“Unveiled”: Jews and Muslims Share Views on a One-Woman Play

Article and Video by
Katherine Randall, JCUA Communications Intern (Columbia College)

Racism, hate crimes, customs and religion were among some of the topics brought up March 7, 2010 as hundreds of people gathered at Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation in Evanston to watch excerpts of the one-woman play, “Unveiled.”

In the play the lives of five Muslim women unfold as actress Rohina Malik gives insight into what things have been like, for them and for her, in a post-Sept. 11 world.

After the play audience members were given a chance to share their own personal experiences as well as dialogue with Malik about how Muslims and those of other religious and cultural backgrounds can find common ground– something crucial to the mission of the Jewish-Muslim Community Building Initiative (JMCBI).

To find out more about JMCBI visit http://jmcbi.webnode.com/.

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