House of Peace Oneg Learning: LGBTQ and Muslim
Two prominent LGBTQ Muslim activists, Wazina Zondon and Kamal Fizazi, will speak to the challenges and blessings of being LGBT in the Muslim community and Muslim in the LGBT community.
Two prominent LGBTQ Muslim activists, Wazina Zondon and Kamal Fizazi, will speak to the challenges and blessings of being LGBT in the Muslim community and Muslim in the LGBT community. This session is free and open to the public. All are invited to the Shabbat service which precedes it at 6:30 p.m.
Kamal Fizazi is Moroccan-American activist, lawyer, policy wonk, strategic planning and program consultant, and all-around good guy who spends his time thinking about and working on issues of human rights and equality, diversity and inclusion, democracy and social justice, gender, sexuality, public health, faith-based anti-oppression efforts and interfaith organizing, and Lord only knows what else. Fizazi is a former Steering Committee member of the Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity.
An Afghan woman raised in New York City, Wazina Zondon is a sexuality educator and trainer who focuses on intersectional identities. In addition to focusing about the connections between homophobia and Islamophobia, Zondon is the co-writer and co-performer of Coming Out Muslim: Radical Acts of Love, a personal storytelling performance capturing the experience of being queer and Muslim.
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