Noor Cultural Centre

“All Our Relations” and “Communities Like You”: An Anishinaabe-Muslim Conversation

Jul 23rd 2022

Continuing Noor’s Ramadan tradition of  social justice iftars, we offer this special program in honour of Earth Week: 

“All Our Relations” and “Communities Like You”:
An Anishinaabe-Muslim Conversation on Conceptualizing Human and Other-Than-Human Relationships

Event Recording | Click here 

Please join us for this conversation between Anishinaabe scholar Eva Jewell and Islamic scholar Sarra Tlili, on how we might (re)conceptualize human relations with other-than-humans towards love, justice, and care. As always, everyone, regardless of faith or observance, is welcome.

Dr. Eva Jewell is Deshkan Ziibiing Anishinaabekwe (Chippewas of the Thames First Nation) with paternal lineage from Oneida Nation of the Thames. Her scholarship supports community-led inquiry on topics of reclaiming Anishinaabe governance, with interest on the role of women/femmes. Dr. Jewell’s recent research areas include urban Indigenous perspectives on gender, work, and care; and accountability in reconciliation. She is Research Director at the Yellowhead Institute and an Assistant Professor of Sociology at X University.

Dr. Sarra Tlili is a scholar of Arab and Islamic studies, and an Associate Professor of Arabic Language and Literature at the University of Florida. Her primary research interests are stylistics of the Qur’an, animals in Islam and Arabic literature.  Dr. Tlili is the author of Animals in the Qur’an (Cambridge University Press), an examination of the status and nature of animals as they are portrayed in the Qur’an and in adjacent exegetical works, in which animals are viewed as spiritual, moral, intelligent and accountable beings.

Following the breaking of the fast at 8:05 PM EST, maghrib prayers (for those who wish to participate) will be led by Sheikh Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl (Usuli Institute; Professor of Law, UCLA) 

Yellowhead Institute 
Usuli Institute 
Islamic Social Services Association (ISSA) 
Let the Quran Speak
North American Cultural Diplomacy Initiative (NACDI)



Date: Monday April 18, 2022
Time: 7 pm EST
The program will end just before 8:05 pm EST, at maghrib (sunset) with the adhan (call to prayer, signaling also the end of the day’s fast)
Admission : Free
Access: two options –
1) Zoom video
click here, at the appropriate date/time 
this option entails occupying the same virtual space as the speakers and other participants.  This allows you, if you wish, to see and be seen by others and ask questions directly of the speakers during Q/A (time permitting).   Zoom caps the total number of participants; if you arrive and the room is ‘full’, please avail of the second option. 
Please note – you do not need a Zoom account to access the meeting

2) YouTube live stream
click here, at the appropriate date/time
this option entails participation exclusively as a viewer.  However, you can post comments and questions via the YouTube comments section that, time permitting, will be communicated to the speakers.
Please note – you do not need a YouTube account to view the live stream, but you would need one to comment/ask questions