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Talkback Series on Japanese Internment During WWII to Follow HOLD THESE TRUTHS at Sheen Center

Talkback Series on Japanese Internment During WWII to Follow HOLD THESE TRUTHS at Sheen Center.
Following select performances of Jeanne Sakata's Hold These Truths, directed by Lisa Rothe and starring Joel de la Fuente (Amazon's The Man in the High Castle), Hang a Tale Theater Company will welcome a diverse panel of guests to discuss the history of forced Japanese internment during WWII and the parallels to our current time, when Muslims and other minorities are again fighting to preserve their civil liberties. 
Panelists will include Julie Azuma (President of "Different Roads to Learning"), Albert Fox Cahn Esq. (Legal Director of The Council on American-Islamic Relations, New York), Allison Hi (member of the Day of Remembrance Committee), David Okada (co-chair of the Japanese American Citizen's League), Hussein Rashid, PhD (academic, speaker, educator, and founder of islamicate L3C) and playwright Jeanne Sakata (actor of film, television, and theater, and the writer of Hold These Truths). Other panelists may be added at a later date.

Allah Akbar, i musulmani newyorkesi e le parole rubate - Repubblica Tv - la Repubblica.it

Allah Akbar, i musulmani newyorkesi e le parole rubate - Repubblica Tv - la Repubblica.it.

A una settimana esatta dall’attentato di Tribeca un viaggio tra i discorsi e i volti dell’Islam di New York. C’è la sensazione di essere stati defraudati delle due parole considerate in assoluto più preziose: Allah Akbar. Hussein Rashid, è un professore di religione della Columbia University. Mehmet Özalp, imam in Turchia è volontario presso una moschea di Brooklyn. Yousra Alshanqiti, giovane avvocatessa in Arabia Saudita è una dottoranda in diritto dell’immigrazione qui negli Stati Uniti. Hussein e Abdullah, sono due venditori ambulanti originari rispettivamente del Bangladesh e dell’Egitto. Ecco che cosa significa per loro Allah Akbar.


A Qawwalified Home: Spirituality, Resistance, and American Muslims - Williams College

A Qawwalified Home: Spirituality, Resistance, and American Muslims - Williams College.

Bruce Springsteen makes Pakistani music? Despite the long presence of Muslims in America, Islamophobia is on the rise. Like many other communities, Muslims turn to their faith to help craft a response, and the results enrich American culture. Come here how qawwali, a Muslim devotional music from South Asia, is now an American music.