What: Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys, an Intergenerational film and conversation event.
The event will feature the 60-minute film, “Prince Among Slaves” and will be followed by a conversation among attendees, facilitated by Joan Haan and Fardosa Hassan. The 2007 film was directed by Andrea Kalin and produced by Unity Productions Foundation. It is the true story of Abdul Rahman Ibrahima Sori, an African prince enslaved in the Americas.
When: April 8, 2013, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Saint Paul Area Council of Churches, 1671 Summit Ave., St. Paul 55105
About Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys
The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a collection of books, films, and other resources chosen to familiarize the American public about Islam and the cultural heritage of Islamic civilizations around the world. It is intended to address both the need and the desire of the American public for trustworthy and accessible resources about Muslim beliefs and practices and the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations.
The University of Minnesota Libraries-Twin Cities is one of 840 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to receive the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys collection from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA).
The April 8 event is the first of three planned events. Two events will be held this fall on the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus. The primary goal for hosting these events is to introduce the books and films to members of the Twin Cities community.
More information is about Muslim Journeys
Sponsors: The American Library Association, the National Endowment for the Humanities, George Mason University, The Saint Paul Area Council of Churches, the St. Paul Interfaith Network, and the University of Minnesota Libraries.