How do we have a conversation about Islam? A Symposium

15/09/2018 10:00 - 16:00
The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre
Address: Cultural Arts Centre, 78 Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown NSW 2148, Australia
How do we have a conversation about Islam? A Symposium
Saturday 15th September, 2018
10 am to 4 pm, The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre
The Symposium aims to engage members of the community, scholars, artists and community activists on the problems of defining Islam and the impacts of such definitions on the lives of contemporary Muslims in Australia today.
It is jointly organized by the Religion & Society Research Stream of Macquarie University, the Religion & Society Research Cluster of Western Sydney University, the Muslim Collective and Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association. The symposium is supported by the Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre.
The presentations will be critical, creative and compassionate interventions that include talks, readings, performances, screenings, followed by discussions. Presenters:

Safdar Ahmed
Kaveh Akbari Arya
Oishee Alam
Selda Dagistanli
Iqbal Barkat
Bianca Elmir
Siobhan Irving
Ruby Hamad
Yassir Morsi
Joseph Pugliese
Khaled Sabsabi
Reem Sweid
Can Yalcinkaya
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This Symposium is part of the inaugural Social Sciences Week, Australia. Check out the programme here:
A creative development showing of the multiplatform work (theatre/screen), Terrorist/Apostate related to the themes of the Symposium will be held on Fri 14th September from 6.30 to 8,30 pm at the Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre. To reserve a seat go to:
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