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The Islamic Center at NYU Launches “Harmony NYU,” a Campaign Against Hate, with Teach-in—Nov. 17

November 17, 2009
N-144, 2009-10

The Islamic Center at NYU and various other clubs and campus organizations will host a teach-in to create a united voice against intolerance on Tuesday, November 17, 12:30 p.m. at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life.

NYU Chaplain Khalid Latif said, “Hate affects people of every race, religion, ethnicity and sexual orientation – so students and faculty will stand (and learn) in solidarity to work for harmony at NYU.”

Professors, students and other community leaders will lead the teach-in with stories and lessons in the fight for tolerance. The event will also include a cappella and spoken word performances by student groups. In remembrance of the recent tragedy at Fort Hood, the event will end with a moment of silence for the victims.

  • WHAT: “Harmony NYU,” A Campaign Against Hate
  • WHERE: Grand Staircase, NYU’s Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South (at LaGuardia Place)
  • WHEN: Tuesday, November 17, 12:30 p.m.
  • To arrange an interview with Imam Latif, a member of the Islamic Center, or for any other inquiries concerning the Harmony NYU event, please contact Hana Jeddy at 832.455.8278 or hana.jeddy@nyu.edu or Amanda Alampi at 212.998.4712 or ava223@nyu.edu.

    About the Islamic Center at NYU: Inspired by the idea that America’s Muslim community will best develop in a supportive environment, 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. Today’s Islamic Center 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 currently located at 371 Sixth Avenue, in the basement of St. Joseph’s Church where weekly Friday prayers are held year-round and nightly dinners break the Ramadan fast.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Events and Traditions

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: John Beckman | (212) 998-6848


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