“Progression Not Oppression” | World Hijab Day
February 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
MCC marks the World Hijab Day global campaign with the 2nd annual World Hijab Day Celebration! This year’s theme is “Progression, not Oppression.” Join fellow sisters on Saturday, February 25, to enjoy an afternoon celebrating the noble Hijab and invite a friend, too!
Shop the bazaar of women-owned clothing vendors, eat a delicious meal from the women-owned food vendors and participate in the spirit of the Hijab and sisterhood. The program will include an interactive talk, age-specific hijab activities, and more!
Spots are limited! Click the blue ‘Buy Tickets’ button on your screen above to RSVP today! Or RSVP here!
Share the experience and invite a friend, colleague, or neighbor. Muslims, as well as non-Muslim sisters, are all welcome.
11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. | Saturday, Feb. 25 | Limited spots | $10/girls ages 8+ & women
Earthquake Relief Booth donations: Donate a drink or a snack to be sold at the MCC WHD booth at the event. 100% of the proceeds will go towards relief efforts. Click HERE to sign up today!
#WorldHijabDay #DressedNotOpressed #Hijabista #Hijabismycrown #HijabiStrong #MyhijabmyChoice
“To my surprise, the veil was strangely liberating, an unapologetic form of self-expression.” – [ J. Galvez, Catholic, Philippines]
- 11 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. –Shop! Eat! Connect! Donate! Vendor and lunch sales at women-owned stalls. Please support the Earthquake relief fundraising booth. Visit the booth to support or to donate items to sell. Click the link above to donate a drink or snack to be sold. (All food must remain outside in the Picnic Area)
- 12:40 p.m – A female lead women-only Zuhr congregational prayer (Main Prayer Hall)
- 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. – Interactive talk with Sr. Sanaa Subhani & Q&A session with parallel sessions for ages 8-11 (Main Prayer Hall)
- 2:20 p.m. – Hijab activities ( Grouped by age: 8-11; 12-15, 16-18, 19-26, 27+) (Various parts of MCC Facility)
Vendors: Only women-owned vendors are considered for the Bazar. Express interest at https://mcceastbay.org/vendor
Volunteers: Limited opportunities for ages 14+ https://mcceastbay.org/hijab-volunteer
MCC is proud to support #WorldHijabDay in February to stand against bigotry, discrimination, and prejudice Muslim girls and women worldwide face in hijab. In its 10th year, World Hijab Day Organization has continued dismantling bias, prejudice, and discrimination against Muslim women through awareness, education, and empowerment. 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.
The goal of this second-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 supports Muslimah-run Islamic businesses and lunch from female-run food vendors.
About the Speaker:
Sanaa Subhani holds a Master’s in Social Work and a bachelor’s in Human Development. She is the Founder and Executive Director at Wasilah Connections. She has served in the mental health field since 2007, holding multiple roles, from Residential Counselor for emotionally disturbed girls, Activity Coordinator for Developmentally Disabled Adults, Recovery Counselor for a Substance Abuse recovery home, ABA Therapist, and Medical Social Worker, to current a Clinical Case Manager and a Crisis Specialist.
Her internships include working with the low-income, homeless population in single resident occupancy (SRO) homes and as a Clinical Therapist for a school with a behavioral and emotionally challenged population. Her volunteer work consists of being a minority affairs officer on her Community College Student body of government and as a Northern California Events Coordinator for MSA WEST.
Sanaa continues to work with the community on an ongoing basis helping all those in need. She has initiated support groups and is consistently networking with like-minded individuals to create resources and programs that cater to the community’s needs.
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
Nazma Khan immigrated to New York City from Bangladesh at a young age. Not knowing the culture or the language, Nazma was 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 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
This event is commemorated in over 150 countries every February. Learn more at wwww.worldhijabday.org