March 5, 2019
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
85 Waterman St., Room 130
Blair Imani is a black, queer Muslim woman who is the author of a new book Modern Herstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History (Ten Speed Press, 2018). She is the founder of the nonprofit "Equality for HER" and an activist involved in the Black Lives Matter movement. This lecture will focus on intersectional organizing and themes of collective liberation, which informs her work.
Join us for a lunch conversation with Mona Abo-Zena, assistant professor of Early Childhood Education and Care at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She will provide insight on her career trajectory, current research projects, and how motherhood informs her academic praxis. Participants can learn more about her current research project at a lecture later in the evening on how Muslim girls navigate coming of age and cultural stigma around menstruation (listed below).
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
the Brown Faculty Club, Portrait Room
1, Bannister St.
Mona Abo-Zena is assistant professor of early childhood education and care at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her talk will focus on how early adolescent Muslim women negotiate normative developmental experiences given the religious meaning of the onset of puberty, and how they navigate ritual impurity. She interrogates cultural values that may sabotage positive development and provides a framework for building empathy and radical coalition through humanizing developmental socialization practices.