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Hijab Tube performance will offer “eye-opening perspective”

The Office of Diversity & Tribal Relations is bringing
another Mixed Blood Performance to
Central Lakes College at 10 a.m. on Tuesday,
April 21 in the Dryden Theater.
This hour-long event is free and open to all faculty, staff and
students. The performance is titled “Hijab
Tube” and it’s a production of Minneapolis’ Mixed Blood Theatre.
The performance explores American-Muslim identity and
offers a uniquely entertaining and eye-opening perspective on Islam in
21st century America. The story centers on 20-year-old Rubiya, a
second-generation American-Muslim. Prompted by a college class discussion,
Rubiya is considering wearing the hijab (the traditional head covering of
Muslim women) and takes her questions about it to YouTube. The range
and variety of responses she receives offer illuminating perspectives on
the great diversity of Islam in contemporary America.
Hijab Tube was
written by Seema Sueko on commission from Mixed Blood and premiered in 2009. Aailyah
Habeeb leads the cast of three. William Partlan directs the production.

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