Sakdiyah Ma’ruf

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Sakdiyah Ma’ruf
Sakdiyah Maruf

Indonesia's first female Muslim stand-up comic is giving the Sesquicentennial Inaugural Chaser Lecture

Born in Pekalongan, Central Java, Sakdiyah Ma’ruf grew up Muslim and uses stand-up to challenge perceptions of Muslim women, and to advocate against Islamic fundamentalism. In 2015, she won the Václav Havel International Prize for Creative Dissent.

Ma’ruf will speak at the Chaser's annual lecture, with funds raised from ticket sales going towards the international organisation Article 19, who advocate for freedom of expression and freedom of information as universal rights.

You can either pay $50 to see the show from the Town Hall's gallery seats, or pay $275 for a dinner-and-show option.

By: Dee Jefferson

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