IPFW Book Club presents "Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys" and free film screenings

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

September 6, 2013

October 4, 2013

September 15, 2013

October 6, 2013

October 18, 2013

November 15, 2013

November 17, 2013

Location: IPFW campus

Phone: 260/481-5404

Email: anderssm@ipfw.edu

Link: http://library.ipfw.edu/about/muslim-journeys.html

Event Description

August 19, 2013 Updated Aug 19, 2013 at 10:04 AM EDT

You are invited to join a book club Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys! The initiative aims to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world. Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys, a reading and discussion series, has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association.

Local sponsorship by the IPFW Walter E. Helmke Library and the Allen County Public Library. Read more about the project and the books at http://bridgingcultures.neh.gov/muslimjourneys/

We are recruiting a group of 25–30 readers on a first-come, first-served basis. Copies of the books will be loaned to you at no charge. We will read and discuss five books; each discussion session will be facilitated by an expert speaker, who will preface the discussion with a brief background lecture.

All meetings will be held at the IPFW campus (location to be announced) and are free and open to the public. We will read and discuss:

2013
Prince Among Slaves by Terry Alford
Expert Speakers: Dr. Quinton Dixie (IPFW)
and Dr. John Aden (African/African-American Historical Museum, Fort Wayne)
Friday, September 6, 2013, 6:00-8:00pm

The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States, edited by Edward E. Curtis IV
Expert Speaker: Dr. Edward Curtis IV (IUPUI)
Friday, October 4, 2013, 6:00-8:00pm

2014 (dates to be announced)
Acts of Faith by Eboo Patel (February 2014)
A Quiet Revolution by Leila Ahmed (March 2014)
The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson (April 2014)

The public is also welcome at free film screenings, followed by a discussion with expert speakers:
FILM: Prince Among Slaves
Allen County Public Library, Sunday, September 15, 2013, 2:00-5:00pm

FILM: Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World
Allen County Public Library, Sunday, October 6, 2013, 2:00-5:00pm
IPFW Science Building Room 185, Friday, October 18, 2013, 5:30-8:30 pm

FILM: Koran by Heart
IPFW Science Building Room 185, Friday, November 15, 2013, 5:30-8:30pm
Allen County Public Library, Sunday, November 17, 2013, 2:00-5:00pm

Sign up online at http://library.ipfw.edu/about/muslim-journeys.html or call 260/481-5404 or e-mail Susan Anderson at the IPFW Helmke Library (anderssm@ipfw.edu) with any questions. We will get back to you with confirmations and more details in August..




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