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Hijab Day @ UCI- Q&A and Reflections Part 1

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Uploaded on Mar 7, 2010

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On March 4th, as part of their Islam Awareness Quarter, the MSU at UCI put on a challenge for many non-Muslim women: To try to see what it is like to wear the headscarf many Muslim women wear for one day. The statement was more of a way to see what it's like to be in the shoes of a Muslim woman. Many misconceptions have been developed as to why women put on the headscarf in the first place. This event is to clear up any misconception of how women are treated in Islam and to also be a reflection as to how it is like to be a Muslim woman in Western society.

The MSU also brought in an esteemed speaker Yasmin Mogahed to give a small lecture on difference between how a man is portrayed and how a woman is portrayed in America and other Western societies.

Yasmin Mogahed received her B.S. in Psychology and her Masters in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After completing her graduate work, she taught Islamic Studies and served as the Sisters Youth Director for the Islamic Society of Milwaukee. She is currently a writing instructor at Cardinal Stritch University, a staff columnist for the Islam section of InFocus News, and a regular contributor to Islamonline.net. Her written works, including a book chapter on the portrayal of Islam post-911, have appeared in print and online publications worldwide.

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