April 07, 2010

The Mosque in Morgantown: Saturday, April 17

University of Michigan Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies April 2010 Events:

-Saturday, April 17, 2:00-3:15 p.m.
-Film) “The Mosque in Morgantown”

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-Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty.
-Working in Pakistan after September 11, 2001, former Wall Street Journal reporter Asra Nomani had faced a double shock. First, a surprise pregnancy and abandonment by the Pakistani man she thought would be her husband, then the murder of her dear friend and colleague Daniel Pearl at the hands of Muslim extremists. Still reeling and with a son to raise, she returned to her hometown in West Virginia and discovered the mosque had been taken over by men she saw as extremists. This documentary chronicles what happens when she decides to fight back — unexpectedly pitting her against the mosque's moderates. As the film unfolds, it tells a story of competing paths to social change, American identity and the nature of religion itself.
-Co-sponsored by the Islamic Studies Program.

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Deentight: Monday, April 12

University of Michigan Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies April 2010 Events:

-Monday, April 12, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
-“Deentight” (Film/Panel Discussion)
-Room 1636, International Institute, 1080 S University.
-Follow a group of Muslim Hip Hop artists living in the United States and United Kingdom. They discuss intimately with us the challenges they face trying to balance their faith, culture, and the pressures of daily Western life.
-There will be a panel discussion following the film with University of Michigan Professor Sherman Jackson and “Deentight” Director Mustafa Davis.
-http://www.deentight.com/
-Co-sponsored by the Islamic Studies Program.

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New Muslim Cool

University of Michigan Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies April 2010 Events:
-Saturday, April 10, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
-(Film) “New Muslim Cool”

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-Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty.
-This film takes an inside look at the fusion of Islam and Hip-Hop, A former drug dealer struggles to transform himself and his community through his faith and his music.
-Co-sponsored by the Islamic Studies Program.

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