Women at AUI: Celebrating National Women’s Month

March’s arrival has long since elicited worldwide celebrations of femaleness and femininity. In nations around the world, people from all walks of life come together throughout the month in order to recognize the women of the world with events such as National Women’s Month, Women’s History Month, and March 8th much renowned International Women’s Day. They come together to recount stories and struggles, and to look to the future.

 

Amidst these global celebrations, Mimouna Club organized a celebration on March 15th that explored female, Jewish, and Muslim Moroccan identities such as they manifest themselves throughout the nation. The University invited such notable figures as Aicha Ech Chenna—who advocates for Moroccan rights and is the founder of the Association Solidarité Féminine (Female Solidarity Association)—and Nicole Elgrissy—author and advocate of Jewish rights.

 

The ceremony was largely attended by students, many of whom posed questions pertaining to identity, and both the current and future roles of women within Moroccan society. Both Ms Chenna and Ms Elgrissy shared stories from their respective pasts, telling them with much sincerity, conciliation, and humor.

 

At the end of the conference, Ms Elgrissy gave the audience a sneak peek into her upcoming novel, Posologies de la Marocologie (Posology of Moroccology)