Does Islam posit a viable way of life and solutions for women? Do women need feminism to formulate, understand, and support their position in society? Does a hybrid solution between Islam and feminism really make sense?
The Muslim Debate Initiative is excited to announce that Zara Faris (Muslim Researcher and Speaker) will be debating Julie Bindel (journalist and activist) on the question, “Islam or Feminism: which one can truly liberate women?”
Julie Bindel is a journalist, broadcaster, author and feminist campaigner, and is a founder of ‘Justice for Women’. She writes for the Guardian, New Statesman, Standpoint Magazine, The Spectator and the Sunday Telegraph, and has written articles on the issues of Muslim women.
Zara Faris is a graduate in Arabic & Islamic Studies from SOAS University (School of Oriental and African Studies). She has lived for a year in Egypt studying the Arabic language. She is now a writer, researcher, and international speaker for the Muslim Debate Initiative.
DATE: Friday 28th November 2014
TIME: 6:30PM – 9:30PM
VENUE: Elvin Hall, Institute of Education (University), 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL
[Nearest underground tube station (3 minute walk): Russell Square]
Entry Fee: £5 (payable at the door*, or online)
*Seating is very limited – so book now to guarantee your seat to join us at this exciting event this November! [click here to book online]