Farheen Hakeem to discuss 'Muslim Women in U.S. Politics'

Farheen Hakeem to discuss ‘Muslim Women in U.S. Politics’

The Middle East Studies Program through the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities invites all ACTC faculty, staff and students to a Ramadan meal and discussion with Farheen Hakeem from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Rooms 253-255, Rogge-Leyden Room, Murray-Herrick Campus Center at the University of St. Thomas.

Farheen Hakeem

Hakeem has demonstrated her commitment to political activity in her career as a community coordinator and in her past positions in education and community organization. She also ran in the primary race for mayor of Minneapolis in 2005 and finished third with 14 percent of the vote.

The event begins at 6 p.m. (sundown) with an Iftar meal. Hakim will speak at 6:45 p.m. and a discussion will follow.

R.S.V.P. for the meal by Monday, Oct. 24, to Pam Nice.

The ACTC includes the University of St. Thomas, the College of St. Catherine, Augsburg College, Macalester College and Hamline University.

This event is co-sponsored by the ACTC Middle Eastern Studies minor; the College of St. Catherine; the Department of Political Science at Hamline University; and “Teaching for Global Citizenship,” a Faculty Development initiative; the Department of Political Science, and the Luann Dummer Center for Women at the University of St. Thomas.