Community invited to Muslim Journeys Book Club

By on August 17, 2013

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News release from IPFW:

Community invited to Muslim Journeys Book Club

(August 16, 2013) – The Helmke Library at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is proud to present the 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.

The Helmke Library is recruiting a group of 25–30 readers on a first-come, first-served basis. Copies of the books will be loaned to participants at no charge. Five books will be read and discussed; 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 and are free and open to the public. The book club program of events includes:

2013

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

The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States, edited by Edward E. Curtis IV
Expert Speaker: Edward Curtis IV, Ph.D. (IUPUI)
Friday, October 4, 2013, 6–8 p.m.

 

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, 2–5 p.m.

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

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

 

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

The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association. Major support for the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. Local support is provided by IPFW and the Allen County Public Library.

Sign up online at library.ipfw.edu/about/muslim-journeys.html.

 

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