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World Hijab Day

February 19, 2022 @ 11:30 am 3:30 pm

MCC marked the World Hijab Day global campaign with the theme “Hijab is our crown, not a crime” on Saturday, February 19, 2022 with an afternoon of modest clothing and other women-owned vendors, women-owned food vendors, games, photo booth, an interactive talk with Ustadha Hosai Mojaddidi, age-specific hijab activities, and more! Watch the Hijab celebration talk at https://youtu.be/aQARM5e6uP8

 

MCC marks the World Hijab Day global campaign with the theme “Hijab is our crown, not a crime” on Saturday, February 19 with an afternoon of modest clothing and other women-owned vendors, women-owned food vendors, games, photo booth, an interactive talk with Ustadha Hosai Mojaddidi, age-specific hijab activities, and more! Limited spots. Please RSVP.

11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. | Saturday, Feb. 19 | Limited spots | $10/girls ages 8+ & women | RSVP at https://mcceastbay.org/hijab

#WorldHijabDay #DressedNotOpressed #Hijabista

MCC is proud to support #WorldHijabDay in February to stand against bigotry, discrimination and prejudice faced by Muslim girls and women worldwide in hijab.

This goal of this first-annual event is to provide sisters – both Hijabi and non-Hijabi – with an opportunity to:

  • Celebrate the Hijab and promote pride in carrying on this noble tradition and campaign for a world where Muslimahs can proudly and freely practice her faith;
  • Create an environment where sisters feel empowered, supported, and inspired to wear hijab (particularly youth girls finding sorority and support)
  • Host a bazaar where attendees can purchase modest clothing that support Muslimah-run Islamic businesses as well as purchase lunch from female-run food vendors.

Event Overview

Limited volunteer opportunities for this event at https://mcceastbay.org/hijab-volunteer

Questions? events@mcceastbay.org

Positively full: Vendors: Only women-owned vendors considered for the Bazar. Express interest at https://mcceastbay.org/vendor

In its 10th year, World Hijab Day Organization has continued to dismantle bigotry, prejudice and discrimination against Muslim women through awareness, education and empowerment. By taking part in this event and every bit of support means more victories for our sisters who are unfairly targeted and harassed for their choice of wearing hijab globally. World Hijab Day is a global campaign to promote religious tolerance, cultural understanding, and international solidarity.

“To my surprise, the veil was strangely liberating, an unapologetic form of self-expression.” – [Joe Galvez, Catholic, Philippines]

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

At a young age, Nazma Khan immigrated to New York City from Bangladesh. Not knowing the culture or the language, Nazma found herself the only one wearing the hijab (headscarf) in middle school, where she was constantly bullied. This constant discrimination followed her throughout high school and college. After 9/11, her situation got even worse. Now, she was being chased down the street and labeled a ‘terrorist’ for being visibly a Muslim. She realized that many women in hijab in different parts of the world were encountering similar discrimination. She wanted to do something to address the stereotypes and improve circumstances. Therefore, she invited women from all ethnic backgrounds to wear the hijab for a day to foster religious tolerance and cultural understanding. She called this global event ‘World Hijab Day.’ This event is commemorated in over 150 countries every February 1st. https://websitewww.worldhijabday.org

 

 

 

Details

Date:
February 19, 2022
Time:
11:30 am – 3:30 pm
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Pleasanton, CA 94588 United States
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