Kennesaw State Students Learn History, Significance of the Hijab

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 12:07pm  By Rickey Bevington  Updated: 19 hours ago….

Georgia (Oct 7, 2014)

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Updated: 19 hours ago.

Students at Kennesaw State University spent two days last week learning about the history and significance of the Hijab. Students also had the chance to wear the Muslim headscarf. 

This was part of the school's Year of Arabian Peninsula program. The initiative aims to cultivate a deeper appreciation for and understanding of the history and cultures in that area through a series of events, lectures and activities. 

GPB's Rickey Bevington spoke with Kennesaw students Caitlin Syfrett, who helped lead the event, and Ferdos Hashem, who's the president of Kennesaw's Muslim Student Association. …

Note: Story includes audio of  the interview


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