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Muslims in America: Part 1
This mini course, taught by ICJS Educator Alison Kysia, will explore the historical and cultural contributions of Muslims in America beginning in the 17th century, focusing on African American experiences.
Despite representations of Muslims as foreign to the United States, Muslims have been living and worshiping in this country since the 17th century. This mini course will serve to challenge monolithic representations of Muslims through a careful study of the rich and diverse history and culture of this community. Because of time limitations, this course will focus on African American Muslim experiences. How and why did the first Muslims come to America? How can the story of Muslims in America both challenge and enrich the larger American story? What insights can we gain through a study of African American Muslims on the contemporary Black Lives Matter movement?
|Morning sessions: Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 a.m. 2/17, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9 & 3/16|
|Evening sessions: Thursdays 7:00-9:00 p.m. 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10 & 3/17|
Reading with Rosann 2016
Reading with Rosann has selected Faithfully Feminist: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Feminists on Why They Stay as this year’s book choice. Edited by Gina Messina-Dysert, Jennifer Zobair, and Amy Levin, this collection of essays is an elegant, honest, and powerful testimony to women who are confronting the inevitable dissonance that is a consequence of being faithful feminists in traditions that are often inhospitable to that dual identity. Come welcome Alison Kysia, the newest member of our ICJS scholar/educator team, who will join me as we discuss this must-read book with friends old and new!
Dates: Tuesdays, Jan 12, 19, 26, and Feb 2, 2016; snow date: Feb 9, 2016
Time: 9:30-11:30 am
|Reading With Rosann: Faithfully Feminist|