In honour of Black History Month, Muslim Link has invited Tunisian journalist Huda Mzioudet to discuss her experiences as a Black Tunisian growing up in Tunisia, doing investigative journalism in Libya, and now conducting academic research in Quebec.
Attendees at this unique Black History Month event will have an opportunity to learn about the Black rights movement in Tunisia, the role race, religion, and ethno-cultural identity plays in the horrifying treatment of many African migrants in Libya, and the challenges of facing anti-Black racism within Quebec's Muslim communities while coping with anti-Black racism, Islamophobia, and xenophobia from the dominant Quebecois society.
With insight and humour, Huda Mzioudet will discuss all of these issues which impact both her personal life as a Black Tunisian veiled Muslim woman navigating multiple countries and identities and her professional life as a researcher and journalist.
About Huda Mzioudet:
Huda Mzioudet is a Tunisian journalist and researcher on Tunisian and Libyan affairs. She has contributed to several media outlets including Al Jazeera English, HuffPost Arabi, the BBC, Deutsche Welle, Radio Canada Première Chaîne, among others.
She has carried out research for international think tanks and organizations such as the Brookings Institution, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, USIP and Oxfam.
She co-authored a book (with Megan Bradley and Ibrahim Fraihat) entitled “Libya’s Displacement Crisis: Uprooted by Revolution and Civil War” (Georgetown University Press).
Mzioudet is a civil society activist on issues related to minorities in North Africa and also earned her MA in Cultural Studies from the University of Manouba in Tunis (Tunisia) in 2005. Her particular interests are emerging identities, civil society and humanitarian issues in conflict contexts.
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