OCT 9th : 3 VEILS 6pm
On October 9th, the eve of National “Coming Out” Week, the Indiana LGBT Film Festival features 3 Veils, a poignant drama that follows the stories of three young Middle Eastern women living in the U.S., each with her own secret. The lives of the three women intertwine as each struggles to defy tradition and create her own reality. This film was selected for screening the night before the IUP Six O’Clock Series presents Hidden Voices, the Lives of LGBT Muslims.
All films will be shown in Beard Auditorium, which is located in Stouffer Hall at 175 Maple Street on the IUP campus. For directions and a map, go to https://iup.edu/mapanddirections/default.aspx. For additional information about the Film Festival and other ICC events, write to ICC at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Monday, Oct 10th: Six O’Clock Series on IUP Campus
Free and Open to the Public
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
This program highlights the many struggles and challenges facing sexual and gender minorities within the Muslim world and examines the complex intersection of religion, sexuality, and gender. The speaker, Faisal Alam, is a queer-identified Muslim activist, speaker, and writer of Pakistani descent who has traveled across the country and around the world to deliver his message. Using his own life experiences and exploring the complex history of the Islamic world, Faisal Alam sheds new light on the lives of an often invisible and silent community: Muslims who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning.
In this video, Faisal Alam contributes to keynote discussion at Creating Change Conference for Queer Muslim Revolution. Within this conversation, Faisal includes many of the topics he will discuss at the October 10, 2011 Six O’Clock Series.
For more information about Faisal Alam and Hidden Voices, check out the website.