Arranged is the second film in the Bridge the Divide “Come Meet the Family” multicultural series. We hope to provide a window into the lives of families of other cultures - as they themselves experience them. After each film, participants are invited to talk with and ask questions of a talkback respondent from the culture represented in the story. Register - https://bridgethedivide_arranged_janannajeeb.eventbrite.com
Arranged (2007). As their friendship grows, two first-year public school teachers – an Orthodox Jew and a Muslim –discover they share much in common. Both their families are, as is traditional, arranging their marriages. One is pleased with her match, the other not so much, but with help from her clever friend, she too gets a happy ending.
Talkback by Janan Najeeb , she is a founding member and the current President of the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition who is dedicated to social justice and anti-racism work. In 2015, Ms. Najeeb founded the Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival, one of the only annual citywide Muslim Film Festivals in the Country. She is a frequent lecturer at colleges and universities across the state and has previously served as adjunct professor at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, teaching the Religious Culture of Islam. Ms. Najeeb is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions including the International Institute of Wisconsin’s World Citizen Award, The Wisconsin Community Fund’s Grantee of the Year Award, CAIR’s (Council on American Islamic Relations) national award for activism, ACLU’s Special Recognition Award, UW-Milwaukee’s Scholar in Residence award, Dr. King, Jr. Celebration award, and The Woman of Honor award presented by six women’s organizations including the American Association of University Women.
Sponsored by: WHC; Bridge the Divide; Nurturing Diversity Partners;Unitarian Church North; Milwaukee Childcare Collective
*Funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin.