Islamic Awareness Week on Campus

Posted in support of the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Salam Campus Community,

With great honor, it is my esteemed pleasure to cordially invite you to Green River’s 2nd Annual Islamic Awareness Week from May 11-14, 2015, hosted by the Muslim Student Association.  All events throughout the week will be held in the  Lindbloom Center.  Each day contains a discussion topic pertaining to Islamic related matters and current events.  

Islamic Awareness Week

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Islamic Awareness Week:

  • Monday, May 11, 2015 – (Islam 101):  An overview of the fundamentals of the Islamic faith.  Discussion Facilitator: Imam Abdullahi of the Islamic Center of Kent.
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 – (Muslim Contributions): Discourse on the contributions Muslims have made in the areas of: science, mathematics, architecture, the arts and other fields.  Discussion Facilitator: Professor Dr. Turan Kayaoglu from the University of Washington Tacoma.
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2015 – (Women in Islam): An interactive workshop regarding: dominant culture, colonial influences on traditional and contemporary Muslim women, gender roles, Muslim women narratives and conceptualization.  Workshop Facilitator: Marwa Almusawi, Assistant Director of Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.  Panel discussion hosted by the Muslim Student Association.
  • Thursday, May 14, 2015 – (Banquet): Celebratory banquet including student arts and performances. The cost is $3.00 for students and $5.00 for non-students.

For more information, see the attached flyer.  For inquiring thoughts, the lantern (on the flyer) is a symbol of applying light and a reference to the concept of Noor (light); the intent of Islamic Awareness Week. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to direct them my way.

Shukran! (Thank you!)

Marwa Almusawi
Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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