Outburst! Twitter Campaign – A Month of Discussion & Reflection

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During the month of June, the team at Outburst! launched it’s first twitter campaign on issues that affect Muslim women in the city of Toronto. 5 twitter conversations were conducted, each around 5 community based research projects that each of our team members are currently pursuing. We thought it would be a unique way to discuss the issues and get an understanding of what others are thinking on each of our projects. What emerged were vibrant and necessary conversations from our community on the #SistersEntrance; #MuslimMenAreTold; #MuslimahInSports; #MosqueDiversity; #DeafMuslimahs; & #QueerMuslimahs. Below are some highlights from a few of these conversations:

 

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The Outburst! Twitter conversations are a small slice of our larger community based research project “We Speak for Ourselves”. Research projects that are led by and centre the voices of young Muslim women. “We Speak for Ourselves” will be launched at a research symposium in the spring of 2015 and funds raised by the Outburst! online campaign will be critical in making this happen. The research symposium will be composed of a panel featuring the voices of young Muslim women as they present to their communities on the issues that affect their lives. Rarely do we come across research that honours our voices as central and necessary and your contribution will allow for this to happen.

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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.