How do Muslim women define themselves in the digital age? How do Muslim women, particularly young Muslim women, experience the online world, and what role does the internet plays in their creative work? How do race and religion intersect in Muslim digital communities? Join the Global Islamic Studies Center for a virtual event on February 18, 2022, as podcast host and producer Misha Euceph, illustrator Emmen Ahmed, and musicians and twin sisters Sakinah (Straingth) and Zakiyyah (WiZdumb) of the Muslim hip hop duo Aint Afraid, discuss their digital lives.
Misha Euceph’s podcast “Tell Them, I Am” explores the lives and “small moments” of Muslims in the public eye, and is produced by the Obama production company, Higher Ground, as a Spotify Original. Emmen Ahmed’s artwork plays with traditional Mughal miniature paintings, Islamic art, the female form, and Bollywood imagery to hold a mirror up to South Asian Muslim women’s lives. The multi-talented hip hop/pop/soul/R&B artist duo Aint Afraid are singers, songwriters, rappers, poets, and changemakers, whose mission of changing the world includes advocacy in issues related to poverty, homelessness, healthcare, education, hunger, and mental health.
In this two-hour event, each of the four speakers will have 15 minutes to speak about, illustrate, or perform what they do. We will then convene in a panel discussion where the artists respond to each other for 20 minutes, followed by Q&A from the audience for 30 minutes. RSVP here: bit.ly/MuslimWomenDigital
Cosponsors: This event is brought to you by the Global Islamic Studies Center and cosponsored by The Center for South Asian Studies, The Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum, Arab and Muslim American Studies, American Culture, The Digital Studies Institute, The Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, The Institute for Research on Women & Gender, The Women’s and Gender Studies Department, The Center for World Performance Studies, The Stamps School of Art & Design, & Room Project in Detroit.