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Daring to Drive by Manal Sharif

A powerfully vivid story of a young Muslim woman who stood up to a kingdom of men and won. In her twenties, she was a computer security engineer and came to see the Saudi kingdom's contradictions for what they were. Through her story, Manal offers a rare glimpse into the lives of women in Saudi Arabia today. 

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Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Nafisi accounts the early days of the revolution and her unwavering stand to teach, "The Great Gatsby," to her students.

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The Atheist Muslim by Ali Rizvi

Through his personal story, Rizvi explores the challenges of modern Islam and factors of a progressive reformation. 

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I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Shot on her way home from school, Malala is a symbol of peaceful protest and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. 

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Exploring the Arabic Culture

April 12th @ 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Alia Almashni offers an overview of Arabic culture and its affect on transitioning to the USA, including gender roles, societal norms, religious sects, and traditions. Attend this workshop to gain insight  into an often misunderstood culture. 

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