Dr. Amina Wadud is Professor Emeritus of Islamic Studies and Visiting Scholar at Starr King School for the Ministry. Author of Qur’an and Woman; and, Inside the Gender Jihad; she is a founding member of Sisters in Islam and resource person for Musawah: the global movement for reform in Muslim Personal Status Law.
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
EMMA Talks: Feminist Muslim Voices
FREE. Registration required.
IMPORTANT: We want to prioritize Muslims and BIPOCs at this event and ask that the first week ofregistration be reserved for these folks. Registration will open to the general public on April 17th. Thank you for your understanding.
When: Thu, May 3, 2018. 7:00 p.m. Doors at 6:45 p.m.
Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.
Additional Info: Co-presented by SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement, Comparative Muslim Studies at SFU, and SFU Institute for the Humanities, and EMMA Talks
Please join us for the 9th EMMA Talks! Featuring, Dr. Amina Wadud, and a dialogue installation with Maisaloon Al-Ashkar, Hannah Ali, and Sarah Munawar. Curated by Tahia Ahmed. Opening Quran recitation by Seemi Ghazi.
The core purpose of EMMA Talks is to bring important stories by women identified* writers, activists, thinkers, storytellers, makers and doers, from the periphery to the public. Together their stories will build a powerful and engaging collection of talks, celebrating and building on the conversations, imaginings, and hard work of so many individuals, communities and movements, which will lead to a creative cross-pollination of ideas.
The evening starts with the talks at 7:00 PM sharp. A closing reception will be in place of a Q & A and will allow for folks to meet one another, to converse and share thoughts from the talks. There will be seating available during the reception.
* including two spirited, trans and gender non-conforming folks.
“Feminist voices have been instrumental in shaping, reforming, and defining Islamic thought and Muslim identity. The spirit of social justice and the tradition of activism within Islam continues to inspire Muslim communities across the globe to strive for emancipation and liberation. Dr. Amina Wadud, one of the leading feminist voices of our time, has changed the way we understand the politics of gender in Islam from a pro-faith perspective. In this EMMA Talks, Amina Wadud as well as local feminist Muslim voices, Sarah Munawar, Hannah Ali, and Maisaloon Al-Ashkar, discuss the real possibility of a feminism that can find refuge in religion and how the erasure of feminism from the Islamic tradition has informed their experience of gender and spirituality." – Tahia Ahmed, curator.
We strive to create (with you!) a social, financial, environmental and physically accessible space.
We recognize that a complex and nuanced access is always emergent and fluid, and we welcome your feedback.
- The route to the World Art Centre and other Cinemas are accessible, elevators, wide corridors.
- World Art Centre has unfixed seating.
- Most events will provide free food (see event details)
- Bathrooms on the second floor are gender neutral.
- These events are for all ages. We are unable to host a childcare option on these premises
- We will have our own hospitality ushers meeting folks on Hastings.
- There will be a sign language interpreter on stage.
- Scent-reduction* please refrain from wearing perfume and other scented-body products.
- EMMA Talks (both the live and the digital formats) will be professionally produced, accessible monologues.
- Read all the ways to “get here” on SFU’s website
Please contact us with any access needs at firstname.lastname@example.org
*we acknowledge that this is not straight forward and that generally it can cost a lot more money to be scent free… so, we are happy to talk further about how to combat this together.
This EMMA Talk will be videotaped* and shared on the EMMA Talks website. If you do not wish to be filmed and/or recorded, please sit in the designated "no-filming" areas in the space. Otherwise, look for your smiling face on emmatalks.org in a couple weeks! Please take a moment to read the filming disclaimer.
Find out more about the work of our partners & join the online discussion in SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement Facebook group!