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Wednesdays at the Center: A Path to Muslim Flourishing, Joy, and Futurism
September 7, 2022 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
MIPSTERZ has focused its recent efforts around Muslim Futurism—a cultural and artistic aesthetic that learns from frameworks of Afrofuturism – imagining a broader Muslim future free from the oppression of today, set in a utopic tomorrow of our collective creation. The intersectional identities of Muslims and the compounded suffering experienced by so many require synchronous efforts of dismantling.
Futuring for Muslims today is an act of resistance against all hegemonic entities that have come to limit, restrict, and obliterate Muslim potential, flourishing, and joy. It is through this resistance and eventual dismantling that Muslims can freely and boldly imagine worlds that champion their visions, celebrate their joy, and ensure their flourishing. Register here
Sponsored by DUCIGS, JHFC, MIPSTERZ, Duke Arts, and the Duke Islamic Studies Center.
Online, Duke University