Cultural Event

18 Mar 2016

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CLASSIC MEN: MUSLIM DANDIES AND THE WAR ON TERROR

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 2:30am
602 CATHEDRAL OF LEARNING

This talk examines the creative sartorial practices of American Muslim men, and particularly Black Muslim men, who are increasingly using the aesthetic of Black Dandyism to signify on white supremacy as well as on ethno-religious hegemonies within US Muslim communities. It investigates particularly how in the age of US empire and the war on terror, Muslim dandyism redefines US American Muslim masculinity, thereby confronting the intersecting hegemonies of race, class, gender, religion, and nation.

Contact: 
Global Studies Center, Year of the Humanities,African Studies Program, School of Arts and Sciences

25 Mar 2016

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CMU International Film Festival: A Syrian Love Story

Friday, March 25, 2016 - 7:00pm
McConomy Auditorium | CMU University Center
Sponsored By: 
CMU International Film Festival

Synopsis
"Filmed over a period of five years, this intimate and insightful documentary perfectly balances the personal and the political, telling its tale of national and international upheavals through their impact on individuals at the cutting edge of change. This is a profoundly moving account of two love stories: that between the film’s central couple, Amer and Raghda, who are torn apart by imprisonment and exile; the other being their love for Syria, which casts a long shadow over their lives, their marriage and their children." -Mark Kermode, The Guardian

Contact: 
jola@andrew.cmu.edu

10 Mar 2016

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Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar

Thursday, March 10, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, April 10, 2016 (All day)
Pittsburgh Public Theater All performances at the O'Reilly Theater, Downtown 621 Penn Avenue
Sponsored By: 
Pittsburgh Public Theater

Amir is a hot-shot corporate lawyer in Manhattan. He’s also a Pakistani-American whose white wife is an artist interested in Islamic forms. When Amir is mistakenly linked to a Muslim leader, his world begins to unravel. Matters come to a head when he and his wife host a dinner party for another couple – a Black female attorney and her Jewish husband.

Contact: 
412-316-1600

26 Mar 2016

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The Zahra Center

Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 2:00pm to Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 2:00pm
McConomy Auditorium at Carnegie Mellon University

The Zahra Center - Based on the novel "Surviving Zahra" by Fatima Aly Jaffer, directed by Iman Mazloum, this is a play about the culture of silence regarding domestic abuse and sexual assault in North American Muslim communities, set against a backdrop of a seven day long wedding with matchmaking aunties and annoying sister-in-laws. This play offers a narrative of the North American Muslim experience while also exploring issues that are seen as taboo topics in most societies. Performance dates are March 26th and 27th at 2 p.m. in the McConomy Auditorium at Carnegie Mellon University.

Contact: 
imazloum@andrew.cmu.edu]

19 Feb 2016

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Sacred Activism: Women's Participation in Reformation of Islamic Family Law

Friday, February 19, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
4500 Posvar Hall
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Global Studies Center

16 Feb 2016

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Meet your Muslim Neighbor

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 6:30pm
Thomas Merton Center - 5129 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Sponsored By: 
The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh and Thomas Merton Center

Anti-Muslim hysteria has engulfed the media as of late, distorting facts and encouraging rampant misunderstanding about Islam. It is important now more than ever for us to show compassion for our Muslim neighbors and help stop the spread of intolerance. The Thomas Merton Center and Islamic Center of Pittsburgh have teamed up to create a potluck dinner to do just that. This is a great opportunity for people of all faiths to come together and show solidarity with Pittsburgh’s Muslim community!

Contact: 
Kelcey Sharkas Islamic Center of Pittsburgh outreach@icp-pgh.org

21 Feb 2016

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Abraham - A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Dover Congregational United Church of Christ 2239 Dover Center Road Westlake, Ohio 44145
Sponsored By: 
Interfaith Connections

Panelists:
Rabbi Enid Lader, Beth Israel - The West Temple
Rev. Keith Stuart, Dover Congregational United Church of Christ
Shaykh Musa Sugapong, Islamic Center of Cleveland and Darul Qasim Institute

Contact: 
Call Rev. Keith Stuart 440.871.1050 kstuart@doverucc.org or 216.830.2247 events@cleveland.cair.com

18 Feb 2016

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"Understanding the Current Palestinian Revolt: Its Context and Consequences for Palestinian Society"

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
The Palestine Center
Sponsored By: 
The Palestine Center, The Jerusalem Fund

Since the fall of 2015 the world has witnessed a deadly spate of attacks on Palestinians by Israeli soldiers, police, and settlers, with over 160 Palestinians killed. The violence began with tensions at Al Aqsa mosque and spread quickly beyond East Jerusalem to the West Bank, Gaza, and Israel as soldiers employed shoot-to-kill tactics, claiming that their assailants, many of them youth at checkpoints, were threatening them with knife attacks.

21 Feb 2016

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Abraham - A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Dover Congregational United Church of Christ 2239 Dover Center Road Westlake, Ohio 44145
Sponsored By: 
Interfaith Connections

Panelists:
Rabbi Enid Lader, Beth Israel - The West Temple
Rev. Keith Stuart, Dover Congregational United Church of Christ
Shaykh Musa Sugapong, Islamic Center of Cleveland and Darul Qasim Institute

Contact: 
Keith Stuart 440.871.1050 kstuart@doverucc.org or 216.830.2247 events@cleveland.cair.com

25 Jan 2016

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Screening of “Nefertiti’s Daughters"

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 5:45pm
The Library and the Middle East Studies Center at the Ohio State University
Sponsored By: 
Library and the Middle East Studies Center at the Ohio State University

The Library and the Middle East Studies Center at the Ohio State University are co-hosting a film screening of “Nefertiti’s Daughters”, a documentary about women artists of the Egyptian Uprising. We will screen the film in the Library on February 25th, 2016 at 4:00 EST. We need a scholar to conduct Q&A from 4:40 to 5:30 EST. We will use video conference technology for interaction with the audience. If you or someone you recommend could potentially conduct the Q&A, please let me know by Friday, January 29th We will offer a modest honorarium.

Contact: 
614-292-6506

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