Understanding the World of Islam: Community Voices

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Event Details

Gain deeper understanding and appreciation, expand your knowledge base, and reconsider some ideas you might already have about Islam through this continuing academic lecture series, in partnership with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago.

You are invited to the finale in this dynamic academic lecture series. On Wednesday, May 16, Community Voices will feature a guided panel discussion of local residents answering your questions, discussing traditions, cultures, experiences, and more.

May 16 is also the first evening of Ramadan. So we are planning to break the fast together with food and drink. Please join us!

Do you have a specific topic or question you would like to hear addressed? Please email it to the library anytime before Tuesday, May 15 at communications@oppl.org.

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is active locally, regionally, and nationally in its goal of enhancing public knowledge of the Middle East. The Middle East Education Initiative coordinates all Center outreach programs and routinely collaborates with K-12 and post-secondary educational institutions, museums and libraries, journalists and news media organizations, cultural and religious groups, diplomatic circles, and the public and private sectors. CMES draws on the critical expertise of scholars and specialists from the University of Chicago community and around the country to promote a descriptive and critical understanding of North Africa, West Asia, Central Asia, and the wider Islamic world in both historical and contemporary contexts.

Event Type(s): Multicultural, Learn & Connect, Arts & Culture
Age Group(s): Adults
Multicultural Collection