MU Celebrates Islam Awareness Week: Oct. 24 - 28, 2011
Join the University of Missouri Muslim Student Organization in a week-long exploration and celebration of Islamic faith on campus. Spend time with your fellow Muslim students and learn more about the opportunities and challenges facing our Islamic student population. Islam Awareness Week was established to help facilitate greater understanding of the Islamic religion and bring people together, regardless of race or religion to share ideas and learn from each other. Regardless of your religion we encourage you to discover and learn from the many activities the Muslim Student Organization has to offer!
Islam Awareness Week Schedule
Monday, Oct. 24, 2011
- Taste of Islam
10 - 2:00 p.m., Lowry Mall (rain site, N103C Memorial Union)
Enjoy the fall weather and sample different foods from various Muslim countries.
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011
- Movie--Inside Islam: What a billion Muslims Really Think, documentary screening
5-6:30 p.m. Memorial Union, rm S203
This documentary film from Unity Productions Foundation, explores the expertly gathered opinions of Muslims around the globe as revealed in the world's first major opinion poll, conducted by Gallup, the preeminent polling organization. Gallup researchers began by asking the questions on every American's mind. Why is there so much anti-Americanism in the Muslim world? Who are the extremists and how do Muslims feel about them? What do Muslims like and dislike about the West? What do Muslim women really want?Crucial policy decisions hang on these questions. They continue to generate passionate disagreements in the public square. Yet for all the heat and controversy, the actual views of the world's Muslims have been conspicuously missing from this debate.
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011
- Scarves for Solidarity and Pink Hijab Day
All day event followed by a panel discussion 5 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Memorial Union, rm N103
Have you ever wondered what it is like to wear the Islamic Hijab or head scarf? This is your opportunity to experience a day in a hijab and share your support for our Muslim sisters and breast cancer survivors. It's simple to do: Wear a pink headscarf for one day and pledge $5 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Wear your scarf on campus and in the community and attend the evening panel discussion to share your experience.
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011
- Keynote Lecture with Haroon Moghul: Who is Afraid of Shariah?
8 - 9 p.m., Memorial Union rm S203
Join us and listen to Haroon Moghul speak in conjunction with Islam Awareness Week. Haroon Moghul is a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University, specializing in Middle East, South Asian and African Studies. He is also senior editor at the Islamic Monthly, associate editor for Religion Dispatches and a fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. He currently serves as executive director of The Maydan Insitute. Moghul's work has appeared in the Huffington Post, and his blog, Avari, has won numerous Bass Crescent awards honoring excellence in the Muslim blogosphere, including Best Muslim Blog, Best Thinker and Best Writing.
Friday, Oct. 28, 2011
- Jumprope and eat breakfast with a Muslim
11-1:00 p.m., Speakers Circle
Burn calories while jumping rope and then enjoy a bagel or donut in speakers circle. Join us for this fun activity!