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Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and New Muslim Youth Culture

Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 2:00pm

Center for Islamic Studies at GTU would like to invite you to attend a book reading with Hisham Aidi, author of Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and New Muslim Youth Culture.

Containing the Rising Ride of Islamophobia: OPEN Silicon Valley Forum

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 1:00pm

Anti-Islamic rhetoric is spreading across America like wildfire as fear-mongering tactics and crass statements by politicians continue to create an ominous climate at home for Muslim-Americans.

The Qur'an as Epic with Todd Lawson

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 12:00pm

The Center for Islamic Studies at the GTU cordially invites you to attend Dr. Todd Lawson's presentation, "The Qur'an as Epic." This event will be moderated by Dr. Mahan Mirza, and promises to be a wonderful experience!

When: May 4, 2016 12pm-2pm
Where: Graduate Theological Union, Richard S. Dinner Boardroom, 3rd floor of Flora Lamson Hewlett Library 2400 Ridge Road Berkeley CA

 

CIS News March 2016

Congratulations to CIS Visiting Scholar Carol Bier, who served as a consultant for an exhibition on "Symmetry and Islamic Art" at the Hawaii State Library in Honolulu, curated by staff at Doris Duke's home at Shangri La, now a museum of Islamic art. Carol will present public programs in March at both institutions. 

 

CIS News April 2016

CIS is delighted to be a partner in the upcoming 7th annual international Islamophobia conference, as part of the Islamophobia Documentation and Research Project, directed by Dr. Hatem Bazian at the Center for Race and Gender, UC Berkeley. This year’s theme is, Islamophobia: Has a Tipping Point Been Reached? held April 22-23 at Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley. For further details, please see: www.irdproject.com

Unpacking Islamophobia: What Christians Should Know About Islam

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 7:45pm

In a climate of fear, misinformation, and generalization, how can we equip ourselves to speak and act in solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters? Dr. Jiwa from Center of Islamic Studies, GTU, and President and Dean Mark Richardson of CDSP will meet in conversation at CDSP to discuss the reality of Islam. This event will be available via livestream.

When: Thursday, March 3rd, 7:45pm
Where: Tucson Common Room, CDSP Campus, 2451 Ridge Road Berkeley CA 94709

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