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The symposium is an  inter-college event where students openly discuss the topics explored  within each college’s respective theme.

Every  RC  student will give either a Presentation or a  Poster -  either as a  group  or as an individual project.  Every RC student will also be an audience  member.  

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The Symposium is organized into two, concurrent, sessions: Session I: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. & Session II: 3:10 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
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Saturday, December 1 • 4:20pm - 4:40pm
Supporting American Identities: One Hijab at a Time

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The concept of the American identity is commonly used as a tool to justify racial discrimination. Specifically, people denounce Muslim women who wear the hijab as anti-western threats to our modern society. In order to combat this idea, one must examine what it means to be a modern Muslim women in America and how the expression of religious traditions actually represents a reformed American culture by supporting religious tolerance and differences. Through the individual examination of personal reasons behind wearing the hijab, this project supports the idea that the American identity is actually made up of multiple identities. 


Vaccari, Margaux

Social Justice College

McGee, Skyler

Social Justice College


Izzy Law

Junior Fellow, Food College

Prof. Mark Spiro

Senior Fellow, Environmental College

Saturday December 1, 2018 4:20pm - 4:40pm EST
119 Coleman