Movie Night And Discussion The Light In Her Eyes

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Join us for a screening of The Light in Her Eyes followed by a discussion led by Nahid Khan. Friends and family are welcome! This is a free event, but we ask that you please register in advance. You can register by clicking "Tickets Available" at the top of this event page.

About the film: The Light in Her Eyes is a documentary film about Houda al-Habash, a Muslim preacher, who founded a Qur’an school for girls that focuses on literacy and education. "Shot right before the uprising in Syria erupted, The Light in Her Eyes offers an extraordinary portrait of a leader who challenges the women of her community to live according to Islam, without giving up their dreams." Watch the trailer:

Nahid Khan is a board member of Mizna, an Arab-American cultural and arts organization based in the Twin Cities, which organizes the second longest running Arab American film festival in the U.S. ( She is a trained guide for the Collection in Focus program at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Nahid formerly served on the boards of Middle East Peace Now of Minnesota and the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition, an interfaith advocacy group addressing social justice issues in Minnesota, and serves as a special consultant for the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning at the University of St. Thomas. She has been active in community interfaith dialogue since the 1980s, and has a particular interest in Muslim-Jewish dialogue. Nahid otherwise continues dissertation related work in Mass Communication (with minors in Religious Studies and Museum Studies) at the University of Minnesota, focusing on U.S. news coverage of American Muslims.
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By: Minnesota Literacy Council

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