The 2019 Ikuo Yamaguchi Memorial Seminar

The 2019 Ikuo Yamaguchi Memorial Seminar

Being Muslim: Race, Gender, and Islam in America
Sylvia Chan-Malik

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
6:00 - 7:30 pm

School of Social Service Administration Lobby
969 E 60th Street, Chicago

Free and open to the public; CEUs: 1.5

Visit the PDP webpage for details and to register. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 10, 2019Chan-Malik

Chan-Malik’s talk offers a broad overview of Islam’s history in the United States from the early twentieth-century to the present, with a specific focus on the lives, narratives, and representations of U.S. Muslim women. Through historical archives and images, she demonstrates how this history necessitates an understanding of the experiences of Black American Muslim women, who through the 1960s, constituted the majority of Muslim women in the U.S, and has thus, forcefully shaped the meanings and presence of Islam in the United States. From the stories that she gathers, Chan-Malik demonstrates the diversity and similarities of Black, Arab, South Asian, Latina, white, and multiracial Muslim women, and how American understandings of Islam and Muslims have shifted against the political and cultural landscapes of the past century. This lecture satisfies 1.5 hours toward the State of Illinois cultural competence requirement for social workers.