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Sunday Speaker: Islam and the West: Why We Think What We Think and How It Compar


Speaker: Andrea Giacomuzzi

Islam and the West: why we think what we think and how it compares to reality

Andrea Giacomuzzi describes herself as a Cultural Theorist with an MA in Religious Studies and a PhD in Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies. For the past ten years she has been an instructor for the Religious Studies Department at ASU and an Honors Disciplinary Associate for the Barrett Honors College. Her field is Gendered Discourse within Islamicate Cultures in the Turko-Iranian Cultural Zone.

Her presentation will touch on concepts such as the honor/shame complex; patron-client relationships and power balances in gendered discourse; sharia and the role of the ulama.

The Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix presents its Sunday Speaker meetings twice a month on Sunday mornings.

Doors open at 9:00 a.m. for breakfast, and meeting starts at 10:00 a.m. We enjoy the company of our fellow Humanists and a lecture from a guest speaker and topic discussion ending by 11:30 a.m. Our meetings are free and open to anyone who is interested in learning more about Humanism.

Breakfast is offered for sale to members and guests for $5.00. For coffee only, the charge is $1.00. If you would like to have coffee and/or food, please pay at the welcome desk by the entrance door. Of course, donations are always gratefully accepted as well.

For your convenience, the membership desk is immediately behind the welcome desk at each Sunday meeting. Stop by to join or renew your membership in HSGP, or to update your records such as your email address.

Thank you! See you at the HSGP Community Center!









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  • Anita R.

    Just a reminder that being a member of the Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix (HSGP) Meetup Group does not mean that you are a member of the organization HSGP. Please consider becoming a dues-paying member of HSGP and supporting one of the largest non-theistic communities in Arizona. Membership entitles you to borrow form a wide selection of books and DVDs (including DVDs of meeting presentations) from our Robert G. Ingersoll Library and the right to vote for board members once a year. Information on how to join is available on our website at

    September 3, 2013

  • Kenton

    I'll be there, إن شاء الله !

    August 16, 2013

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