• Muslim Journeys Reading & Discussion Group

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    Name: Muslim Journeys Reading & Discussion Group
    Date: November 19, 2019
    Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM EST
    Event Description:
    In a time when international rhetoric has made the word “immigration” synonymous with “invasion,” it has become dangerously easy for us to perceive other individuals as a single, threatening entity. The gift of literature is that it removes us from the specifics of our own experience and immerses us in the experiences of others. Facilitated by Professor Emeritus Louise Sullivan-Blum, this reading and discussion group will allow us to examine a variety of Muslim journeys, and discuss the ways in which the joys and challenges of these individual stories enrich our own journeys, both as individuals and as members of the larger community. The series will meet monthly from September through December in the Southeast Steuben County Library Conference Room. Books will be provided by the Humanities New York.
    Books we will be reading:
    • Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
    • Minaret by Leila Aboulela
    • How Does it Feel to Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America by Moustafa Bayoumi
    • Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, The Struggle for the Soul of a Generation by Eboo Patel

    You can join us for one session or for all four. Please register in advance for the sessions. Dates are as follows:

    • September 17, 6-8pm
    • October 15, 6-8pm
    • November 19, 6-8pm
    • December 17, 6-8pm

    Books will be provided by Humanities New York. Please pick up books in advance at The ARTS Council, 79 W. Market St.

    This program is free an open to the public.


    Southeast Steuben County Library
    300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza 
    Suite #101, Corning, NY 14830

    Date/Time Information:
    September 17, 6-8pm
    October 15, 6-8pm
    November 19, 6-8pm
    December 17, 6-8pm
    Contact Information:
    Casey Winston, Programs & Outreach Manager.
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