Muslim Feminism: A Seminar on Saturday May 4, 2013

At 2:30pm on Friday and 9:30am on Saturday May 3rd and 4th, the Life non-profit organization, the Department of Political and gender culture, the Association of plural femininism and CGIL Ravenna will support a seminar on “the Feminist Muslim” in the Muratori Classense library.

The seminar aims to analyze the main paradigms of thought focusing primarily on the Mediterranean. The seminar will host scholars and activists, to understand their common foundations, and current influences on the law reform, social processes and political acts in the Maghreb.

The program will last two days: Friday, May 3 at 2:30 will include greetings and a day-long workshop by Joan Piaia, Councilor for culture and gender; Marisa Iannucci, president of Life non-profit organization Serena Simoni, CEO of the Association of plural femininism.

The first session “Feminist Muslims” will be moderated by Maria Paola Patuelli, papers will include Marisa Iannucci on “The Gender Jihad: History, texts and interpretations of Islamic feminism,” Aysha Al Hajjami on “The Koran and Women: the exegesis of the feminine sacred text. From revelation to the law,” Abdennur Prado on “The patriarchal construction in the history of Islam and the role of men in Islamic feminism. The Spanish case” and finally, Latifa Bouhsini will discuss “The evolution of the theses of the feminist movement in the defense of reform of the Code of Personal Status in Morocco. ” Discussion will follow the sessions. .

Saturday, May 4 starting at 9:30, there will be a second session entitled “Feminisms in comparison.” The session will be moderated by Marisa Iannucci. Discussion and closing will follow.