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University of Pittsburgh

Asian Studies Center, Contact: Shashank Srivastava, shashank.srivastava@pitt.edu
www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc

Center for Russian and East European Studies. Contact: Zsuzsanna Magdo, zsuzsannamagdo@pitt.edu
ucis.pitt.edu/crees

07 Sep 2019

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Freedom to Create Concert & Conversation: Mahsa Vahdat & Sholeh Wolpé

Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212
Sponsored By: 
City of Asylum

Free but must register:

City of Aslyums's annual forum on freedom of expression features two distinguished artists: Iranian singer and human rights advocate Mahsa Vahdat and Iranian-American poet and playwright Sholeh Wolpé.

06 Sep 2019

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Freedom to Create Gala

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212
Sponsored By: 
City of Asylum

City of Asylum annually honors an international writer or artist who has overcome efforts to limit their creative freedom. This year they will honor Iranian singer and songwriter Mahsah Vahdat, a renowned world music performer and vocal advocate for freedom of expression for musicans and composers. Mahsa left her native Iran because of the restrictions placed on female performers by the Iranian government.

Contact: 
(412) 226 9744

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Muslim Experience Bibliography

"Muslims in America are in the public spotlight. As a result, the demand for information and analysis on Muslims and Islam in the United States has risen. ISPU, conduct objectives, solution-seeking research that empowers American Muslims to develop their community and fully contribute to democracy and pluralism in the United States. It is our hope that these materials will allow a host of interested parties to do the same.

24 Aug 2019

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Art Exhibit and Reception: Saihou Njie

Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
302 1/2 N. Craig Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
Few of a Kind Store

A Multi-Media Exhibit by artist Saihou Njie, durining from August 24 - September 21, 2019 at Few of a Kind Store

Contact: 
412-315-7092

13 Aug 2019

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Abdi Nor Iftin

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212
Sponsored By: 
Alphabet City

Join us for an evening of reading and discussion celebrating the work of Abdi Nor Iftin. Abdi Nor Iftin’s memoir tells the story of someone who’s desperately trying—against long odds—to make it to the United States and become an American. Abdi was a Somali refugee who fled Kenya for fear of the radical Islamist group In Kenya he got “the luckiest break of his life:” winning the lottery to land on a short list for a U.S. visa. This was his ticket out. But before he could cash in his golden ticket, the police start raiding his neighborhood, targeting refugees.

10 Aug 2019

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Sembène Film Festival: Azur & Asmar

Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
40 City of Asylum, North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212
Sponsored By: 
Alphabet City and City of Asylum

The screening of Azur & Asmar presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival. This film will be presented in English, French, and Arabic. Runtime: 99min Rating: PG ages 6 and up Azur & Asmar is the story of two boys raised as brothers. Blonde, blue-eyed, white skinned Azur and black-haired, brown-eyed, dark-skinned Asmar

22 Jun 2019

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Dimensions of the Middle East, A Summer Institute for Educators

Sunday, June 23, 2019 (All day)
Duke University
Sponsored By: 
Qatar Foundation, Duke University

Dimensions of the Middle East:
A Summer Institute for Educators
Sunday, June 23 - Friday, 28, 2019 | Duke University

Contact: 
Emma Harver harver@email.unc.edu or 919-962-6732

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“The Islamic Legacy in the Built Environment of Hispano-America

University of AZ productions: YouTube talk on Morocco and medieval (Islamic) Spain, which will be especially of interest to Spanish teachers and people who teach Latino or Jewish students. by Dr. R. Brooks Jeffery (University of Arizona professor of Architecture:

01 May 2019

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American Muslim Poll 2019 Presentation (online streaming)

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
ISPU 1307 L Street NW, Wash DC 2005
Sponsored By: 
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

Photo: "Candlelight Vigil" by Miki Jourdan (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

How likely were American Muslims to participate in the midterm elections? Does a candidate’s support for the "Muslim ban" help or hurt their run for office? How has Islamophobia changed over the past tumultuous year, and how can it be addressed?

ISPU's fourth annual poll surveys Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Protestants, white Evangelicals, and the non-affiliated to inform national conversations with the voices of everyday Americans.

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