Congressman Keith Ellison Leading Forum at NYU On American Muslim Community Issues

  • WHAT: Congressman Keith Ellis will be leading a forum with students and young professionals to discuss issues relevant to the American Muslim Community as well as how Muslims can become more civically engaged.
  • WHO: Congressman Ellison represents the Fifth Congressional District of Minnesota in the United States House of Representatives. He took office on January 4, 2007. Ellison’s election to the Congress made both Minnesota and U.S. history by becoming the first African American elected to the Congress from Minnesota, as well as the first Muslim American to be elected to the U.S. Congress.
  • WHEN: Saturday, March 22nd, 2008, 1:30pm to 4pm
  • WHERE: NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South, Room 914, New York, NY 10012

The forum is free and open to the public.

The Islamic Center at NYU serves the Muslim population at NYU, a private institution of higher education and research located in lower Manhattan, in one of the world’s most innovative and important cities. Unlike most university-based Muslim organizations that are student run, the Islamic Center at NYU is overseen by the Office of the Muslim Chaplain, established to meet the needs of its growing membership.

The Islamic Center at NYU caters to a wide and growing audience, reaching not only Muslims in New York City but also individuals from other communities. The Islamic Center at NYU is dedicated to fostering a sense of awareness, activism and scholarship amongst the Muslim community both on and off campus.

For More information please contact: The Islamic Center at NYU at 212.998.4712; Khalid Latif: Director/Chaplain, ICNYU at

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