Workshop W1: Find Your Authentic Voice Through Writing Your Spiritual Story
Workshop Code: W1
Workshop Title: Find Your Authentic Voice Through Writing Your Spiritual Story
In this workshop, you will be engaged in a discussion aimed at exploring your personal relationship with religion and spirituality. You will be encouraged to share openly about the similarities and differences between your spiritual and religious experiences and practices, as well as how religion and spirituality influence your sense of identity. You will then be given techniques to help you write your own monologue that reflect the insights you have gained through workshop participation. You will complete a brief monologue, which you will then be encouraged to share with the class.
Instructor: Soha Al-Jurf
Ticket Price: $30 online / $35 at the door
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2012
Time: 1:30 PM 4:30 PM (3 hours)
Materials provided by Zawaya: none
Materials you need to bring: Notebook and pen
About the Instructor: Soha Al-Jurf is a Palestinian-American Muslim writer, speaker, and voice coach. She is the author of a memoir, "Even My Voice is Silence", and the autobiographical solo performance piece, "Pressing Beyond In Between". She works as a speech-language pathologist at the UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center in San Francisco. Please visit her website at www.sohaaljurf.com.
This workshop is but one of 34 workshops that are part of a larger event called "Doorway to Islamic Civilization: Hands-On Workshops on Islamic Art & Culture". To see the complete list of workshops offered, please visit: www.zawaya.org
Islamic civilization boasts an intellectual, artistic, and cultural heritage that spans continents and centuries. The gradations of shape, color, taste, texture, and sound that exist within and between Muslim peoples and cultures are as rich and diverse as their ideas and attitudes, as well as their languages, races, and ethnicities. Out of this fertile and potent mix of elements emerged artforms and practices that can enrich and beautify our lives.
Zawaya thus launches an original event: "Doorway to Islamic Civilization", a weekend collection of hands-on workshops on Islamic art and culture set against the current social backdrop of Islamophobia. These workshops are meant to give those interested the opportunity to get to know Islam and Muslims by providing a safe space within which to explore and experience the Islamic sense of beauty embodied in art, crafts, music, architecture, and more. In addition to the workshops, there will be a film showing of "Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World" followed by a panel discussion between the filmmaker, Michael Wolfe, and Islamic art and architecture experts. The Mevlevi Order of America will also be present to offer a Dhikr (a devotional act) by Mevlevi musicians and dervish turners.
This event is co-sponsored by The Afghan Coalition, The Arab Cultural and Community Center of San Francisco (ACCC), Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC), Aslan Media, The Center for Islamic Studies at GTU in Berkeley, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA), Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights (CLUE CA), Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC), Islamic Network Group (ING), and Ziya Art Studio.
Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (View)
1433 Madison St.
Oakland, CA 94612
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|