Thursday, January 10, 2013

Stanford Event: A Day in the Life of a Hijabi (Jan 15-16)


“A Day in the Life of a Hijabi” is an annual campus-wide challenge that encourages Stanford students to explore the Muslim woman’s choice and decision to wear the hijab, or Islamic headscarf, while upholding her right to choose her form of dress and self-expression. This day of activism challenges Stanford females to wear a scarf around their head in solidarity with the right of women to choose, as an opportunity to explore a culture that many times is portrayed as “foreign,” and to make a stance against the rising number of discrimination and employment cases in which women who wear the hijab are prevented from applying for certain jobs within the United States. 


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