Sep 2016

25 Sep 2016


Silk Screen Film Festival presents: Wednesday, May 9th

Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 4:15pm
McConomy Auditorium, Carnegie Mellon University
Sponsored By: 
Silk Screen Film Festival

In three intertwining narratives, a peculiar philanthropist, Jalal, runs an unusual contest in a local newspaper offering to donate money to the most worthy applicant. Believing that his commitment to help Tehran’s poor community will ease the pain he feels over the loss of his 5-year-old son, Jalal finds that he might be in over his head. In what becomes a distressing exhibition of the plights and realities of Iranian society, we see the struggles of those Jalal intends to help.


29 Sep 2016


Religious Diversity and Presidential Elections: A Roundtable Discussion

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 6:00pm
University of Pittsburgh Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Department of Religious Studies

This roundtable will be a thoughtful discussion with scholars in religious studies on how religious diversity relates to politics in general, and this year’s presidential election in particular. Panelists will respond to questions from the moderator on how and why different Jews, Christians, and Muslims are engaging in the political process in particular ways. It will allow plenty of time for questions and comments from the audience.