Women’s Rights: Beyond Rhetoric

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy, the Islamic Center of Southern California, and USC's Office or Religious Life are pleased to host an Annual Conference on Contemporary Islamic Thoughts, Women's Rights: Beyond the Rhetoric.

Islam grants women expansive rights and responsibilities. However, many Muslims are influenced by old cultures and tribal traditions that hinder the full participation of women in society. In some cultures, women are virtually locked at home- denied education, right of movement, and full participation in community affairs.

This free conference will attempt to address the sociocultural influences and frequent misreading of scripture that have tainted the rights of women in Islam, which illuminating the integral role Muslim women are expected to play in society.

A panel of distinguished scholars will discuss this paradox and explore how to establish a culture of equality and mutual respect among men and women.

Professor Asifa Quraishi,, University of Wisconsin Law School
Edina Lekovic,, Muslim Public Affairs Council
Dr. Maher Hathout, Islamic Center of Southern California
Dr. Fathi Osman, Omar Ibn Al-Khattab Foundation
Dr. Laila Al-Marayati, San Diego State University
Professor Ghada Osman, Islamic Center of Southern California
Dr. Gasser Hathout, Muslim Women’s League

Parking is available on the USC Campus for $8. Please enter campus through USC Gate 6 at Vermont and 36th and purchase parking for Parking Structure A.

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