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Muslim Societies, Global Perspectives; Kinesiology and Gender Studies: Shireen Ahmed

Thursday, November 15, 2018
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Dunning Hall
Room: 12
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Muslim Societies, Global Perspectives; School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, and Gender Studies are co-sponsoring a double session with Ahmed Shireen on November 15, 2018.

Open Q & A
“Unveiling Discrimination: Gendered Islamophobia in Sports”
Thursday, November 15
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dunning Hall Rm 12

Light refreshments will be served

Bio: Shireen Ahmed is a writer, public speaker and an award-winning Sports Activist focusing on Muslim women in sports, and the intersections of racism and misogyny in sport. She is an Inclusion and Diversity consultant. She is also an athlete, advocate, community organizer, and works with Youth of Colour on empowerment projects and is an avid sports coach and mentor. Shireen attended the University of Toronto. She is a regular contributor to Muslimah Media Watch and a former Global Sports Correspondent for Safe World For Women and Muslim Women in Sports website.  She is part of a team of five women who created the weekly Burn It All Down podcast, which is the first feminist sports podcast that analyzes sports culture from an intersectional feminist lens.

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