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Voices of Muslim Women, and Art With a Sense of Place

Suzanne Chapman
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A new initiave called Muslim Women's Voices at Wesleyan runs through April 18, 2015.

The United States continues its air assault on the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. But if the bombings haven’t stopped them, what will?

"The extremists were and they are afraid of books and pens," said Malala Yousafzai, a 16-year-old speaking at the United Nations last year. "The power of education frightens them. They are afraid of women. The power of the voice of women frightens them."

Today, Where We Live, we’ll continue this conversation about the voices of Muslim women, which is the subject of a new project at Wesleyan University. Also, we’ll discuss public art in New Haven, where the concept is taken to a new level with its City-Wide Open Studios program.


  • Dr. Feryal Salem - Assistant Professor of Islamic Scriptures and Law, Co-Director of the Islamic Chaplaincy Program, and Director of the Imam and Muslim Community leadership certificate program at Hartford Seminary
  • Riffat Sultana - Sufi fusion singer, performing at Wesleyan on November 7
  • Pam Tatge - Director of the Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University
  • Tom Eccles - Executive Director of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College


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