Womens Magazine

Womens Magazine – January 30, 2017: Resisting Islamophobia in Protest & Film

The Bay Area is rising up to say NO to the Anti-Islamic, Anti-Immigrant and Anti-Woman onslaught from the White House. We hear voices form the Women’s March last week and this weekend’s massive protests at SF International Airport.

We also talk with Professor Rabab Abdulhadi about how San Francisco State University students and faculty are organizing to defend academic freedom and challenge Islamophobia, anti-Palestinian Racism and Imperialism towards Kashmir.
And Amber Fares, director of the thrilling documentary Speed Sisters, joins us to talk about the five Palestinian women who make up the first all-female street car racing team in the Middle East.  The film challenges western assumptions about both the roles Arab women play in their societies, and the response of those around them, with a character-driven story told with passion and a pulsing beat. It plays now through Wednesday, February 2 at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco.

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