Presented by the Muslim Student Association, the
week begins with an important Teach-In surrounding the congressional
hearings on the radicalization in the American Muslim Community,
prompted by congressman Peter King, and ends with a semi-formal
Interfaith Jazz Gala: Relief fundraiser!
Monday, April 4
The Congressional Hearings on Radicalization in the American Muslim Community: Religion, Race, and the Enemy Within
11:30 am – 1:30 pm, McLaren 250
urgent educational forum will address the Congressional hearings led by
Representative Peter King within the broader historical, social, and
political contexts of state policy and processes of racial
categorization in the U.S., linking the current hearings to precedents
for the treatment of racialized communities in American history.
Departments of Theology & Religious Studies, Sociology, Rhetoric
& Language, Philosophy, History, and Psychology, and the Jewish
Studies and Social Justice Program
Kingdom of Heaven Film Screening
7:00 – 10:00 pm, UC 4th Floor Lounge
Muslim Student Association
presents the movie Kingdom of Heaven, followed by an engaging
discussion around the portrayal of Islam and the Crusades. Dessert and
snacks will be served. BYOP (Bring Your Own Pillow [and Blanket]). MSA
members please wear your MSA T-shirts to this event!
Tuesday, April 5
Faces of Islam Exhibit Opening and Reception
11:40 am – 12:30 pm
this exhibit we hope to open viewers eyes and rid preconceived
misconceptions and stereotypes about what Muslims look like. Enjoy
photographs submitted by USF Community members of their friends who
identify as Muslim, their travels to Muslim countries, and other related
photos. This exhibit will also feature a diverse array of photographs
of Muslims from around the world as capture by Phil Pasquini. Please
join us for the opening of the exhibit.
Light refreshments will be provided
Wednesday, April 6
6:00 – 9:00 pm, Xavier Chapel
the Executive Director of CAIR-Bay Area (Council on American Islamic
Relations),Zahra Billoo, this event will examine the increase in
prejudices and fear against Muslims after 9/11 exhibited by the general
American population and through U.S. policy.
Chinese food will be served.
Thursday, April 7
Extraordinary Muslim Women: Liberators or Imprisoners?
11:30 am – 1:00 pm, UC402/403
Hidayatullah will address the popular Muslim argument that "real Islam"
uplifts women, a position which often points to exemplary female
figures from the Qur'an and early Islamic history as evidence of Islam's
progressive treatment of women. This talk will address the complexities
and contradictions of such an argument with an eye toward both insider
and outsider perspectives on Islam.
The Past, Present, & Future
5:30 – 7:30 pm, Harney 232
Guest lecture by Al-Habib Umar b. Muhammed bin Hafiz
The human experience is inextricably linked to time. The past influences the present and the present shapes the future. Nothing in the universe exists in a vacuum and every time has its challenges.What
is the spiritual perspective on time, and how does the prophetic message enable us to navigate the turbulent waters of today?
Friday, April 8
JUMA'A Prayer Under The Sun
1:00 – 2:00 pm, Welch Field (Library Lawn)
Abdul Malik will lead the prayer and discuss the life of the Prophet
Muhammad. This is a way for students from all different spiritual
backgrounds to learn about the most important figure in Islam. Please
wear your traditional/national clothes to this event.
Interfaith Jazz Gala — Relief Fundraiser
7:00 – 10:00 pm, Parina Lounge
semi-formal evening with live music by “The Different Folks”,
Mocktails, Hor d’oeuvres, and an Interfaith discussion with a guest
speaker! All proceeds benefit the International Federation of Red Cross
and Red Crescent Societies, and their humanitarian response to the civil
unrest in the Middle East and North Africa.
100% of the proceeds are being donated to the Red Cross Red Crescent Society http://www.ifrc.org/en/who-we-are/vision-and-mission/
Tickets are required for this event:
$5 for Students
$10 for USF Faculty, Staff & Alumni
$15 for General Admission
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Awareness Week is supported by: ASUSF, Middle Eastern Studies,
International Studies, Ethnic Studies, European Studies, History
Department, Jewish Studies, Media Studies, Peace and Justice Studies,
Theology and Religious Studies, African-American Studies, and the
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