On Thursday, July 14th Shadab Hashmi shared her poetry with the diverse audience of clergy, academics, students, and members of the public community. Her powerful words of protest oppression, division, and injustice shed insight into life as a Muslim woman growing up in Peshawar, as well as her immigrant experience in the US.
She also shared words of hope and beauty in her poetry on fruitful interfaith relations as a mark of societal success, technological advancement, academic scholarship, peacemaking, etc. As marked by the “Convivencia” in Al-Andalus, or “Muslim” Spain.
It was a wonderful event with a poetry reading, a dramatic reading with attendees, and talk about the composition of poetry, and the role that poetry plays for the writer and reader.
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016
Time: 6:00pm Reception; 6:30pm Talk
Where: Conference Hall, Main Bldg, American Islamic College