Iliff on the Road: Muslim Voices in the Heartland, Prof. Sophia Shafi
Description: The Muslims in the Mountain West Project is pleased to announce “Muslim Voices in the Heartland”, a 3-day event featuring discussion panels with local, regional and national Muslim writers, journalists, scholars, and activists. This event is hosted by the Center for Media, Religion and Culture and the Center for Asian Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder.
While bringing together some of the leading scholars on Muslim modernites, including Megan Reif, Nader Hashemi, and Sophia Rose Shafi, this gathering is unique in combining scholarly presentations with the participation of local and national American Muslims to speak on their own experience. Panels include “On ‘Muslim Rage,’ Media and Politics,” “Life as a Muslim in the Mountain West,” and “Storytelling, Media & Muslims in America.” American Muslim artistic expressions will also be presented, including a poetry reading by award-winning spoken word artist Dominique Ashaheed, a conversation with playwright Wajahat Ali about his theatrical production The Domestic Crusaders, and a screening of the film Mooz-Lum followed by a discussion with Director Basir (Q) Qasim.
Friday, Oct. 5, 5 p.m.
Storytelling, Media & Muslims in America
Panel Discussion featuring:
Moderator: Sophia Rose Shafi, Iliff School of Theology
Wajahat Ali, playwright, essayist and attorney
Deana Nassar, Hollywood Liaison, Muslim Public Affairs Council
Qasim (Q) Basir, writer and film director
Events will be held October 4 – 6.
All the details can be found on the complete program.
Date: Friday, Oct. 5, 5 p.m.
Location: University of Colorado Boulder, Eaton Humanities 1B50