What are you doing this Saturday, besides frantically looking up playlists to facilitate the writing of your term paper and/or oversleeping and missing your class’s trip to the Met? If you’re interested in diverse writing and delving into the concept of home as a “site of transformation, refuge, trauma, healing, and growth,” you might want to attend The Muslim Protagonist, a symposium organized by the Muslim Students Association, instead.
The event consists of a full day of panels, talks, and intimate workshops, all of which will revolve around the themes of belonging, alienation, migration, and a central question: “How does the Muslim Protagonist build their home?” It will take place on Saturday, April 16 in Davis Auditorium, and tickets cost $10.00 for CUID holders. Doors open at 8:45 am and close at 7:30 pm. Additionally, there will be a free open mic and speaker performances on Friday, April 15 at 8:15 pm in Held Auditorium (304 Barnard Hall). Though the event is free, it will still be ticketed due to its popularity.
It sounds better than wallowing in your own misery, and topics of discussion range from theater to healing through art, so there has to be something that interests you. As the event page promises, “everyone is welcome.”