Proceeds from the event, co-sponsored by Islamic Relief, to benefit Haiti relief efforts
The Islamic Center at New York University will host “Building Momentum in Mainstream Culture,” a two-day conference designed to engage American Muslims in conversations bridging Islam and mainstream American culture, on Friday, January 22 (6:30 p.m.-11 p.m.) and Saturday, January 23 (9 a.m.-10 p.m.) at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life (60 Washington Square South [at LaGuardia Place]).
For a complete schedule of sessions and speakers, go to: http://www.icnyu.org/conference. Registration fee is $60.50. For more information, call 212.998.4712. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Islamic Relief’s $1 Million Dollar Campaign for Haiti Relief.
To obtain a press pass or schedule an interview with Khalid Latif, director of the Islamic Center at NYU, or any of the event’s speakers, please contact Amanda Alampi at 201.396.6901 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the conference, scholars, leaders, and artists will debate, discuss, and explore Islam’s embrace of the mainstream culture. Speakers include Islamic scholar Zaid Shakir, award-winning-journalist Shahed Amanullah, Ingrid Mattson, director of the Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations and first female president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), and comic book writer and essayist G. Willow Wilson. Sessions include: “Civil Liberties in Conflict,” “Community Development: Understanding the Other,” and “Telling the American Muslim Story: Creativity and Islam”.
For more on Islamic Relief, go to: http://www.islamic-relief.com/
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.