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Muslims for American Progress: An Evidenced Based Portrait of American Muslims

April 2 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Free

It is commonly said that we fear what we do not understand. Living up to our American ideals requires us to understand our neighbors, our colleagues, and our friends despite our diverse backgrounds. Yet in recent years, Muslims in America have rarely been portrayed as nuanced and complex human beings, and the reality is most Americans say they do not know a Muslim personally. In an effort to correct this, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding launched the Muslims for American Progress (MAP) project. MAP pairs human stories with hard facts and quantifies the contributions of Muslims in the state of Michigan in eight areas. Ms. Dalia Mogahed, ISPU’s Director of Research, will present the findings from this project.

Click here for Ms. Dalia Mogahed’s personal bio

FAQs

Does this lecture cost money?

The World Affairs Lecture Series is free and open to the public. However, registration is required.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

While all ages are welcome to attend, due to the content of the lecture, we recommend ages 12+.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free parking is available on Westminster College campus after 5:00 p.m. A parking permit is not required. Click here to view the campus map. (This lecture is held in building #18. For optimal parking, we suggest parking lot B.)

Will refreshments be available before the lecture?

UCCD invites the public to attend a small meet and greet reception with the guest lecturer at 6:00 pm; The lecture begins at 7:00 pm. We serve tiny savory and sweet bites, as well as water and other libations. However, we are not able to accommodate dietary restrictions. Food and beverages are not allowed in the lecture halls.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For all other additional questions, please contact Deeanna Price at dprice@utahdiplomacy.org | 801.832.3276 | utahdiplomacy.org

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