Head Notes on Hijabs: Understanding Islamic Head Coverings

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Part of the lecture series: Manetaining your Authenticity: The Intersectionality of Hair, Health, Culture, and Discrimination in the U.S. 

Research and recent reports from the ACLU have substantiated increasing discrimination against women who wear hijab/head coverings. The religious and cultural practice is associated with stigma and islamaphobia. What is the significance of the head covering? Why is it important for some women? How can providers and employers create a respectful and welcoming space for people who choose to wear head covering? Ms. Ayaba Logan, Research & Educational Specialst from the Medical Univesity of South Carolina will provide answers to these questions and more.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Diversity & Inclusion

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Alumni & Donors, Current Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public, Prospective Students


Community Month


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