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8 March 2023
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
MACFEST - Muslim Arts and Culture Festival
The three speakers, Dr. Rafiah Al-Talei, Dr. Hend T. Alsudairy and Dr. Mira Al Hussein from Oman, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, are researchers specializing in feminist movements and women’s rights. They will discuss their direct and personal experiences, and their research on feminist trends in the Gulf Arab region, addressing the social reactions to feminism in their respective countries, more and more involved within the international debates and intercultural dialogue, at the global level. All of this makes the panel of interest both to the lay person and to experts of the region.
Hosted by: Dr. Elena Maestri, – Catholic University of the Sacred Heart – Italy
Dr. Hend T. Alsudairy – Saudi Arabia
Dr. Mira Al Hussein – UAE
Dr. Rafiah Al-Talei – Oman
Chief Guest: High Sheriff of Greater Manchester, Lorraine Worsley-Carter, MBE DL.
MACFEST’s mission is: celebrating arts, diversity and connecting communities. MACFEST, a winner of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, offers a rich feast of over 75 events from 18th February to July 30th, celebrating the rich heritage of the Muslim diaspora communities. It is founded and directed by Qaisra Shahraz MBE FRSA, British-Pakistani novelist, peace activist and culture champion.
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