April 17-21: Islamic Awareness Week

By Kevin O'Connor
Posted April 19, 2017

The Muslim Student Association (MSA), cordially invites ALL Metro faculty, staff and students to the annual Islamic Awareness Week festivities, April 17-21.  The  week’s agenda is as follows:

TUESDAY:  Walk In My Hijab
3-6 p.m. Student Center, room 101, Saint Paul Campus
Sister Julianne Noora will discuss the experiences and importance of the Women of Islam.  Win prizes, try on a Hijab, get a Henna tattoo, and more.  Light snacks will be provided.
WEDNESDAY:  Muslim Inventions & Contributions
4-6:30 p.m. New Main, Great Hall, Saint Paul Campus
Members of our Muslim Student Association will discuss the valuable contributions of Muslim men and women, including popular inventions.  Light snacks will be provided.
THURSDAY:  Panel Discussion – Highlight Our Voices 
Noon to 2 p.m. Library and Learning Center, LIB 302 EcoLab, Saint Paul Campus
A panel discussion featuring dynamic Muslims in various fields.  Light snacks will be provided.
7-10 p.m. at Student Center, room 101, Saint Paul Campus
Join MSA members for a fun-filled night featuring “Poetry Out Loud” spoken word, open mic, comedy skits, and more! (Dinner will be provided.)

The goals of MSA’s annual Islamic Awareness Week are:

• To educate attendees about Islamic history, culture and traditions, as well as address common myths and assumptions that may contribute to prejudice and inequity.

• To engage in respectful discussions about the challenges and injustices that many Islamic individuals deal with on a daily basis—not only in Minnesota, but also nationally and internationally—and share ideas for resolution and prevention.

• To join in fellowship to acknowledge and celebrate the heritage, contributions, and accomplishments of Metro’s own Islamic students, faculty, and staff.

For information about Islamic Awareness Week or the Muslim Student Association, contact MSA President, Guyo Kotile, at cj1190fc@metrostate.edu.