World on Trial: 2004 French Headscarf Law Teacher's Workshop

Registration is now open for Penn State's Center for Global Studies Teacher’s Workshop:

World on Trial: 2004 French Headscarf Law
Saturday, November 9, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
114 Katz Building
Penn State University
University Park, PA

This day-long workshop will explore the legal and ethical implications of the 2004 French law banning the conspicuous display of religious symbols in public schools. The “Headscarf Law” as it came to be known, most notably affected the rights of young Muslim women to wear traditional headscarves or other forms of cover. The workshop will also include a discussion of the French and Islamic perspective.

• Registration is free and open to K-12 educators as well as graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Education
• Act 48 Hours are available
• Breakfast and lunch will be provided
• Free parking will be available

Registration will close on Friday, November 1st; seating will be limited to 30 participants on a first come first serve basis.
Register at:

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Sponsored By: 
The Center for Global Studies at Penn State
Sarah Lyall-Combs
114 Katz Building, University Park, PA
Target Audience: 
Elementary and Secondary Education
Presenter Type: 
Graduate Student
Visiting Scholar/Faculty