Challenging Anti-Muslim Bias
RIOTcon, the biennial conference hosted by the InterReligious Institute (IRI) at Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS), is offering an innovative, immersive experience to counter anti-Muslim bias & Christian privilege.
We invite students, organizers, activists, faith leaders, educators, and professionals to this creative conference. Persons of faith and persons of no particular faith are welcome. Join us for two dynamic days of deep engagement through facilitated cohorts, interactive workshops, artistic performances, and plenary discussions, as participants and presenters generate new understandings and commit to actions to recognize and reduce anti-Muslim bias & Christian privilege in our communities. After the conference, the IRI will follow participants, offering support and tracking the effects of our time together. Come ready to learn, engage, and do the work of creating the Beloved Community.
Thursday evening, we partner with our friends at the American Islamic College. We travel to the north side of the city where they bring to their stage Ifrah Mansour. A multimedia performance artist, her work is centered on the idea of displacement and Somali culture. Mansour, who lives in south Minneapolis, was named one of 10 Somali artists and entertainers to watch in 2015 by OkayAfrica, a global media hub that covers African culture. A talk back session with the audience and other artists will follow her performance.
American Islamic College presents - Radically YOU! By Ifrah Mansour
Thursday, April 19th, 2018
Doors Open 6:00 pm
Program from 7 pm - 9 pm (sharp)
Free Parking, AIC Campus
Ifrah Mansour is a Somali, refugee, muslim, multimedia artist residing in Minnesota. She explores trauma through the eyes of children to uncover the resiliency of black, muslim, and refugees. She interweaves poetry, puppetry, films, and installations to illuminate the invisible stories of immigrants. Her critically-acclimated play "How to Have Fun in a Civil War" premiered at Guthrie Theatre. Her first national museum piece; "Can I touch it" as part of "I am Somali" exhibit is currently on view at Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Her latest piece "Floating Refugee Aqal" is currently on display as part of Then and now, Somali Stories through art Exhibit at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Learn more at facebook.com/ifrahmansourart/