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2017 Justice For Women Lecture
March 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
The 2017 Justice For Women Lecture featuring Zainah Anwar will take place Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Abromson Community Education Center. Ms. Anwar will discuss What Islam, Whose Islam? The Struggle for Women’s Right to Equality and Justice in Muslim Contexts.
Ms. Anwar of Malaysia is a founding member of Sisters in Islam and is currently the Director of Musawah, the global movement for equality and justice in the Muslim family. She is at the forefront of the women’s movement working towards an end of the use of Islam to justify discrimination against women. Sisters in Islam has successfully created a public voice through which women can demand equality and justice. Musawah has brought together scholars and activists from over 50 countries to produce new feminist scholarship in Islam, to train activists on women’s rights in Islam, and to challenge the evasion of human rights standards.
Admission is free, but registration is required as we anticipate a full house. Register online at: mainelawcommunity.org/2017jfw or by calling 207.780.4344.