Announcements

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Community Eid Al Adha Celebration. Food, Bazaar, Games!

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A Multi-Media Exhibit by artist Saihou Njie, durining from August 24 - September 21, 2019 at Few of a Kind Store

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Created by Dr. David Graizbord (University of Arizona professor of Judaic Studies). "A great account of the Jews of medieval Spain"

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Created by Dr. R. Brooks Jeffery (University of Arizona professor of Architecture): "An interesting account of Islamic cultural influence on Span AND on Latin America (with lots of photos to illustrate it)"

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Created by Aaron Graybill (University of Arizona graduate student in Middle Eastern and North African Studies) "An excellent general introduction to Morocco"

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Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) is presenting three FULLY-FUNDED Faculty Development Seminars for community college and MSI faculty.
-"Diversity, Religion, and Migration in West Africa" will take place in Senegal from January 6-22, 2020 (application deadline: September 30, 2019).
- "Jordan: Sustainability at the Margins" will run from January 2-17 (Application deadline: October 4).
-"Exploring Urban Sustainability through India's Cities" will go from December 26-January 10 (application deadline: September 16).

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Join us for an evening of reading and discussion celebrating the work of Abdi Nor Iftin. Abdi Nor Iftin’s memoir tells the story of someone who’s desperately trying—against long odds—to make it to the United States and become an American. Abdi was a Somali refugee who fled Kenya for fear of the radical Islamist group In Kenya he got “the luckiest break of his life:” winning the lottery to land on a short list for a U.S. visa. This was his ticket out. But before he could cash in his golden ticket, the police start raiding his neighborhood, targeting refugees.

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The screening of Azur & Asmar presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival. This film will be presented in English, French, and Arabic. Runtime: 99min Rating: PG ages 6 and up Azur & Asmar is the story of two boys raised as brothers. Blonde, blue-eyed, white skinned Azur and black-haired, brown-eyed, dark-skinned Asmar

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The Bridge Initiative is a multi-year research project on Islamophobia housed in Georgetown University. The Bridge Initiative aims to disseminate original and accessible research, offers engaging analysis and commentary on contemporary issues, and hosts a wide repository of educational resources to inform the general public about Islamophobia. Available at the site are fact sheets, articles, infographics and more. Sign up for mailing to get up to date information on Islamophobic news.

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Professor Jacqueline Fewkes, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, Florida Atlantic University maintains a blog of her research on American Mosques . According to Fewkes "there is a real need to understand mosque spaces better as civic institutions entirely within “mainstream” American history, and to understand how American ideas of civil society have shaped and been shaped by mosque communities. What histories do we have of early mosque communities in the US? What were the circumstances under which the first American mosques were built?

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