Living As a Muslim in the United States: 2010 & Beyond
A Forum and Discussion
Wednesday, November 10th
7 pm – 9 pm
West End Theater
in the Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew
263 West 86th Street (off West End Ave.)
Join the NYC Coalition to Stop Islamophobia on Wednesday, November 10th for an eye-opening panel presentation and open discussion about living as a Muslim in the US. Hear speakers who will present different perspectives, from educator to activist.
Nima Shirazi is a political commentator from New York City. He is a contributing columnist for Foreign Policy Journal and Palestine Think Tank. His analysis of United States policy and Middle East issues, particularly with reference to current events in Iran, Israel, and Palestine, can also be found in numerous other online and print publications, as well as his website, WideAsleepInAmerica.com.
Muntasir Sattar worked with Dr. Louis Cristillo for four years at Teachers College, Columbia University, on the major “Muslims in New York City” study, funded by the Ford Foundation (publications forthcoming). He also is a coordinator for South Asian Youth Action. He will introduce the book “This is Where I Need to Be: Oral Histories of Muslim Youth in NYC”–two dozen real-life stories–and accompanying curriculum units with full lesson plans suitable for grades 6-12.
Faisal Alam is a gay Pakistani American who founded the Al-Fatiha (“The Opening”) Foundation, an international advocacy group for gay, lesbian, and transgender Muslims. The youngest member of the National Religious Leaders Roundtable convened by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, he also was honored as one of 40 Heroes Under 40 for his human-rights and HIV/AIDS-prevention work.
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