Sharing Our Stories – Gender and Muslim Perspectives

Sat July 21 at Paradise Has Many Gates, Vanier Park & the Museum of Vancouver

The Vancouver Biennale invites you to participate in “Sharing Our Stories”, a multimedia event with Muslim female narratives and gender topic explorations to be held Saturday July 21st. The event is free and all are welcome.

“Sharing Our Stories” features photography, chai & chats, film screenings, and community conversations. Hosted with Voices of Muslim Women, The Sisters Project, and Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies (SFU).


 12:00 – 2:00 PM:

Public photo shoot with photographer Alia Youssef, The Sisters Project

Chai & Chat with Voices of Muslim Women. (Sponsored by Trudy Ann Chai)

Location:  Paradise Has Many Gates, Vanier Park


 2:30 – 4:00 PM:

Voices of Muslim Women Digital Storytelling Project in partnership with Vancouver Biennale’s CineFest LIVE. 

Screening of short films and Q&A, Voices of Muslim Women

Location: Museum of Vancouver, Gallery #11  


5:00 – 8:00 PM:

“Being Muslim – the Gendered Experience”, a community dialogue with facilitators Aslam Bulbulia and Shagufta Pasta, Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies SFU

Location: Paradise Has Many Gates, Vanier Park


About “Sharing Our Stories”:

2018-2020 Vancouver Biennale’s inaugural artwork Paradise Has Many Gates unpacks itself into many thematic layers and conversations, including our society’s understanding of the role of gender in faith and community. “Sharing Our Stories” is an event that invites the general public to understand diverse gendered Muslim perspectives, through multidisciplinary art forms including photography and video that openly represent both individual and collective experiences. The event will also include opportunities to engage in contemporary, informative, and accessible conversations with local Muslim groups whose initiative includes creating environments of inclusivity, learning, acceptance, and understanding within their own cultural communities and beyond.


Thanks to our event partners: Voices of Muslim Women, The Sisters Project, Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies, Museum of Vancouver, and Trudy Ann’s Chai.

Photo by Alia Youssef for and Getty Images

This event will take place on unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) territory.