University of Pittsburgh

18 May 2018


Ramadan Iftar Dinner

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Cathedral of Learning Lawn, 4100 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260
Sponsored By: 
Peace Islands Institute, Turkish Cultural Center and the University of Pittsburgh Muslim Student Association

You are invited to join Muslims in breaking their fast under the stars on the University of Pittsburgh lawn. Dinner served for all at no cost starting at 8 PM. Sponsored by Peace Islands Institute, Turkish Cultural Center and the University of Pittsburgh Muslim Student Association. Dinners will served on May 18 - 20, 2018


12 May 2018


Palestine Food, Art and Film at Schenley Plaza

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 4:00pm to 10:00pm
4100 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260
Sponsored By: 
Jewish Voice for Peace, Pittsburgh Palestine Solidarity Committee, SABEEL

Pittsburgh's Potluck for Palestine in the Steel City, comes together to share food, art, history and stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters occupied and oppressed here and around the world. From Pittsburgh to Gaza, Baltimore to the West Bank, the group seeks to build community and amplify the suppressed voices of those suffering from police brutality, discriminatory legislation, and institutionalized execution.

Rain or shine at 4 PM on the corner of Forbes and Bigelow under the tent at Schenley Plaza.

21 Apr 2018


Living Our Faith: Defending Freedom

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 4:00pm to 10:00pm
Marriott Cleveland East, 26300 Harvard Road, Warrensville Heights, Ohio 44122
Sponsored By: 

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.


17 Apr 2018


The Protectorate of Silence: Testimonies against Amnesia of the Algerian Civil War and Sexual Violence

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Humanities Center, Cathedral of Learning 602A, University of Pittsburgh

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.

14 Apr 2018


Film Showing: Out of Cordoba

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Doherty Hall, Room 2210, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
The Pennsylvania Chapter of CAIR

"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.


Positions/Grants/Scholarships in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

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.

21 May 2018


Film Showing: Camp De Thiaroye

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Alphabet City, 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Sponsored By: 
City of Asylum

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.


26 Apr 2018


CSID's 19th Annual Conference: Authoritarianism and Democratic Decline in the Age of Sectarianism and Populism

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 8:30am to 5:30pm
The Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Sponsored By: 
CSID, Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver

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.



Understanding Islam and Muslims

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.


American Women Writers of Muslim Heritage

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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