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Thank you from the MSA

| Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A week ago, the Muslim Student Association (MSA) organized our second “Hijab Day.” More than 200 people stopped by our booth in front of DeBartolo to ask about the hijab (specifically the headscarf) and Islam, to experience the hijab or simply to grab a free scarf and a Krispy Kreme. Hijab Day was an invitation to the Notre Dame community to understand the hijab, the concept of modesty associated with it and the reasons Muslim women choose to, or not to, wear it. It was also a platform to initiate open dialogue about the hijab and show solidarity with the Muslim women who wear it.

MSA would like to sincerely thank the Notre Dame community for the overwhelming support and the feedback that we received from various sources. Based on the feedback, we see that the goals of Hijab Day — to create understanding, solidarity and conversations — were successfully achieved. We could not be more grateful to be a part of a welcoming community here at Notre Dame. As a minority group, we were blessed to be given this opportunity to educate the campus on one small aspect of our faith. We welcome all suggestions on how MSA could better educate on the hijab either through Hijab Day or any other means; they can be emailed to [email protected].

Go Irish, beat finals!

Muslim Student Association
April 26

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