Preparing for 9/11 Anniversary
9/11 Anniversary is perhaps one of the most stressful days for Muslims in America. At this special family night, we have invited a panel of three experts on how to prepare for, cope with and handle any situations that may arise at your home, school or work. (A) how to talk to their children about 9/11 before the anniversary date (B) how to tell difference between in-class discussion of facts of history/current events (reasonable) and letting that discussion turn into Islamophobic conversation (unacceptable) (C) how to dissect an incidence to determine if it is worth escalating and to whom (D) the protocols for escalation at school and work (E) handling an escalation at school and work Please join us on this family night. Free dinner and babysitting are provided. Cover image courtesy of People Against Suffering Oppression and Poverty (PASSOP).
8/26/2016 7:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
How to be a Muslim Ambassador
Hear this uplifting talk from one of the prominent figures in America today about how to be a successful ambassador of Islam with your friends, neighbors and communities. Imam Tahir Anwar, serves as the Imam of one of the oldest mosques in the country, the Islamic Center of San Jose, since 2000. He teaches Islamic Law at the renowned Zaytuna College, America’s first Muslim liberal arts college in Berkeley and is currently the chairman for the board of NISA, North American Islamic Shelter for the Abused, an organization that works towards alleviating issues related to abuse and domestic violence. Imam Tahir is the founding board member of Islamic Art Exhibit, an annual traveling exhibit rooted in the Islamic tradition. He also sits on the Executive Committee for Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the country’s largest Muslim umbrella organization. The fundraising dinner is open to all. We also have special activities for kids.
2/20/2016 5:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Steps You Must Take
Anti-Muslim hateful rhetoric by Presidential candiates is resulting in increase in incidences against Muslims in the region. Last week, a Muslim cab driver was shot. Come hear Safdar Khwaja of CAIR Pittsburgh about cautions we should take and how we should respond to escalation in Islamophobia after recent Paris shootings. 7:20 Arrival 7:30 Isha 7:45 Dinner 8:20 Lecture & Kid's activities 9:15 Adjourn
12/4/2015 7:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Islam in Europe: diverse national experiences and common challenges
The majority of Muslims living today in Europe arrived as part of post WWII labor migration. This talk will first examine the histories of institutionalization of Islam in various European countries that result from the different traditions of citizenship and secularism existing in various European nation-states. Then it will analyze the impact of the post 9/11 political and social climate on Muslim communities as well as the manifold ways Muslim individuals and groups respond to these new challenges. Jeanette S. Jouili is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. She has received her PhD at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris/France and has since then worked in different universities in the Netherlands (University of Amsterdam) and the United States (Cornell, Duke, College of Charleston). She has published articles in numerous scholarly journals and she is author of "Pious Practice and Secular Constraints: Women in the Islamic Revival in Europe" published with Stanford University Press. Her research focuses on Muslim communities in Europe, and is interested in questions around multiculturalism, secularism, ethics, gender, and popular culture. 7:00 Maghrib Prayers 7:15 Dinner 7:45 Lecture + Kid's Program 8:30 Isha Prayer 8:45 Q&A
10/2/2015 6:45:00 PM -04:000.0000