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Queer History Group: 'Queer and Muslim': A Discussion Panel

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Location: Wolfson Research Exchange, Library building

    Participants: Saima Razzaq (Hidayah), Vanja Hamzic (SOAS), Azrini Wahidin (Sociology, Warwick); Moderator: Amal Malik (History, Warwick).
    Brief: The recent episode in Birmingham schools over the teaching of LGBTUA+ issues has brought to light the sharp disconnect between mainstream gay rights discourse and Muslim (but also other minority) diasporas in Britain. This roundtable - comprising of queer Muslim organisations and commentators - will consider how our politics and pedagogic practices can help bridge this gap, without stigmatising entire communities as 'backward' or undesirable. We will discuss why it is necessary to foreground queer Muslim movements, struggles and discourses in this debate so as to create a dialectic that can mediate the traffic between their queerness and the specificities of their faith.
    This event is open to all. Refreshments provided. Register at:

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