She's With Me

A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle

Unveiled: Feminism, Orientalism, and Perceptions of the Middle East

When: Monday, June 8th at 7PM
Where: Naked City, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N.
Cost: FREE

From dramatic events like the attempted murder of Malala Yousafzai to the everyday wearing of the hijab in many parts of the Middle East, the lens through which the West views Middle Eastern women is often focused on their oppression—either real or perceived. How accurate is this lens? Where do our views of the Middle East come from? And what does modern Middle Eastern feminism look like? Presented in conjunction with ACT Theatre’s production of Threesome.

Speakers: Yussef El Guindi, award-winning playwright of Threesome; and Sarah Eltantawi, professor of Middle Eastern Studies and Comparative Religion at The Evergreen State College. Moderated by Zaki Barak Hamid, program director at Humanities Washington and Middle Eastern film instructor at Edmonds Community College.

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About sheswithmeseattle

She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.

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