Open VISIONS Forum: Refusing to be Silenced:
My Nomadic Journey from Islam to the West
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
A story of courage, passion, and persistence at great personal risk, Ayaan Hirsi Ali shares her story.
$35 | $5 Fairfield University Students
QCA Member Price: $27
Open VISIONS Forum
Following Hirsi Ali’s talk, Peter Van Heerden, director of the Quick Center for the Arts, will moderate a Q&A session with the audience.
At the epicenter of global events involving Islam’s role in the 21st century, Somalian native Ayaan presents a luminous example of courage, passion, and persistence at great personal risk. Honored by TIME magazine as one of the world’s “100 Most Influential People,” she is an internationally renowned human rights activist, feminist, and women’s rights advocate. The Boston Globe quotes her recent speech critiquing academic freedom on US college campuses as “thoroughly threatened” by complacency. “The answer does not lie in protecting college kids from ideas that disturb them.” She is the award winning author of Infidel: My Life: Nomad: From Islam to America, Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now, and is currently a Fellow at the J.F. Kennedy Government School at Harvard University.
Get to know Ayaan Hirsi Ali and join the Q&A after her lecture
The New York Times Sunday Book Review Ayaan Hirsi Ali: By the Book, March 19, 2015
Ayaan Hirsi Ali: “You can’t change these practices if you don’t talk about them”
The New York Times Women's Summit, April 10, 2016.