What happens when women cover?

Maybe you've found yourself wondering about Islam, or if you should trust your Muslim neighbor.

Maybe you've seen viral videos of women talking about wearing a hijab, or non-Muslim women covering as an experiment.

Whatever the case, it would be time well spent to attend the presentation from three local women: Hijab for a day: What happens when women cover tonight at Rochester Civic Theater.

Here's what organizers Regina Mustafa of Community Interfaith Dialogue on Islam, Dawn Sanborn, and Pam Whitfield have to say about their presentation:  Hijab for a day is a multi-media presentation that explores women's experiences covering and the community's reaction.  The goal of this event is to encourage interfaith dialogue in the Rochester community, discourage Islamophobia, and educate the public on the beliefs of Islam.

Here's what I say:  learning more about someone or something we don't understand is something of value for each of us. Clinging to misunderstandings or misinformation because of ego is not.

It's a free event, but pre-registration is encouraged. Get your name on the list by calling the Rochester Civic Theatre, 282-8481. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.