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MTSU to Host Festival of Veils This Saturday

An open-air festival of fun, food and understanding is scheduled at MTSU during National Women’s History Month. 

Festival of Veils, a free event open to the public meant to unravel the mystery surrounding head coverings worn by women of various cultures, takes place this Saturday, March 19 from 12 – 4 p.m. at Middle Tennessee State University.

Activities will include prayer bead making, henna art, calligraphy, art contests, a free photo booth and a kids’ zone. Distinguished lecturers will address the history of the veil in Catholicism, Judaism and Islam.

In addition to the June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students, MTSU sponsors include Intercultural and Diversity Affairs, the Religious Studies Program, Al-Wahda student organization, the Muslim Students Association and the President’s Commission on the Status of Women.

For more information on the festival, go to linktr.ee/Alwahda_MTSU. The Festival of Veils is an official event of MTSU’s celebration of National Women’s History Month, which carries the theme of “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.” For more information on other Women’s History Month events, go to mtsu.edu/jac/.



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