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“Understanding Islam” Series in Palo Alto

from Supervisor Joe Simitian:

We are lucky to live in one of the most diverse places in the country. Without understanding the diverse cultures around us, however, misconceptions abound. That’s why I’m co-hosting and moderating an “Understanding Islam”series with the Commonwealth Club this spring.

All panels will be from 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Rinconada Library – Embarcadero Room
1213 Newell Road, Palo Alto

Please RSVP at www.commonwealthclub.org/sv or call 408-299-5050.

All events are free, but space is limited.

  • PART 1: Monday, April 3 – What does it mean to be Muslim? The Basics

A discussion of Islam as a religion and an identity in modern America and abroad.

Moderator: County Supervisor Joe Simitian
Panelists: Sumbul Ali-Karamali, author, The Muslim Next Door
Maha Elgenaidi, Executive Director, Islamic Networks Group
Jihad Turk, President of Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School

  • PART 2: Tuesday, May 9 – Fear of a Faith: Sharia. Surveillance. Terrorism. The Muslim Ban. What’s real, and what’s not?

A discussion of the policies, politics, and current events that affect U.S. understandings of Islam and Muslims.

Moderator: County Supervisor Joe Simitian
Panelists: Ameena Jandali, Islamic Networks Group
Jihad Turk, President of Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School

  • PART 3: Monday, May 22 – Women and Islam

A discussion of what it means to be a Muslim woman, and how Islam intersects with gender in today’s world.

Moderator: County Supervisor Joe Simitian
Panelists: Sumbul Ali-Karamali, author, The Muslim Next Door
Maha Elgenaidi, Executive Director, Islamic Networks Group

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