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Date(s) - March 8
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sooke Region Museum


Today’s topic: Cultures of Head Coverings
With Ms Nabila Kazmi, Graduate Student Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership at UVic
There are many ways of telling the historical and contemporary stories of women. Cultures of Head Coverings tells women’s stories through the diverse forms of head coverings they wear in British Columbia and world wide. While women’s practices of head coverings and uncoverings might seem at first to be simplistic, we learn that they are anything but. Head coverings are about beauty and femininity; identity and subjectivity; utility and efficacy; choice and self determination; resistance and resilience; social or religious control and compliance.  Like all issues of gender and of fashion, practices of head covering and uncovering are multifaceted, meaningful, significant and complex.
This talk is held at the Sooke Region Museum, 2070 Phillips Road free of charge. Coffee and tea provided.

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