|7:45PM||Open Doors Barnard College James Room|
|8:15PM - 9:15PM||Performances|
|9:15PM - 9:30PM||Short break|
|9:30PM - 10:00PM||Open Mic!|
|10:00AM - 10:15AM||
Quran recitation and welcome from The Muslim Protagonist OrganizersInternational Affairs Building 417
|10:15PM - 11:45PM||
“black women breathe flowers, too”
Join us for an intimate conversation between female poets of the Black Muslim diaspora. In an exploration of immigration and identity, Safia Elhillo, Ladan Osman, and Afaq Mahmoud will consider what it means to be poets writing at the intersection of many marginalized identities. Just as the identities of these women are versatile, so too is their chosen vehicle of voice, poetry, a form of literature that transcends both boundaries and boxes.
|12:00PM - 1:15PM||
Language and Technology: Tools of Reconstruction
Language and technology alter our perceptions of reality and our understandings of the world. Inspired by Ted Chiang’s “The Truth of Fact, The Truth of Feeling”, this panel explores what it means to write in multiple languages, to look at the world through different lenses of technology, what gets lost in translation, and what gets discovered. Join us for this talk with Rozina Ali, Rebecca Hankins, and Yusuf Nuruddin.
|1:15PM - 2:15PM||
Lunch will be served at this time and we will have Dhuhr Prayer
|2:15PM - 3:30PM||Workshop Sessions|
|3:45PM - 4:15PM||
We will have a short break for book signings and Asr prayer.
|4:15PM - 5:30PM||
To be Muslim in America is to either be invisibilized, or Otherized. To be Muslim in America is to be pushed into the margins, racialized, and Orientalized. How then can we, as Muslims, choose to write ourselves onto the pages of modern memory? Join us as Hussein Rashid, Bushra Rehman, Shannon Chakraborty, and Melody Moezzi delve into the challenges that come with centering the margin and the Muslim protagonist.
|5:30PM - 5:45PM||Ending Remarks|
|5:45PM - 6:15PM||Networking session|