Event Title

Unveiling the Hijab

Presenter Information

Amelia Keeling

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

College

Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration

Major

College of Business and Public Administration

Location

Event Center A&B

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Frank Lin

Start Date

5-27-2014 1:00 PM

End Date

5-27-2014 2:30 PM

Abstract

During the Winter Semester, I was presented with the opportunity to travel to the Middle East and explore a world different than what I had known. Anticipating the trip, I imaged what kind of realm I would find myself stumbling upon. Tainted by the perspectives of the media, I yearned for my own definition of this foreign culture. I found the Middle East to be rich in culture, foods, traditions, people and even an international hub for Business. The consistent calling of Morning Prayer reminded me thats I had stepped into a world that views were unlike my own. Curious if what I was taught was actually true, I found fault in the misperceptions sold to me by politicians and television programs. Evident that physically our cultures had distinctive differences such as attire, skin color, and language; I still found reflections of myself within the Middle East. This trip taught me that everyone is equal regardless of language, color, or religion. A Muslim invited me into the temple and allowed me to absorb their culture on my own terms. This experience has changed my life and how I interact with others, as well as how I see myself in this integrating cultural World.

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May 27th, 1:00 PM May 27th, 2:30 PM

Unveiling the Hijab

Event Center A&B

During the Winter Semester, I was presented with the opportunity to travel to the Middle East and explore a world different than what I had known. Anticipating the trip, I imaged what kind of realm I would find myself stumbling upon. Tainted by the perspectives of the media, I yearned for my own definition of this foreign culture. I found the Middle East to be rich in culture, foods, traditions, people and even an international hub for Business. The consistent calling of Morning Prayer reminded me thats I had stepped into a world that views were unlike my own. Curious if what I was taught was actually true, I found fault in the misperceptions sold to me by politicians and television programs. Evident that physically our cultures had distinctive differences such as attire, skin color, and language; I still found reflections of myself within the Middle East. This trip taught me that everyone is equal regardless of language, color, or religion. A Muslim invited me into the temple and allowed me to absorb their culture on my own terms. This experience has changed my life and how I interact with others, as well as how I see myself in this integrating cultural World.