Dr. Alimahomed-Wilson Speaks on Shattering Stereotypes at Next AAUW Meeting

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Dr. Sabrina Alimahomed-Wilson

Dr. Sabrina Alimahomed-Wilson

Dr. Sabrina Alimahomed-Wilson, assistant professor, California State University Long Beach (CSULB) Departments of Sociology and  Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies will speak on “Shattering Stereotypes:  United States Muslim Women’s Experiences and Resistance to Discrimination” at the March 7th meeting of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Dr. Alimahomed-Wilson served as a research fellow in the Civil Rights Department at the Council for American Islamic Relations and also as a prevention educator for Stand Against Domestic Violence.  She has published articles in the areas of gender, race, and U.S. Muslims, and is currently working on a research article that examines Muslim women’s experiences of violence.

This presentation will discuss the challenges and obstacles Muslim women have faced living in the United States over the last decade.  Since 9/11, Muslim women have experienced a heightened discrimination in public institutions.  This talk explores the types of discrimination Muslim women experience in their daily lives.  It will also show how Muslim women have organized and led efforts to bring awareness to their identities and communities.  She will challenge us to rethink stereotypes about Muslim women in order to reveal a much more complex and accurate picture of their lives.

The AAUW meeting will be held at The Grand Event Center, 4101 E. Willow St., Long Beach, CA 90815 beginning with a social at 9:30 a.m. and including a business meeting at 10:00 a.m. The program will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by lunch at noon.

The cost of the luncheon  is $32.00. Luncheon is:  Cobb Salad with Buttermilk dressing, Rolls and Butter,  Lemon Bundt Cake,  Coffee, Tea, Water, Iced Tea. Vegetarian request is available. Those interested should RSVP to Judith Kaho at 562-429-2790 by Saturday, February 28th.

The AAUW Long Beach branch has been actively involved in the community since 1911.  AAUW’s mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Membership is open to those with an A.A. degree or higher. For details about membership in AAUW and the local branch, visit www.aauw-longbeach.org.

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