Updated: Saturday, 23 Feb 2013, 4:12 AM EST
Published : Saturday, 23 Feb 2013, 4:12 AM EST
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Muslim women and their veils are the focus of a conference at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
UNC is partnering with Duke University on the conference which concludes Saturday at the Nelson Mandela Auditorium at the FedEx Global Education Center.
Organizers say the conference is intended to expand the dialogue about the tradition of wearing the veil and the meaning of the headscarf for Muslim women. Participants will discuss why and how Muslim women wear the veil in a globalized and fashion-conscious world.
Scholars and artists will deliver 30-minute presentations on Muslim women's veiling. Each presentation will be followed by a response from local faculty and a question-and-answer session.
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