January 18, 2012

JStreetUMICH Mass Meeting

JStreetUMICH Mass Meeting!

Interested in learning more and supporting the cause for peace between Israel and Palestine? J Street U is a national organization on over 50 college campuses, and the only pro-Israel, pro-Palestine, pro-Peace organization in North America. We host frequent educational events such as coffee talks, guest speakers, panels, and movie screenings, as well as support various activism campaigns throughout the year to promote peace and further the chances for a two-state solution.

At the meeting, we will discuss what kind of organization we are, how YOU can get involved, and (most importantly!) what YOU want to see us doing this coming semester. Everyone is welcome!

Wednesday, January 18th @ 8 PM
UM Union: Parker Room (2nd Floor)
Follow us on: Twitter at http://twitter.com/jstreetumich
Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/jstreetumich

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April 07, 2010

Immigration, Islam and Identity: A Conversation with Ali Eteraz

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

-Wednesday, April 21, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
-“Immigration, Islam and Identity: A Conversation with Ali Eteraz (Author, Children of Dust)”
-Gallery in Room 100, Hatcher Graduate Library.
-Children of Dust is an elegant memoir revealing Islamic fundamentalism and madrassa life in rural Pakistan, the culture shock of moving to the U.S., and a journey of reconciliation to the modern Middle East. Author Ali Eteraz is a compelling young male literary voice, and in telling his coming-of-age story he captures not merely pain, but also the love, laughter, and pathos of Muslim life. The American Library Association calls it “elegantly written” and the poet Fatima Bhutto insists it is “astoundingly frightening, funny and brave.”
-Co-Sponsored by the Center for South Asian Studies and the Islamic Studies Program.

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Muslims in Michigan Community Conversation

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

-Thursday, April 15, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
-“Muslims in Michigan Community Conversation” http://muslimsinmichigan.org/
-Learn more about Michigan's Muslim community during this moderated panel discussion at the Arthur Miller Theater on the University of Michigan’s North Campus. The conversation is free and open to the public with limited seating.
-For directions to the theater please visit: http://www.music.umich.edu/about/facilities/directions.htm
-The Muslims in Michigan project was formed out a partnership between Michigan Radio and the University of Michigan Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies. This five part radio series examines life for Muslim people living in Michigan. Beyond religion, the series explores the cultural, political, ethnic, and social lives of this diverse group. This project also features film events, speakers, and a community conversation.

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March 17, 2010


“Journey to Mecca: In the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta” is a stunning IMAX film aimed at demystifying the Muslim pilgrimage for western audiences through this traveler’s tremendous experiences. It is beautifully filmed and includes sweeping views of the desert landscape as well as informative explanations of Mecca as it was in the 14th century and as it is today. We offer a 15% discount to those that show a valid student ID and we also offer a combo tour for groups in conjunction with the Arab American Museum.


Please feel free to contact Hanan Saab directly if you have any questions or comments at:

IMAX Theatre Promotions Assistant/Group Coordinator
The Henry Ford
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn MI 48128
313.982.6100 ext. 2092

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January 29, 2010

Grand opening of the Gallery of Islamic Art in Detroit

Graham W. J. Beal, Director Eugene A. Gargaro, Jr. Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors of Asian & Islamic Art Forum at the Detroit Institute of Arts cordially invite you to celebrate the grand opening of the new Gallery of Islamic Art.

Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.
Reception with Gallery Preview and Silk Road Dinner
(Dinner prepared in accordance with Islamic law)

Keynote speaker: Dr. Sheila Canby
Patti Cadby Birch Curator in Charge
Department of Islamic Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

and a special recital by
Simon Shaheen and Ensemble

Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202

National dress preferred, black tie optional
Valet parking at the Woodward entrance

Proceeds to benefit Asian & Islamic Art Forum at the DIA

For ticket inquiries, please contact Tim Burns at 313-833-4025 or tburns@dia.org
or see below*

The Honorary Committee

His Excellency Abdulwahab Abdulla Al-Hajjri
Embassy of the Republic of Yemen

His Excellency Husain Haqqani
Embassy of Pakistan

His Excellency Aziz Mekouar
Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco

Her Excellency Houda Nonoo
Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain

Mr. Kazuhide Ishikawa
Consul General of Japan in Detroit

Dr. Robert Noble
Consul General of Canada in Detroit

Mr. Bachir Tawk
Acting Consul General of Lebanon in Detroit

Mr. Vincente M. Sanchez Ventura
Consul General of Mexico in Detroit

I have access to printed invitations, including ticket requests. Tickets are $250 apiece. Tables of 10 are available.
Please note that $140 of each ticket may be tax-deductible. MICS #1742
Reservations will be held at the door; no tickets will be mailed.

DIA website: http://www.dia.org/default.asp?menu=main&main=yes

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