Women in the Mosque 🕌: Oxymoron or Offset of Inclusion?

I cannot exactly pinpoint the date, but I started hating going to the Friday khutbah. In high school, I’d go regularly to avoid 6th and 7th periods on Friday. I figured it was the lesser evil between school and the masjid. In college, it was the “in” thing to do. But at some point, it …

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Good and Mad: The Muslim Ban

On June 26, 2018, SCOTUS overturned Korematsu and allowed for the third iteration of the Muslim ban to stay in place. The next day I attended a protest in Anaheim, California. Orange County in California bears some resemblance to the Orange County I was born in Florida with respect to immigration patterns of Arabs and …

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Overcoming Becoming: Much Ado About Disaster Capitalism

I prefer reading in quiet and seeing the words in print or on a screen. Yet at the behest of some of my colleagues, I started listening to audio books. It took over a month to complete Michelle Obama's Becoming, which is a long time. The punctuated listening intervals allowed me to process the narrative …

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4 Diversity Lessons from Crazy Rich Asians 

Reeling off of box office gold, the all Asian cast showed Hollywood the potential for diverse casting. Now it's available on demand. The movie, Crazy Rich Asians, is also an opportunity to re-examine approaches to fairness and inclusion within the legal profession, especially as they relate to Asians.  The movie offers a sliver into the …

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