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CafeLitt 88: September 11th. roots and consequence

Mon 8 Sep 2008, 20:54, by , at Cafe SABA: 5124 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC (Map)

September 11th. attacks roots and consequence

Date: Thursday 11th Sept. , 19:00
Presented by: Kianoosh Hashemzadeh,
Mona Tajali, Roksana Bahramitash
Place: Cafe Culturel SABA, 5124 Sherbrook Ouest, Montreal, QC
Metro: Vendome
Bus: 24 directly from Down town

17 Décarie, 37 Jolicoeur, 90 Saint-Jacques,102 Somerled, 104 Cavendish, 105 Sherbrooke, 124 Victoria

This session 9/11 we will talk about the 11th September attacks of 2001 , its roots and consequences.
We try to cover most of the aspects of this attacks by several talks (Eaxh around 10-20 min.) and a movie.

Kianoosh Hashemzadeh, will start the session.Her talk will include an overview of the chain-of-events of 9/11,
followed by a brief summary of "conspiracy" theories which offer different ides of how this event "actually" happened.

Mona Tajali
, will talk about the terrorism in the Middle East and looked at the causes that the youth joins such fundamentalist groups, and their links to the Wahhabi School of thought, and the fact that most members are born and raised in the West.

Roksana Bahramitash,PhD ,will talk about the consequences of this attacks.She is going to be discussing her paper:
The War on Terror, Feminist Orientalism and Orientalist Feminism: Case Studies of Two North American Bestsellers,"Critique: Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Vol.14, No 2, 223-237, Summer 2005. Her paper focuses on how, due (in part) to the environment created post-9/11, Muslim women have been portrayed in problematic ways. She looks at two American bestsellers: Reading Lolita in Tehran and Nine Parts of Desire.

At the end we will watch a short Movie about 9/11 and coninue the session with discussions.

About us

CaféLitt is not a place; it is a gathering of minds. We are a group of mostly Persian young students, scholars and professionals who gather every Thursday evening around 19h00 in a café to discuss various subjects and share different ideas, ranging vastly from history to science, from literature to fine arts. We started these gatherings on Jan 18th, 2007. Each week, one of us takes the responsibility of presenting a topic (in Persian, English or French) for about an hour in a subject s/he is intimately familiar with or has an expertise in. Afterwards, the evening turns into a discussion forum and all members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask their question(s) and share their points of view.
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