Join ADC on Zoom this Thursday, July 23, 2020, at 3:00 PM EST/12:00 PM PT for live music and a discussion on the current women’s liberation movement coming out of Egypt and influencing a second #MeToo moment amongst Arabic-speaking communities of the diaspora. With us will be Egyptian-American author and activist Mona Eltahawy as well as Egyptian-American hip-hop artist and lyricist Felukah- who will both discuss their work and thoughts on the North African and Arab feminist movements of the day. We are also excited to have with us Dr. Doaa Taha, Chair of the ADC Women’s Empowerment Forum, who will be doing introductions. Register here using a valid email address to get the zoom invitation.
Mona Eltahawy is a feminist author, commentator, and disruptor of patriarchy. Her first book Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution (2015) targeted patriarchy in the Middle East and North Africa and her second The Seven Necessary Sins For Women and Girls (2019) took her disruption worldwide. Her commentary has appeared in media around the world and she makes video essays as FEMINIST GIANT. You can follow Mona on Twitter and Instagram @monaeltahawy.
Felukah, raising the heat from Cairo to New York City, entered the music scene in 2018 with her EP Yansoon. Felukah frequently code-switches between English and Arabic and topically explores multiculturalism, multiplicity, and women’s empowerment in her verse. In 2019, Felukah released her debut album Citadel— a comment on the infrastructure of personhood and being, of creating a citadel for the self through rap music. She is dubbed by Scene Noise as “the neo-soul artist bringing the Nile to New York,” and by Azeema Magazine as “the rapper inspiring a new wave of Egyptian women.” Felukah’s forthcoming hip hop/R&B album Dream 23 is set to be released in August of 2020. You can follow Felukah on Twitter and Instagram @felukah.
Date: Thursday, July 23, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM EST/ 12 PM PT
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