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September 2014

OSU-Tulsa - Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys

OSU-Tulsa
Oct. 7-Nov. 18

The Oklahoma State University-Tulsa Hispanic Student Association is hosting a free five-part reading and discussion series, Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys. The project seeks to familiarize public audiences with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.

Each session will feature a discussion led by Dr. Najwa Raouda, OSU-Tulsa lecturer in religious studies. Raouda is an international consultant on the Middle East, oil, comparative literature and world religions. She has presented research papers on politics in education, social class and the role of education and Muslim women’s concepts of feminism and emancipation. Her research interests include gender and social class dynamics in society and education, intercultural communication and interfaith dialogue as well as the role of literature and the arts in human interaction, conflict prevention and peacemaking

The series began Aug. 26 with a discussion on include the documentary Prince Among Slaves, based on a book by Terry Alford. It continued with a discussion on The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States, edited by Edward E. Curtis, IV, on Sept. 16. The series will resume with Acts of Faith by Eboo Patel on Oct. 7; A Quiet Revolution by Leila Ahmed on Oct. 28 and The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson on Nov. 18.

The books and films comprising this series were selected with the advice of librarians and cultural programming experts, as well as distinguished scholars in the fields of anthropology, world history, religious studies, interfaith dialogue, the history of art and architecture, world literature and Middle East, Southeast Asian, African and Islamic studies.

For more information about how to register and pick up books for the series, contact Williams at phoenix.williams@okstate.edu.

Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys is a project of NEH, conducted in cooperation with the ALA Public Programs Office, with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Funding for Let’s Talk About: Muslim Journeys is provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Arts. ). Local support is provided by the Oklahoma Humanities Council.

 

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