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BIG IDEA Book Group

Proud by Ibtihaj Muhammad

2022-12-27 17:30:00 2022-12-27 18:30:00 America/New_York BIG IDEA Book Group A discussion group dedicated to diverse voices, perspectives, and authors. We'll aim to construct a meaningful conversation about anti-racism and embrace the diversity of our community. Online Programs -

Tuesday, December 27
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Add to Calendar 2022-12-27 17:30:00 2022-12-27 18:30:00 America/New_York BIG IDEA Book Group A discussion group dedicated to diverse voices, perspectives, and authors. We'll aim to construct a meaningful conversation about anti-racism and embrace the diversity of our community. Online Programs -

A discussion group dedicated to diverse voices, perspectives, and authors. We'll aim to construct a meaningful conversation about anti-racism and embrace the diversity of our community.

Meetings take place via Zoom. Registered participants will be emailed meeting information prior to the event starting.

Proud: My fight for an Unlikely American Dream by Ibtihaj Muhammad

Print | eBook | Audiobook

Named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People. The first female Muslim American to medal at the Olympic Games. The first woman in hijab to compete for the United States in the Olympics. Growing up in New Jersey as the only African American Muslim in hijab in town, at school, and on the playing fields, Ibtihaj Muhammad always had to find her own way. When she discovered fencing, a sport traditionally reserved for the wealthy and white, once again she had to defy expectations and make a place for herself in a sport she grew to love. Even though Ibtihaj would start fencing later than most, at 13 years old her talent was undeniable. From winning state championships with her high school team to three-time All-America selections at Duke University, Ibtihaj was poised for success, but the fencing community wasn't ready to welcome her with open arms. Ibtihaj Muhammad's path to Olympic greatness has been marked with opposition and near-debilitating challenges because of her race, religion, and gender. As the only woman of color and the only religious minority on the U.S. women's saber team, again Ibtihaj had to push past stereotypes, misconceptions, and negativity to find her own path to success and Olympic glory. Proud is the inspiring story of how Ibtihaj rose above it all with grace and compassion. She provides an unflinching and honest portrayal of how she managed to stay true to herself and still play by the rules. A coming-of-age story, a hero's journey, and a moving memoir from one of the nation's most influential athletes.

AGE GROUP: | Adults (18+) |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Groups |

TAGS: | blacklivesmatterbookgroup | bigidea |

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Mon, Jan 30 12:00AM to 11:30PM
Tue, Jan 31 12:00AM to 11:30PM
Wed, Feb 01 12:00AM to 11:30PM
Thu, Feb 02 12:00AM to 11:30PM
Fri, Feb 03 12:00AM to 11:30PM
Sat, Feb 04 12:00AM to 11:30PM
Sun, Feb 05 12:00AM to 11:30PM

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