Announcements

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Join CAIR-Cleveland's 16th Annual Civil Rights Banquet and Benefit "Living Our Faith, Defending Freedom." Featured speakers include Imam Suhaib Webb, Snap Chat Imam & Founder of SWISS; Roulla Allouch, Esq., CAIR National Board Chair; Edward Mitchell, Esq., CAIR-Georgia Executive Director; Hassan Shibly, Esq., CAIR-Florida Chief Executive Director; Preacher Moss, All-Star Comedian & Educator.

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Join us for a public lecture featuring Dr. Anissa Daoudi, Lecturer in Arabic and Translation Studies in the Department of Modern Languages at University of Birmingham.

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"Out of Cordoba" is an award-winning documentary film by Jacob Bender, CAIR-Philadelphia's Executive Director. The film explores the dramatic life and times of Averroes and Maimonides, the two leading personalities to emerge from the multifaith culture of medieval Muslim Spain. Filmed in the USA, Spain, Morocco, France, Italy, Egypt, Israel, and Palestine, and 10 years in the making, "Out of Cordoba" is a powerful plea for interfaith understanding in our own often violent times.

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The Maydan is launching this new database on opportunities in Islamic and Middle Eastern studies as a common resource for both students and professionals. Included are faculty openings, post-doctoral positions, grants, and scholarships, among others. For additional opportunities, summer language programs can be found on our Database of Summer Language Programs.

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Join us for a screening of Camp De Thiaroye presented by Sembène – The Film & Art Festival.

Camp De Thiaroye is a true story that was hidden by the French colonial regime until this film. In 1944, after defeating the Nazis and liberating Paris in World War II, a group of African soldiers – from all over West Africa – report to a transit camp near Dakar. Many of the soldiers were prisoners of war of the Germans following the fall of France in 1940.

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Come join us for CSID's 19th Annual Conference: Authoritarianism and Democratic Decline in the Age of Sectarianism and Populism. The conference will feature keynote speaker Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) (invited) as well as numerous panel sessions including Egypt and the Contradictions of Liberalism, Piety or Politics? Interpreting the Iran-Saudi Rivalry and the Rise of Sectarianism, Challenges to Democratic Consolidation in Tunisia, U.S. foreign policy, Neoliberalism, and the Pact Theory, and Islamic Politics, Populism, and Coalition Building.

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Dar al Islam is holding its 29th educators’ institute on “Understanding Islam and Muslims.” The program is to help teachers understand Islam so that they can teach about it more effectively. The program is FREE to accepted teachers – you only have to pay for your transportation to Albuquerque, from where you will be transported to the picturesque town of Abiquiu for the program. The dates are from July 18-21.

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This resource is an educational resource presenting texts and voices influenced by the Muslim world created by Betsey Coleman. As a veteran teacher who has traveled the world to create projects and resources for American students, her purpose for curating this collection of short readings, biographical information, creative writing prompts and student models is to introduce middle, high and even university students to the diversity of American women’s voices influenced by the Muslim world.

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This lesson plan for four 50 minute classes, with three assignments, provides a documentary-based study of Egyptian Mulsim feminists in the early 20th century. it enables students to assess the movement's goals within the context of Egyptian society and through the voices of its leaders. students assess their goals in relation to the British imperialist Lord Cromer. Based on this lesson, students will be able to compare Egypt's women's movements to others they may learn about in the United States, Europe, or elsewhere in the world.

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In this lesson students are divided into groups of salonniers and their guests (up to eight groups). In their groups they plan a salon session to enact in front of class. They research and imagine the historical context of a salon session, the cast of characters, and the setting. Students are then assigned to write an actual script and/or make plans for an adlibbed conversation in the “salon” for presentation to the entire class.

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