The ‘Reimagining the Muslimah’ Symposium


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.

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Outburst Action: Take Back the Night Sign & Noise Maker Jam

On September 16th join Outburst! Action to create signs & noise makers in preparation for Take Back the Night on Sept 20th. This is a protest and evening event to address violence in the lives of women. This year’s theme 2014 “DECOLONIZING FEMINISM GLOBALLY: FROM TURTLE ISLAND TO PALESTINE. It includes a community fair, rally with community-based performers, speakers and a march. It also includes a community dinner, childcare and media presence. 

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Outburst will be providing poster paper, art supplies & snacks to help you create your own message of healing, resistance & hope for transformative change. Join us! Email to register.

All available on request 

  • Space is wheel chair accessible & scent free
  • Childcare (48 hours),
  • TTC
  • language interpretation (including ASL with five day)

More about Take Back the Night

RALLY 6:30PM-8:30PM
MARCH 8:30PM-9:30Pm

For more information contact
Grissel Orellana
416-597-1171 Ext.228

#SistersEntrance Twitter Conversation June 5 @ 2 P.M. EST


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About #SistersEntrance: 

The masjid/mosque can be an important space of healing and community for young Muslim women. However, as young Muslim women, our presence and participation is often limited in the mosque and amongst decision making bodies (i.e. via partitions/barriers, representation on boards, etc.) As a result, the masjid/mosque becomes a space where our gendered roles play out and at times, the masjid may become yet another source of emotional, spiritual, physical and psychological trauma.

#SistersEntrance is an opportunity to open up the conversation around barriers that we experience as young Muslim women at the masjid and create dialogue to reclaim the masjid space as a space of healing and building community and sisterhood. This conversation is not about naming mosques and individuals associated with mosques but about coming up with creative community solutions and celebrating our successes in the masjid/mosque.

Join us on Twitter on Thursday June 5 at 2 P.M. EST for an important conversation on the #SistersEntrance!

(Mus)interpreted Month Long Exhibit of Muslimah Art in Toronto at ArtScape Daniel Spectrum April 1st – May 1st

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Join us in celebrating Muslim Women Artists from across Toronto

(mus)interpreted, is a group exhibition that showcases the work of emerging and established young Muslim women artists. Using painting, photography and installation art, we express our lived realities. As Muslimah artists we recognize that we belong deeply to ourselves and not the constructions created by the media, governments or our communities. Together we explore and interrogate the notions and spaces in which Muslimah’s are defined and redefined. Rooted in Regent Park, the show takes up physical space in a neighborhood where Muslimahs have created art for decades. (mus)interpreted is a collective visioning of our individual and communal herstories shared and negotiated through our artistic work.

(mus)interpreted will run from April 1st until May 1st at the Regent Park Daniel’s Spectrum.

Opening reception: is on April 1st with a reception at the Artspace lounge from 6 to 8pm. The evening will feature artist talks and yummy food provided by the Afghan Women’s Catering Group.

Closing reception: held on May 1st in the Artspace lounge as well as the 2nd floor from 6 to 8pm featuring artist talks, spoken word and musical performances as well as a final tour of the exhibit. This will be held in the Artspace lounge, 2nd floor as well as the Paintbox. Refreshments will be provided.

Start and End Date of the Show: April 1st until May 1st 2014

Our Artists: 

  • Jaudat Adnan
  • Zahra Agjee
  • Hamdi Ali
  • Jumana Chowdhury
  • Rabab al-Kishmeri
  • Ala al-Thibeh
  • Naqa al-Thibeh
  • Leila Fatemi
  • Huda Hassan
  • Fathima Husna
  • Hira Kazmi
  • Rola Kuidir
  • Maha Munaf
  • Kashfia Rahman
  • Mehwish Siddiqui
  • Fatima Wahid
  • Ammara Wasim
  • The Creative Girls Crew
  • The Truth & Dare Photography Project

This show is collaboration between Outburst! Young Muslim Women’s Project, the Truth & Dare Project and SpeakSudan in partnership with Artscape at the Daniel’s Spectrum.

Funding for (mus)interpreted is graciously provided by ArtReach Toronto & Tides Canada Youth Pitch Contest, Canadian Women’s Foundation and Trillium Foundation.

Outburst! Young Muslim Women Project is a movement of young Muslim women in Toronto who are breaking silence and speaking out about violence through art, research and education. We are a program of the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic.

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SpeakSudan is a collective of east African individuals that promotes creative expression of the experiences of East African youth and allies in the Diaspora.
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t: @SpeakSudan

Truth and Dare Project is a series of photography based art-making workshops and art dares for young Muslim women.
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t: @tndproject