Outreach Coordinator to Speak on the Hijab at Benedictine University

What: Islam Awareness Week

Topic: The Hijab: Voices from Behind the Veil- Possibly the single most controversial aspect of equality focuses on the rights of women. In today’s society we witness a raging debate, which has existed throughout the centuries and will likely persist for all of time. In the blind pursuit of gaining equality and fighting obstacles to define the rights of women, we have perhaps lost the elemental purpose behind our struggle. The basic rights of humanity have blurred in the abyss of women’s liberties and we have conceivably forgotten the reason for the movement. This lecture seeks to explore the concept of the rights of women: the vision, purpose, and outcome. Are we really fighting for equality, or have we strayed far beyond the defining factors of freedom?

Speakers: Dina Rehab
CAIR-Chicago Outreach Coordinator

When: April 17, 2007 at 12:20 p.m.

Where: Fireside Lounge of the Krasa Center- Benedictine University
Lisle, IL 60532

Directions:

Benedictine University is at the intersection of Maple Avenue (55th Street east-west) and College Road, which is called Yackley Avenue north of Maple and Wehrli south of 75th Street. The campus is about two miles west of I-355 and one mile south of IL Rt. 34 (Ogden Avenue).

From Chicago: Take I-290 to I-88. Go west on the I-88 toll way to I-355 south toll way. Go to the Maple Avenue exit and travel west (right turn) to the University. Left on College/Yackley Rd. Right at first light. Left at immediate T-section. Go straight, pass first stop sign, the road will curve and wind a little. Turn left into parking lot at the second stop sign.That is the Krasa Center.

From the North or South Suburbs: Take the I-355 North-South toll way to the Maple Avenue exit. Take the Maple Avenue exit west to the University. Left on College/Yackley Rd. Right at first light. Left at immediate T-section. Go straight, pass first stop sign, the road will curve and wind a little. Turn left into parking lot at the second stop sign.That is the Krasa Center.

By Train: The Burlington Northern stops in downtown Lisle. Cab Service is available for the two-mile trip to campus.

Parking:The Krasa Center is the newer, red brick building located northwest of Benedictine hall. The entrance to Krasa is off of Maple Avenue about 1/4 mile west of College Road. Parking is directly in front of the building and is free for all visitors.

Contact: for information contact Dina Rehab at outreach@cairchicago.org

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