Muslim Women in the Digital Age: Podcasting, Music, and Illustration with Misha Euceph, Emmen Ahmed, and Ain’t Afraid

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Event Date: 
February 18, 2022
Event Time: 
2:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: 
Online event via Zoom
Event Accessibility : 
If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this event, please reach out to us at islamicstudies@umich.edu, we'd be happy to help.

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How do Muslim women define themselves in the digital age? How do Muslim women, particularly young Muslim women, experience the online world, and what role does the internet plays in their creative work? How do race and religion intersect in Muslim digital communities? Join the Global Islamic Studies Center for a virtual event at 2:30pm EST on February 18, 2022, as podcast host and producer Misha Euceph, illustrator Emmen Ahmed, and musicians and twin sisters Sakinah (Straingth) and Zakiyyah (WiZdumb) of the Muslim hip hop duo Aint Afraid, discuss their digital lives.  

Misha Euceph’s podcast “Tell Them, I Am” explores the lives and “small moments” of Muslims in the public eye, and is produced by the Obama production company, Higher Ground, as a Spotify Original. Emmen Ahmed’s artwork plays with traditional Mughal miniature paintings, Islamic art, the female form, and Bollywood imagery to hold a mirror up to South Asian Muslim women’s lives. The multi-talented hip hop/pop/soul/R&B artist duo Aint Afraid are singers, songwriters, rappers, poets, and changemakers, whose mission of changing the world includes advocacy in issues related to poverty, homelessness, healthcare, education, hunger, and mental health.

In this two-hour event, each of the four speakers will have 15 minutes to speak about, illustrate, or perform what they do. We will then convene in a panel discussion where the artists respond to each other for 20 minutes, followed by Q&A from the audience for 30 minutes. The event will be virtual and on Zoom.

Sponsored by the Global Islamic Studies Center. Cosponsored by The Center for South Asian Studies, The Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum & Room Project