The American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded the Miami University Libraries two grants – “Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys” and “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys.” These grants provide support for library programming "seeking to provide opportunities for informed discussion in their communities about the histories, faith, and cultures of Muslims around the world and within the United States."
To kick off our programming, the Libraries will be hosting a symposium on Saturday, September 21, 2013, from 1:00-4:00 pm in King 320.
The symposium, “Muslim Journeys: American Stories,” will begin with a keynote lecture by Shakila Ahmad from the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati entitled "What Do We Mean by 'American Muslim?’”
Here is a schedule of events:
1:00-2:00 Keynote: "What do we mean by 'American Muslim?'" by Shakila Ahmad
2:00-3:00 American Stories: Faculty panel discussion facilitated by Dr. Matthew Gordon, Professor of History
3:00-4:00 American Stories: Student panel discussion facilitated by Dr. Nathan French, Assistant Professor of Comparative Religion
Light refreshments will be served.
You might want to check out this American stories essay prepared by Kambiz GhaneaBassiri from Reed College before the symposium.
For more information about the symposium and other future events, please take a look at this website.