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Posted On: 6 February 2019 11:01 am
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Ibtihaj Muhammad – Education City Speaker Series

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Event Details:

Location: Qatar National Library
Date: 13 February 2019 - 13 February 2019
Time: 07:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
  • Free entry - N/A
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Ibtihaj Muhammad joined the US fencing team in 2010 and participated in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics with the US, becoming the first Muslim-American female athlete to win an Olympic medal. She is also best known as the first US athlete to compete at the Olympic Games in a hijab.

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Ibtihaj has also become a sporting icon in the US major sports apparel company Nike launched the “Nike-Pro hijab” for female Muslim athletes, with Muhammad as its main sponsor.

She has written and published a book entitled “Proud,” in which she depicts her challenges as a Muslim-American and her successes with the US fencing Olympic team.

Join Ibtihaj as she talks on the following subjects during the Education Speaker Series at Qatar National Library:

  • Topic: life story, women empowerment, sports, her two books
  • The lecture will be divided into two parts: moderated discussion and Q&A session.
  • Moderator :
    • Amina Ahmadi - Design & Product Development Director and Co-founder of Oola
    • Machaille Al Naimi – President of Community Development – Qatar Foundation