The ‘Reimagining the Muslimah’ Symposium

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This symposium is a six-hour day packed with great speakers, panelists and workshops that provide space to talk about the experiences of young Muslimahs in the City of Toronto as they grapple with reimagining what it means to be Muslim, the term ‘Muslimah’ and the intersections of gender, race, sexuality, age, ability, class and religiosity.

We invite you to engage in a day-long discussion including a curated art show ending with a giant celebratory dance party. We hope to explore the intersections, nuances, struggles and triumphs we navigate and experience daily.


More information here: http://outburstmovement.com/2016/10/outbursts-reimagining-the-muslimah-art-show/

Join us on Twitter on Wed June 18 at 3 P.M. EST to talk about #MosqueDiversity!

Join us on Twitter @OutburstM on Wednesday June 18 at 3 P.M. EST for an important conversation on the #MosqueDiversity!

#MosqueDiversity is an opportunity to document YMW’s experiences of mosques with a specific focus on racial and ethnic diversity and inclusion. This conversation is not about calling out mosques and individuals associated with mosques but about calling in our community to come up with concrete strategies for making the masjid/mosque a more inclusive space. We want mosques to be spaces for healing and safety for racially and ethnically diverse groups of Muslim women who attend or who wish to attend the masjid/mosque.The masjid/mosque can be an important space of healing and community for young Muslim women. Unfortunately, gender is not the only barrier that young Muslim women face in masjid’s/mosque’s but also racial and ethnic exclusion. There is a need to focus on the forms of racial and ethnic exclusions that young Muslim women may experience when accessing mosques among diverse Muslim communities in the GTA. Masjid’s/mosque’s should be an inclusive space for healing and safety for racially and ethnically diverse groups of Muslim women who attend or who wish to attend the masjid/mosque.
The masjid/mosque can be an important space of healing and community for young Muslim women. Unfortunately, gender is not the only barrier that young Muslim women face in masjid’s/mosque’s but also racial and ethnic exclusion. There is a need to focus on the forms of racial and ethnic exclusions that young Muslim women may experience when accessing mosques among diverse Muslim communities in the GTA. Masjid’s/mosque’s should be an inclusive space for healing and safety for racially and ethnically diverse groups of Muslim women who attend or who wish to attend the masjid/mosque.
Photo: Join Outburst on Twitter on Wednesday June 18 at 3 P.M. EST for an important conversation on the #MosqueDiversity!</p><br /><br />
<p>#MosqueDiversity is an opportunity to document YMW’s experiences of mosques with a specific focus on racial and ethnic diversity and inclusion. This conversation is not about naming mosques and individuals associated with mosques but about coming up with concrete strategies for making the masjid/mosque a more inclusive space for healing and safety for racially and ethnically diverse groups of Muslim women who attend or who wish to attend the masjid/mosque.</p><br /><br />
<p>The masjid/mosque can be an important space of healing and community for young Muslim women. Unfortunately, gender is not the only barrier that young Muslim women face in masjid’s/mosque’s but also racial and ethnic exclusion.  There is a need to focus on the forms of racial and ethnic exclusions that young Muslim women may experience when accessing mosques among diverse Muslim communities in the GTA. Masjid’s/mosque’s should be an inclusive space for healing and safety for racially and ethnically diverse groups of Muslim women who attend or who wish to attend the masjid/mosque.