Talk on the progressive voices of the Arab-Muslim World
Bishop’s University invites community members interested by the topic of harmonious community life to attend a French-language talk entitled “The Progressive Voices of the Arab-Muslim World,” which will take place on Wednesday April 5th in Room 3 of the Bibliothèque municipale Éva-Sénécal in Sherbrooke.
Dr. Osire Glacier, professor of History, Religion and Politics and International Studies, will present, from a historical point of view, the common elements that unite the Muslim community and the Quebec host community. She will address and challenge the myths and prejudices with regards to the Muslim community that are omnipresent in the media. Among other topics, Dr. Glacier will provide an overview of the contribution of Arab-Muslim countries to the establishment of Universal Human Rights and of the presence of progressive voices that exist both in the Western world as well as in the Arab-Muslim world.
Dr. Osire Glacier holds a Ph.D. from McGill University. Her research interests bear on human rights and women’s history in Morocco. She has published several works on these themes and is the author of a blog that aims to share her research with a general audience (etudesmarocaines.com).
This event, organized by the Bishop’s University Research Office, will be held in French, but comments and questions in English will be welcome.
This talk will take place during the Semaine d’actions contre le racisme. The event is free and all are welcome.
819-822-9600, extension 2840