Five faculty members have each received $10,000 New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Individual Artist grants to carry out creative projects, including several that have a focus on public service in the arts. NYSCA also awarded a $40,000…
Muslim speakers to share stories from travel across U.S.
Join us Friday, March 2, from 5-7 p.m. in Room 105 Life Sciences Complex as Aman Ali and Bassam Tariq talk about their project, 30 Mosques in 30 Days. CNN ranked it as one of the top stories of 2010. During Ramadan 2010, Islam’s holy month of fasting and reflection, New Yorkers Aman Ali and Bassam Tariq took a roadtrip across America, stopping each evening to break their fasts at a different mosque in a different state. The two drove over 13,000 miles during the trip and blogged about it daily on their site, www.30mosques.com. During the trip they prayed inside the infamous “Ground Zero Mosque” in Manhattan, got pulled over by a cop in
Mississippi, and visited the first mosque ever built in the U.S. in Ross, N.D. – a town with only 48 people in it. Along the way, they met the protagonists of Dave Eggers’ bestselling “Zeitoun,” Cambodian Muslim victims of the Khmer Rouge, a Pakistani-Mormon couple, and many, many others, all of whom are part of the diverse
Muslim-American community. Their journey explores what it means to be Muslim in America today, and serves as a powerful counter-narrative to the media’s image of a monolithic Islam, receiving coverage on ABC News, CNN, Time, NPR, Fox News, the Huffington Post and Aljazeera English.
Contact Person: Azhar Ali, firstname.lastname@example.org, 845-741-8002