This event was moderated by Ousseina Alidou, Rutgers University; with invited speakers Sylviane Diouf, Schomburg Center; Meheli Sen, Rutgers University; Fawzia Afzal-Khan, Montclair State University; Heather Marie Akou, Indiana University; Pallabi Chakraborty, Swarthmore College; Fakhri Haghani, Rutgers University. Featuring an exhibition of clothes and textiles from the Fertile Crescent, Out of the Closet; musical performace by Mandinka traditional music from Senegal, and "Everyday Islam" photographs by Annanya Dasgupta. This event took place on December 6, 2012, at the Rutgers Student Center, New Brunswick, NJ.

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This event was part of The Fertile Crescent Project, a showcase of exhibitions, lectures, performances, film screenings, and events focused on women from the Middle East. These programs explore matters of gender, homeland, geopolitics, theology, the environment, and transnationalism. This event was video taped by Joe Nanashe.

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