[gtu-list] 3/29: "Why Arab/Muslim Women are Reinterpreting the Quran" Presentation and Discussion by Dr. Nimat Barazangi

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              The Arab Cultural and Community Center Presents: "Why Muslim
and Arab Women are Reinterpreting the Quran"
 * Presentation and Bookin Signing by Dr. Nimat Hafez Barazangi*
  *Join us for an engaging presentation, discussion, and personal book
signing by Cornell Research Fellow, Dr. Nimat Hafez Barazangi!*
*Date:*  Thursday, March 29th
*Time: * 6:30-8:00pm
*Place:* Arab Cultural and Community Center 2 Plaza Street, San Francisco,
Ca

*Summary: *Muslim/Arab women have remained a passive force in changing the
reality of the approximately 800 million Muslim/Arab women and the
prevailing unjust practices in Islamic/Arabic thought. By reflecting on
some historical reform movements, Dr. Nimat will use examples from
contemporary events to argue that passive views and unjust practices
concerning Muslim/Arab women remain because the premises and foundations of
reform have not changed.

*Dr. Nimat Hafez Barazangi *is a Research Fellow at the Feminist, Gender,
and Sexuality Studies at Cornell University, Dr. Barazangi
scholarly-activist work with Arab, Muslim, and non-Muslim organizations and
individuals has been intertwined with her academic research and
achievements. Action Research Approach and Conceptual Change theory have
been her main instruments toward achieving self-learning, self-development,
and self-identity for herself and for her co-researchers within the
respected communities.
http://www.eself-learning-arabic.cornell.edu/<http://arabculturalcenter.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5750b4ec899827257a25124a8&id=6f3569598c&e=4272dc34d2>
 Published over 50 research articles, book reviews, edited journals and two
monographs both in Arabic and English:*Woman's Identity and the Qur'an: A
New Reading* (2004), labeled by one reviewer as "the most radical book in
the last 14th centuries of Islam," the edited Arabic translation, *Qira'a
Jadidah lil Qur'an: al Huwiyah al Dhatiyah lil Mara'a*
http://www.eself-learning-arabic.cornell.edu/publications/NHB_WomansIdentity_Arabic_2007.htm<http://arabculturalcenter.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5750b4ec899827257a25124a8&id=9786416de1&e=4272dc34d2>
(2007);
and a co-edited volume:*Islamic Identity and the Struggle for Justice*,
1996.  She is currently writing a book entitled: *“Woman’s Identity and the
Hadith: Re-reading the Sunnah.”*
Her most recent publications are: *Why Muslim Women Must Re-interpret the
Qur'an. **Azizah*  (Oct 2010, 6, 2: 35-38); *The**Absence of Muslim Women
in Shaping and Developing Islamic Thought*.  *Theological Review* (XXX, 2,
2009: 155-182)
http://www.eself-learning-arabic.cornell.edu/publications/Theological%20Review%20.pdf<http://arabculturalcenter.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5750b4ec899827257a25124a8&id=8dce158a61&e=4272dc34d2>,
and
The Absence of Muslim Women in Shaping Islamic Thought: Foundations of
Muslims’ Peaceful and Just Co-existence.  *Journal of Law and Religion*(XXIV,
2, 2008-2009: 403- 432)
http://www.eself-learning-arabic.cornell.edu/publications/Barazangi%20JLR%20July%2014,%2009.pdf<http://arabculturalcenter.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5750b4ec899827257a25124a8&id=25baf792c8&e=4272dc34d2>
.

Received her B.A. in Philosophy and Sociology, Damascus University, Syria;
  M.A. in Educational Psychology & Cognitive Development, Teachers College,
Columbia University; Ph.D. in Curriculum Development, Islamic and Arabic
Studies, and Adult/Community Education, Cornell University.

*For more information* please call the ACCC at 415-664-2200 or email Leena
Barakat at leena at arabculturalcenter.org
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