February 2017 – On November 30, women students at University of Wisconsin-Madison met to receive headscarves to wear throughout the day. It was Hijab for a Day, sponsored by University of Wisconsin Muslim Student Association and the Wisconsin Union Directorate Global Connection as part of Islam Appreciation Week. The goal was to spread awareness about Islam, counter “Islamaphobia,” and normalize Muslim female practices.
The hijab for a day event is recommended by the U.S. Department of Education in a February post on Home Room, its official blog, as one way to create an anti-biased learning environment and incorporate awareness and the experience of Muslim cultural traditions. Other schools have also been holding similar events.
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