a jihad for love screening/discussion at ucla

If you're in Los Angeles, here's some info about a screening/discussion of Parvez Sharma's A Jihad of Love, the first feature documentary exploring the lives of LGBT Muslims, happening this Tuesday, November 17 at UCLA. The details:
The Critical Race Studies Program at the UCLA School of Law, the Williams Institute, the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, and OutLaw,
invite you to attend a film screening and panel discussion of:

"A Jihad for Love"

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Law Building - Room 1347
5:30pm - 8:00pm

Mr. Sharma's film is the world's first feature documentary to explore the complex interconnections between Islam and homosexuality in a global context. The filmmaker will participate in a panel discussion with scholars and advocates expert in critical race theory, Film and Media Studies, and International Law.

Parvez Sharma, Director, A Jihad For Love
Sohail Daulatzai, Assistant Professor, African American Studies & Film and Media Studies - School of Humanities, UC Irvine
Russell K. Robinson, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
Alicia Virani, JD/MUP, UCLA Class of 2011

Asli U. Bali, Acting Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

Please RSVP at crs@law.ucla.edu
Sounds like it's going to be a really interesting event exploring the intersection of Muslim and LGBT communities. For more information about the event, a trailer for A Jihad for Love, and panelist biographies, go to the Critical Race Studies Program website here.

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