In Arabic, the word rawiya means “she who tells a story.” In a series of six reading club events curated by THE ALIGNIST and hosted by the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington, DC, participants will examine the multiplicity of stories from the greater Middle East -- and the multiplicity of ways in which they are told.
During this event, participants will view selected photograph from the She Who Tells A Story exhibit of photographs by women from the Middle East, read a short story written by a woman from the Middle East, and explore a non-fiction article that grounds the creative works in the lived realities of the region.
Events will feature artwork introductions by NMWA educators and facilitated discussions. After registering, participants will receive an email containing the program materials.
SEX AND SILENCE
Photo: Speechless, by Shirin Neshat
Story: “Distant View Of A Minaret,” by Alifa Rifaat
Article: “Why Do They Hate Us?” by Mona Eltahawy
Admission is free but reservations are required. Sign up for this event on the NMWA program page.