Day 17 – LIVESTREAM – “All Our Relations” and “Communities Like You”: An Anishinaabe-Muslim Conversation on Conceptualizing Human and Other-Than-Human Relationships – Noor Cultural Centre – Toronto

 

Continuing Noor’s Ramadan tradition of  social justice iftars, we offer this special program in honour of Earth Week:

“All Our Relations” and “Communities Like You”:
An Anishinaabe-Muslim Conversation on Conceptualizing Human and Other-Than-Human Relationships

Please join us for this conversation between Anishinaabe scholar Eva Jewell and Islamic scholar Sarra Tlili, on how we might (re)conceptualize human relations with other-than-humans towards love, justice, and care. As always, everyone, regardless of faith or observance, is welcome.

Dr. Eva Jewell is Deshkan Ziibiing Anishinaabekwe (Chippewas of the Thames First Nation) with paternal lineage from Oneida Nation of the Thames. Her scholarship supports community-led inquiry on topics of reclaiming Anishinaabe governance, with interest on the role of women/femmes. Dr. Jewell’s recent research areas include urban Indigenous perspectives on gender, work, and care; and accountability in reconciliation. She is Research Director at the Yellowhead Institute and an Assistant Professor of Sociology at X University.

Dr. Sarra Tlili is a scholar of Arab and Islamic studies, and an Associate Professor of Arabic Language and Literature at the University of Florida. Her primary research interests are stylistics of the Qur’an, animals in Islam and Arabic literature.  Dr. Tlili is the author of Animals in the Qur’an (Cambridge University Press), an examination of the status and nature of animals as they are portrayed in the Qur’an and in adjacent exegetical works, in which animals are viewed as spiritual, moral, intelligent and accountable beings.

Following the breaking of the fast at 8:05 PM EST, maghrib prayers (for those who wish to participate) will be led by Sheikh Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl (Usuli Institute; Professor of Law, UCLA)

Sponsors:
Yellowhead Institute
Usuli Institute 
ClimateFast 
Islamic Social Services Association (ISSA) 
Let the Quran Speak
North American Cultural Diplomacy Initiative (NACDI)

 

 

Date: Monday April 18, 2022
Time: 7 pm EST
The program will end just before 8:05 pm EST, at maghrib (sunset) with the adhan (call to prayer, signaling also the end of the day’s fast)

The book Dr Jewell was referring to is Yamoria the Lawmaker: Stories of the Dene by George Blondin.

Dr. Sarra Tlili’s book is called “Animals in the Qur’an”

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