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Africa Table - New Generation Queens: A Soccer Story

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 -
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Black Community Services Center, 418 Santa Teresa Street

Lunch will be served

Join the Center for African Studies for a special Africa Table with Stanford alum Megan Shutzer, who will discuss her film "New Generation Queens," a documentary about Zanzibar's women's soccer team. **Africa Table will be held in the Black Community Services Center (BCSC) this week.**

Africa Table • Noon •  Black Community Services Center (418 Santa Teresa) Documentary Screening with Q&A • 6:30 p.m. •  Jordan Hall 420-041

New Generation Queens is the story of Zanzibar’s women’s soccer team. On an island where religion bars women from playing soccer, the Queens resist cultural norms and challenge local assumptions about Islam and gender identity. The film explores the history and character of the team, resistance from the local community, and the evolving perception of women in sports on the island. After competing in the Copa Coca Cola tournament on mainland Tanzania, the players return to Zanzibar hopeful about the future and determined to share their message that one can be a woman, a Muslim, and a soccer player.

Event Sponsor: 
Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, The Markaz, WSD Handa Center for Human Rights & Int'l Justice, International Policy Studies , Center for African Studies, Stanford Global Studies Division, Black Community Services Center
Contact Email: 
africanstudies@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
650-497-7688