What barriers do LGBTQ Muslims navigate to feel included in religious spaces? How have Muslim communities addressed these barriers and welcomed LGBTQ followers? Join us for a discussion with Dr. Yarehk E. J. Hernández Peña on how the Stanford Muslim community can foster acceptance for LGBTQ Muslims on campus.Dinner will be provided.
Dr. Yarehk E. J. Hernández Peña is an educator and critical Muslim thinker who recently completed his doctorate in Religion with a focus on Islamic Studies at Temple University. His research interests include Muslim identity formation, sexuality and gender, Morisco Studies, Islamophobia, the intellectual history of race/racism and Muslim minorities in Spain and Latin America. Dr. Hernández Peña has also spent time traveling and studying Ilm al-Tassawuf (Sufism) in Europe and the United States. This event was organized by The Markaz: Resource Center in collaboration with the LGBT-CRC and DGen Office. Chai Chats welcome Stanford affiliates of all faith and cultural backgrounds.