for your generous contributions.
info_outline Egyptian Flavors by Dyna Eldaief 03/17/2022
Egyptian Flavors by Dyna Eldaief About our guest: Dyana Eldaief is the author of , easy-to-follow recipes that are rich with vegetables, flavors, legumes and meat. Dyna has appeared on the Middle East edition of the reality television cooking show The Taste. She is active on YouTube and Instagram and offers classes on her website. About the Book: This charming, pocket-sized collection of recipes is the perfect introduction to Egyptian cooking. From classic starters and breakfast dishes like ta‘miya (falafel) and fuul medammis (slow-cooked fava beans), to well-loved main meals such as stuffed cabbage leaves (mahshi cromb), and mouthwatering almond pudding and fritter balls soaked in syrup, Egyptian Flavors leads you on a wonderful discovery of this unique and delightful cuisine.
info_outline Islam doesn't have a feminism, women are creating one; and The U.S. media vs. Muslims 02/27/2022
Islam doesn't have a feminism, women are creating one; and The U.S. media vs. Muslims Islam doesn't have a feminism, women are creating one; and The U.S. media vs. Muslims
info_outline Reopening Muslim Minds by Mustafa Akyol 01/14/2022
Reopening Muslim Minds by Mustafa Akyol Mustafa Akyol is a senior fellow at the . In his work, he focuses on the intersection of public policy, , and modernity. Mustafa is defined by various media outlets as one of the most notable Muslim modernist and reformist. He has been a regular contributing opinion writer for The New York Times since 2013. Amazon - In Reopening Muslim Minds, Mustafa Akyol, senior fellow at the Cato Institute and opinion writer for The New York Times, both diagnoses “the crisis of Islam” in the modern world, and offers a way forward. Diving deeply into Islamic theology, and also sharing lessons from his own life story, he reveals how Muslims lost the universalism that made them a great civilization in their earlier centuries. Akyol especially demonstrates how values often associated with Western Enlightenment ― freedom, reason, tolerance, and an appreciation of science ― had Islamic counterparts, which sadly were cast aside in favor of more dogmatic views, often for political ends.
info_outline Omid Roustaei: Thanksgiving, Persian Style 11/22/2021
Omid Roustaei: Thanksgiving, Persian Style Omid Roustaei is a Persian chef / recipe developer with a well-attended blog called Caspian Chef – Omid Roustaei. Omid’s love of Persian cooking started when Omid was determined to keep his nostalgic connection with his homeland Iran, and his home-city Babol. A former-private chef, Omid combines his passion for cooking, expert knowledge, and life experience to take his audience on a culinary expedition. In his cooking classes, Omid transports his audience to Iran with tales of his childhood stories by sharing his knowledge about plant-based, intuitive cooking and his love of Persian culture. Omid Roustaei is a psychotherapist by profession, and a chef by passion. In his conversation with Sara Jamshidi, they talk about Persian cuisine, , and his mission to bring people together with food.
info_outline How to Raise a Feminist Son: Sonora Jha 11/15/2021
How to Raise a Feminist Son: Sonora Jha Sonora Jha, Ph.D., is a novelist, essayist, researcher, and a Professor of Journalism at . Sonora was born in India, where she had a career as a journalist in Mumbai and Bangalore before moving to Singapore and then to the United States. Sonora’s academic research on the emerging intersections of the press, politics, and the Internet has been published in top-tier national and international scholarly journals. Part memoir, part manifesto, is a confluence of the author’s life, her rich inner life, family life, and feminism. With discussions on media, race, , and everything in between, the author leaves almost nothing un-inspected. Sonora writes through a trained feminist lens, and her love and empathy for her son and others is felt on the page.
info_outline Women and Gender in the Qur'an: Celene Ibrahim 11/08/2021
Women and Gender in the Qur'an: Celene Ibrahim Celene Ibrahim is the author of Women and Gender in the Qur'an. In her book, Ibrahim explores the complex cast of female figures in the Qur'an, probing themes related to biological sex, female sexuality, female speech, and women in sacred history. Stories about gendered social relations permeate the Qur'an, and nearly three hundred verses involve specific women or girls. The Qur'an features these figures in accounts of human origins, in stories of the founding and destruction of nations, in narratives of conquest, in episodes of romantic attraction, and in incidents of family devotion and strife. Ibrahim explores the complex cast of female figures in the Qur'an, probing themes related to biological sex, female sexuality, female speech, and women in sacred history.
info_outline Climate Change Conference 2021; Planting a Seed: Three Simple Steps to Sustainable Living: Kate Gaertner 11/02/2021
Climate Change Conference 2021; Planting a Seed: Three Simple Steps to Sustainable Living: Kate Gaertner About the author Kate Gaertner is a leading expert, sought-after speaker and consultant in corporate sustainability with 25 years of combined corporate and entrepreneurial experience. She holds a Masters of Science in Sustainable Management from the University of Wisconsin, an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, and an A.B. from Dartmouth College. About this episode As the world starts to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, another global -- and even more devastating -- existential threat persists: . The world is getting hotter. This summer, wildfires engulfed the West Coast and floods ranged through China and Europe. Britain, once a generally wet and cold place, issued its first heat warning. Extreme weather becomes each day more common in every corner of the world. , also known as COP26, is being held in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, between 31 October and 12 November 2021. This conference is the first time that parties are expected to commit to enhanced ambition since the previous climate change conference, As government bodies and scientists try to find solution for climate change crisis, the issue can feel too large and too for individual to make a difference. Yet, without coordinated government response it is up to each of us to try. We can live by our ideals, dig into what motivates our decision making, and find that living lighter is not too difficult with a thoughtful approach, we can live better by acting sustainably, now with an essential guide to help. by Kate Gaertner, corporate sustainability expert, is a detailed guide for making better choices for ourselves and the planet. The book offers hundreds of ideas for tweaking our actions to that our impact is softer, our carbon footprint is petite and our life is more joyful. Kate focuses on seven impact categories where actions can truly be felt: Transportation, Energy,, Home and Property, Food, Material Goods, Water and Trash. She helps us to understand what motivates us by engaging in by explaining four value categories: The Penny-Wiser: A frugal friend who is creative and driven by cost savings. The Be-Bester: A health-conscious go-getter who is derive by fitness and nutrition The Bridge-Builder: A civic-minded neighbor who cares for the local community and economy. S/he is driven by trust and symbiosis The Nature Lover: An outdoors-man who wants to support biodiversity and is driven by concern for clean air, land, water and soil.
info_outline Our Women on the Ground 10/27/2021
Our Women on the Ground Zahra Hankir features nineteen Arab women journalists who speak out about what it’s like to report on their changing homelands in this first-of-its-kind essay collection. A growing number of intrepid Arab and Middle Eastern —are working tirelessly to shape nuanced narratives about their changing homelands, often risking their lives on the front lines of war. From sexual harassment on the streets of Cairo to the difficulty of traveling without a male relative in Yemen, their challenges are unique—as are their advantages, such as being able to speak candidly with other women at a Syrian medical clinic or with men on WhatsApp who will go on to become ISIS fighters, rebels, or pro-regime soldiers.
info_outline We Wrote in Symbols, Love and Lust by Arab Women Writers: Selma Dabbagh 10/19/2021
We Wrote in Symbols, Love and Lust by Arab Women Writers: Selma Dabbagh the first anthology to on lust, love and the erotic. spanning 3000 years, it includes the works of classical authors, award-winning contemporary authors and emerging writers, published in English for the first time. It is a little-known secret that Arabic literature has a long tradition of erotic writing. Behind that secret lies another – that many of the writers are women. We Wrote in Symbols celebrates the works of 75 of these female writers of Arab heritage who articulate love and lust with artistry and skill. Here, a wedding night takes an unexpected turn beneath a canopy of stars; a woman on the run meets her match in a flirtatious encounter at Dubai Airport; and a carnal awakening occurs in a Palestinian refugee camp. From a masked rendezvous in a circus, to meetings in underground bars and unmade beds, there is no such thing as a typical sexual encounter, as this electrifying anthology shows.
info_outline Executives of Halal Expo Explain Muslims' Peaceful and Healthy Ways of Living 10/08/2021
Executives of Halal Expo Explain Muslims' Peaceful and Healthy Ways of Living About our guests: Marwan Ahmad is the CEO of U.S. Halal Consultant, organizer of Halal Expo and Summit USA and founder of Arabesque Media. a Virginia based marketing and event planning and management company. Ahmad has been in the marketing, event planning business since 1994. He served on a media training mission to Italy with the State Department touring four cities to speak, educate and train local ethnic media. Ahmad also serves as the president of the American Halal Council, a nonprofit organization based in Washington DC. Elisabeth Myers is the Executive Vice President of US Halal Consultants. She serves as the Summit Director for the Annual Halal Expo & Summit USA. An Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at American University's Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C., Myers received her juris doctor degree in 1993. She is multilingual in English, French, and the Moroccan dialect of Arabic, and is based between Marrakech, Morocco and Washington, D.C.
info_outline The Colour of God, by Ayesha Chaudhry 10/04/2021
The Colour of God, by Ayesha Chaudhry his is the story of a child raised in Canada by parents who embraced a puritanical version of Islam to shield them from racism. Chaudhry explores the joys and sorrows of growing up in a , wedding grand historical narratives of colonialism and migration to the small intimate heartbreaks of modern life. In revisiting the beliefs and ideals she was raised with, Chaudhry invites us to reimagine , state and citizenship, love and loss. was born in Toronto and earned her PhD from New York University. She is the Canada Research Chair in Religion, Law and Social Justice and Associate Professor of Islamic studies and Gender studies at .
info_outline Hijab and Red Lipstick by Yousra Imran 05/14/2021
Hijab and Red Lipstick by Yousra Imran is a semi-autobiographical novel by Yousra Imran. Drawing from her experience as an English and Egyptian Muslim living in U.K., Imran shows Sara, the main character’s challenges as she navigates living her life between pleasing her strict father and growing into her own person.
info_outline The Frontlines of Peace 04/28/2021
The Frontlines of Peace In a surprising, funny, and gut-wrenching book: The Frontlines of Peace, Séverine Autesserre, award-winning author, and Professor of Political Science at explains the hopeful story of the ordinary yet extraordinary people who have figured out how to build lasting peace in their communities. Sara Jamshidi talk with Autesserre about her book and experience as a peacebuilder. – The word “ we’ve all heard over and over: violence breaks out, foreign nations are scandalized, peacekeepers and million-dollar donors come rushing in, warring parties sign a peace agreement and, sadly, within months the situation is back to where it started—sometimes worse. But what strategies have worked to build lasting peace in conflict zones, particularly for ordinary citizens on the ground? And why should other ordinary citizens, thousands of miles away, care? In Séverine Autesserre, award-winning researcher and peacebuilder, examines the well-intentioned but inherently flawed peace industry. In her book, Autesserre gives examples drawn from across the globe. She reveals that peace can grow in the most unlikely circumstances. She argues that contrary to what most politicians preach, or massive international interventions. And, she believes that real, lasting peace requires giving power to local citizens. The Frontlines of Peace tells the stories of the ordinary yet extraordinary individuals and organizations that are confronting violence in their communities effectively. One thing is clear: Successful examples of in countries at war or at peace, have involved innovative grassroots initiatives led by local people, at times supported by foreigners, often employing methods shunned by the international elite. By narrating success stories of this kind, Autesserre shows the radical changes we must take in our approach if we hope to build lasting peace around us—whether we live in Congo, the United States, or elsewhere.
info_outline Recipe for Refuge: Culinary Journeys to America 04/15/2021
Recipe for Refuge: Culinary Journeys to America is a delicious and unique collection offering readers an experience that transcends mere cookery. . These are the recipes that are passed down from mother to daughter, father to son, recipes that connect these to the place they once called home. Transport yourself with Salomé’s Patacones con Hogoa, Sookjai’s Golden Triangle Chicken Curry, Mahnaz’s Pomegranate Khoresh, or Rahima’s Bariis–the famed rice dish of Somalia–accompanied by gorgeous full-color photographs. Included too are the journey stories of these transplanted cooks, tracing harrowing flight from Saigon as it falls, years spent in Kenyan refugee camps, and dangerous border crossings to escape the Eritrean-Ethiopian conflict, with stunning portraits that reveal the faces behind the term “refugee.” Most importantly, Recipes for Refuge celebrates and supports , founded by and for refugee women, including many of the cooks featured here.
info_outline The Dangers of Poetry: How the Middle East Poets Fight for Freedom 04/07/2021
The Dangers of Poetry: How the Middle East Poets Fight for Freedom Kevin Jones is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Georgia, and author of The Dangers of Poetry: Culture, Politics, and Revolution in Iraq. Levi Thompson is Assistant Professor of Arabic at the University of Colorado Boulder, who translated Syrian-Palestinian poet Ramy al-Ashegh latest poems My Heart Became a Bomb. They will talk with Sara Jamshidi about the dangers and implications of poetry in the Middle East. With this program, we will honor the month of April announced as the month of poetry.
info_outline Behind the Kingdom’s Veil: Inside the New Saudi Arabia Under Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman 03/31/2021
Behind the Kingdom’s Veil: Inside the New Saudi Arabia Under Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Susanne Koelbl is an award-winning journalist and foreign correspondent for the German news magazine . In her recent book Behind the Kingdom’s Veil: Inside the New Saudi Arabia Under Mohammed Bin Salman, she chronicles the changes in Saudi Arabia in recent years. Sara Jamshidi will talk with Koelbl about Saudi Arabia and the .
info_outline Spring: A Captivating Novel About Egypt Revolution: Leila Rafei 03/24/2021
Spring: A Captivating Novel About Egypt Revolution: Leila Rafei Leila Rafei, author of the Spring, a daring beautiful novel about Egypt and Arab Spring, studied Middle East Studies at the American University in Cairo. Originally born to Iranian-American parents, Leila knows a great deal about Egypt, its culture, food, music and its revolution. She will talk with Sara Jamshdi about Spring, her novel took place in Egypt.
info_outline Terror and Hope: The Science of Resilience 03/17/2021
Terror and Hope: The Science of Resilience Ron Bourke, filmmaker exploring issues of displacement, education, and healthcare directed . He features , world expert in genetics and founder of We Love Reading Project, as well as other other experts to learn about how not only cope with terror in refugee camps, but to create resilience and happiness. Terror and Hope: The Science of Resilience offers a unique window into through the work of an international team of scientists led by Yale University working closely with Mercy Corps' team in Jordan.
info_outline The Invisible Muslim: Journey Through Whiteness and Islam 03/10/2021
The Invisible Muslim: Journey Through Whiteness and Islam Medina Tenour Whiteman is a writer, poet, translator, musician, and an Anglo-American born to Sufi converts. In her recent book The Invisible Muslim: Journey Through Whitness and Islam, she discusses how her white privileged background has not helped her to feel ‘at home’ with her Muslim friends in Europe. Sara Jamshidi will talk with Whiteman about what it means to be an invisible Muslim, examining the effect of white Muslim (un)privilege in Europe.
info_outline International Women’s Day Special: Conversation with Two Prominent Professors 03/04/2021
International Women’s Day Special: Conversation with Two Prominent Professors Aili Mari Tripp is Chair of the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, and professor of Political Science, and Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. . Fatima Sadiqi is president of the Center for Studies and Research on Women, and professor of Linguistics and Gender Studies in the Department of English at Fes University. They will talk with Sara Jamshidi about women’s rights and movement in the Maghreb. Especial program for International Women Day.
info_outline Muslim Women Are Everything! But How? 02/24/2021
Muslim Women Are Everything! But How? is an Emmy-Award winning journalist who was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She and , illustrator whose artwork appeared on NPR, Dallas News, and a number of books and graphic novels, coauthored Muslim Women Are Everything: Stereotype-Shattering Stories of Courage, Inspiration, and Adventure. They talk with Sara Jamshidi about what inspired them to publish the book. In this episode, we will explore: How would you characterize public opinion against Muslim women? I’m curious to know your personal perceptions about how we’ve been viewed? What is your biggest frustration that you experience as Muslim women? Who did you leave out?