The Spartan Speaker Series Presents: Ibtihaj Muhammad

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

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Ibtihaj Muhammad is an entrepreneur, activist, speaker and Olympic medalist in fencing. A 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, 5-time Senior World medalist and World Champion, in 2016, Ibtihaj became the first American woman to compete in the Olympics in hijab. 

Since 2016, the Spartan Speaker Series has sought to presnt a broad range of timely content and diverse voices, including distinguished authors, critics, artists, scientists, and more. Past speakers have included Diane Guerrero, Nyle DiMarco, Amanda Nguyen, Tarana Burke, WongFu, Ana Navarro, Frank Warren, and more. The Spartan Speaker Series is a progam of the Division of Student Affairs. Indivduals requiring accommodations should contact the Division of Student Affairs at 408-924-5900 or as soon as possible.

Event Details

Hi there, 

You are invited to a Zoom webinar. 
When: Oct 14, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 
Topic: Fall 2020 Spartan Speaker Series: An Evening with Ibtihaj Muhammad

Register in advance for this webinar:

Or an H.323/SIP room system:
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    Meeting ID: 932 8847 1084

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This was an amazing event! Hearing Ibtihaj speak on her experiences with challenges and barriers she encountered and how she stayed strong and pushed through was extremely inspiring! While not having the same challenges, but very similar ones myself (bullying, othering, not feeling like you "fit in") her words and advice to remain true to yourself and remain authentic with oneself was empowering to hear from someone who has had moved past or through that adversity and those barriers. Thank you for inviting me to be a part of it!