Islam and Muslims in Post 9/11 America

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Islam and Muslims in Post 9/11 America

Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 7 p.m.

This program will look at the role of inter-religious communities who stand shoulder-to-shoulder with American Muslims in the face of backlash, protecting our foundational American values of religious freedom, diversity, and mutual respect. We will explore the efforts American Muslims have undertaken to counter extremism, both through outspoken condemnations and through proactive efforts to increase interfaith understanding and civic engagement.

Our guest speaker will be Dr. Mohamed Elsanousi, Director of Community Outreach for the Islamic Society of North America.

The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association. Support was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.