|The Muslim Youth: Islam, Hip Hop and World Engagement|
|Moroccan sociologist Fatima Mernissi (1940-2015) was a great inspiration for the development of feminism in the Muslim world. Mernissi was also a key figure in the Caravan Civique, a network of musicians, intellectuals, poets and writers that forms a bridge between people in rural and urban areas and the cultural world.
The second activity of Slam The City focuses on the world of young Muslims. In contrast to the dominant discourse that mainly connects Muslims youngsters to the danger of radicalization, the lecture on Muslim youth, Islam and hip hop sheds a different light on the life worlds of Muslim youngsters the lecture on Muslim youth, Islam and hip hop sheds a different light on the life worlds of Muslim youngsters by exploring how messages of citizenship,political and social activism, gender, race and religion are mediated through music.
20:00h – Introduction by Iman Lechkar (Chairholder Fatima Mernissi Chair, VUB)
20:15 – Musical introduction by Sukina Abdul Noor (Poetic Pilgrimage) and Samira Saleh
20:30 – Lecture by Jeanette Jouili (University of Pittsburgh): ‘Muslim Hip Hop Artists in Britain: Role Models for the Youth and/or Model Citizens?’
21:15 – Debate with Jeanette Jouili, Sukina Abdul Noor and Samira Saleh.
22:00 – End
This evening is part of the project Slam The City and the VUB Fatima Mernissi Chair.